Thursday, July 27, 2006

A True American Sports Hero.

To my great shame, I just realized that I forgot to post something on the Tour de France's win.
Yet the news is definitely worth a post:

Last Sunday, (previsuously unknown) American champion Floyd Landis won the Tour. He is the third American to win the race, making it the 11th time an American has won the Tour de France in 21 years. If you read the details (notably the adversity he overcame with his bad hip) you'll see why this guy is a true American champ!

NOTE: It should also be noted that in the three biggest markets for the tour, the average number of television spectators declined sharply over the course of the three-week event - a drop of 14% in France, 40% in Germany and 54% in the the United States! That's too bad because Landis deserved some media coverage.
There are many reasons - the recent doping scandals before and after the Tour probably contributed too.

2 Comments:

At 23:56, Blogger Woozie said...

Your true American hero failed just a drug test...tested positive for high levels of testosterone. At least it wasn't steriods.

 
At 22:50, Blogger Joker & Thief said...

Yes he has. We'll see what comes out of it. I need to post something but didn't have the time (neither of us did).

 

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