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Tales From The Tour -- From Floyd Landis (NOT A SPOILER)(2 posts)

Tales From The Tour -- From Floyd Landis (NOT A SPOILER)Gregory Taylor
Jul 18, 2002 5:12 AM
This showed up in today's "FloydMail" -- e-mails to the Floyd Faithful from France. (You can sign up at I didn't know whether to laugh or gag:

>>Smelly Euro Racers<<

There used to be the myth that European racers wouldn't bathe. Germans and Italians bore the brunt of this stereotype. During the Tour, one rider has emerged to embody this belief. An Alessio rider, who shall remain nameless, only takes a shower once a week. And when he does, he said that he keeps legwarmers on, so his legs wouldn't get chilled. As if this wasn't weird enough, he went on to say that he would sleep in his racing kit, only wearing street clothes for dinner. He would even wear him kit during rubdowns, just pull the legs up real high. Poor crazy guy.
Don't ride behind that guyPaulCL
Jul 18, 2002 5:35 AM

We've all ridden behind someone who has bad know...the guy who washes his jersey once every five rides - if they need it or not! But a week between baths! Imagine the saddle sores.