Floyd Landis wins Tour de France 2006
Floyd Landis won Tour de France 2006 - although it was a depleted field with last years 2nd and 3rd placed riders Ivan Basso and Jans Ullrich out in a doping scandal.
Whats stunning is that he was suffering from a hip injury.
The powerful performance of Landis up to Stage 16 of the Tour de France and his comeback in Stage 17 are all the more remarkable given that he is afflicted with a hip ailment, osteonecrosis, which was revealed in an article in The New York Times during the 2006 Tour de France. This deterioriation of the ball of his right hip was caused by the cutting off of the blood supply to the ball when scar tissue began to close off blood vessels after a femoral neck fracture sustained in a bicycle crash during a training ride near his Southern California home in October 2002. Landis kept the ailment secret from his teammates, rivals, and the media until an announcement made while the 2006 Tour was underway.
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