15:58:10 - Yellow Jersey For A Six-Pack Of Beer...
After Floyd Landis regained the lead of the Tour de France at the top of L'Alpe d'Huez he decided that he wanted a beer to celebrate the moment. On the road down to his hotel, his team car pulled over and the American traded a yellow jersey for a six-pack of beer with a spectator. [OLN]
~ Do Not Make the Floyd Angry ~
The quotes after Stage 17 hover around how FLandis wanted to repay his team for all their work, wanted to continue the fight ... no matter what.
When I recall images of The Floyd burning off all-comers on the slopes of the Saissies ... one by one the favorites dropping off his wheel ... i can't help but think of some massive Mennonite workhorse. What did they use ~ clydesdales? Who knows - but Landis was no showey Lipizzaner prancer like Kloden, no fleet Arabian like Sastre, no Russian warhorse like Menchov ...
Instead, The Floyd was all draft determination ~ single-minded, unrelenting, powerful to it's core. The bit was firmly chomped in a set jaw ... no direction but forward, pulling the weight, doing the work that must be done. Must be done.