On stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France American Floyd Landis wrote his own chapter in Legends of the Tour. Four days later they ripped the pages out. Landis went from cycling super-hero to villain so fast, he experienced vertigo. One moment the Phonak rider was rolling down the Champs Elysees, flag in hand, the next he was facing a firing squad of journalists, and looking shocked, bitter, and angry.
The Tour of Georgia starts today in Augusta, and once again it's set up to be a quality test for any and all. It'll be a different affair in 2006 without the participation of the Boss himself, but his absence and some others could really open the race to other contenders. PEZ has a look at the course and the possible players.