Riding high, Landis set for victory lap

American regains overall lead, sets off hometown celebration

Tour De France

July 23, 2006|By BILL ORDINE | BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER

FARMERSVILLE, Pa. -- In front of the Lancaster County home where prospective Tour de France champion Floyd Landis grew up is a sign that says, "The glory of young men is their strength."

It's biblical, from the Book of Proverbs, and it refers to the remarkable comeback Landis made to lead the Tour de France as the cyclists make their way to Paris' Champs-Elysees today on a leg generally considered a formality, although there is precedent for trailing riders snatching victory on the final day.

Today's final stage Sceaux-Antony to Paris TV: 7:30 a.m., OLN Inside: "I could not be happier," Landis says. PG 3E

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