Floyd Landis

full name: Floyd Landis
bio: After a very successful junior mountain biking career, Landis turned pro in 1999. He is a strong climber and time trial specialist. In the 2005 Tour de France he finished ninth overall. 2006 was his breakthrough year, with wins in a couple of events. Most famously he was initially the winner of the 2006 Le Tour de France, but not long after the event he lost the title due to a drug scandal.
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born: Born on October 14, 1975, in Farmersville, Lancaster County, Penn. USA
family: Married to Amber Basile with whom he has a daughter, Ryan. They live in Murrieta, Riverside County, California. His parents are Paul and Arlene Landis, and he was their second child. He has a brother, Robert, and sisters, Alice, Charity, Priscilla and Abigail.
physical: height: 5ft 10in (1.78m)
weight: 150lb (68kg)
sport: Cycling
team: Landis initially rode with Mercury Cycling Team between 1999 and 2001, then rode for U. S. Postal from 2002 to 2005 with Lance Armstrong before switching to Phonak. He was dropped from Phonak after the 2006 Tour de France doping scandal.
event: road racing
achievements: Major wins
  • junior national mountainbike champion 1993
  • Tour of California in 2006 (inaugural event)
  • Paris-Nice 2006
  • Tour de Georgia 2006
what you may not know:
  • Landis was born in a community of Mennonites, a branch of the Christian Anabaptist church.
  • He attended public schools in the Conestoga Valley School District: Brownstown Elementary School, Conestoga Valley Middle School, and graduated in 1994 from Conestoga Valley High School.
  • He bought his first mountain bike at 15 and won the first mountain bike race he entered.
  • In 1995, he moved to California and became a full-time rider.

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