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the Old Continent - Floyd Landis
July 23rd, 2006
The Social Diary Swiss Columnist Laurent
Year 2006 is busy in great sports events
on the Old continent. We first had the Olympic Winter Games in
Torino/Italy, then the soccer World Cup in Germany, Roland Garros
tennis tournament and today was the last day of the Tour de France.
This amazing three weeks race was won by Floyd Landis,
an American pro carrying the colors of a Swiss Team, Phonak Hearing
I don't know if some of you are interested
in bicycle races, but Floyd Landis, for whom year 2006 is THE
year, lives in San Diego ! This year, he won the Tour of Georgia,
the Tour of California, Paris-Nice/France and he just won the
Tour de France a few hours ago. If you want to know some more
about this American hero, check his web site
We usually say " A train can hide
another ". This time it would be more accurate to say "
An American can hide another ," refering to Lance Armstrong,
seven times winner of the Tour de France. Floyd Landis was a lieutenant
for three years for Lance Armstrong in a US Cycling Team, US Postal
Following the race on TV and watching the
end of each stage on the last week, it was quiet a thrill as so
many things happened. These included our hero wasting 8 minutes
a few days before arrival on the Chaps-Elysées, losing
the Yellow jersey and the next day fighting alone for about 130
kilometers ending the stage at 1 minute from the Yellow jersey
carrier Oscar Pereiro and finally taking the lead on the "
against the clock " stage one day away from the Sacre.
I hope San Diegans will give a warm welcom
to Floyd Landis, as much as we, Swiss sport lovers, thank him
for making this victory possible to this team, with the help of
all his teammates !
editor's note - Look for Laurent to be
in San Diego hopefully this August!
Laurent A. Kramer is a Swiss citizen and resident, who
loves San Diego, loves to ride the waves on his longboard, and
loves the California spirit. And of course Kramer loves to ski
father, Dan Kramer is a photo artist. You can
see Dan Kramer's work on www.photobistro.com
to New this Week.......Laurent
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