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Re: Landis
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2016, 09:48 »
a new Landis interview - in German, but google translate should do the job I guess

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/doping-im-radsport-entweder-du-tust-es-ebenfalls-oder-du.892.de.html?dram:article_id=367487
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #31 on: January 17, 2017, 15:13 »
    Funniest thing today

    https://twitter.com/rouleurmagazine/status/821331396933337088

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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #32 on: January 18, 2017, 10:28 »
    Floyd is great.
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #34 on: April 20, 2018, 03:10 »
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    Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.

    The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong

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    “If you are a human in any way and not a psychopath, it’s painful,” he says. “My whole life was completely upside down, and I was not prepared for any of it.”







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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #35 on: April 20, 2018, 07:30 »
    Nice article, I'll be forever grateful to him. Still don't believe he rode clean in 2006 though.
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #36 on: April 21, 2018, 01:26 »
    Nice article, I'll be forever grateful to him. Still don't believe he rode clean in 2006 though.

    Oh, he didn't. Even by his own admission. There were blood bags and other PEDs, but he still insists that testosterone wasn't part of the mix (which is what he was busted for). In previous seasons, sure, but not in 2006. That's the one thing that he has stuck to since the debacle unfolded. And it seems to be what motivated him to fight the charges so vehemently, and what still leaves him puzzled. Was he set-up? Lab error? Who knows. We probably never will.
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #38 on: November 01, 2018, 16:59 »
    Some solid work from Dan Benson here.

    Floyd Landis: Redemption and the pursuit of closure



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    "When Colorado legalised marijuana about four years ago, I'd been living in Denver and working at a compounding pharmacy as a lab tech, and I did some sales," he says, as the wizard knowingly nods on. 
    :snooty

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    Landis owns several properties within the town. There is the dispensary where his staff sell CBD-based products and legal marijuana, a showroom in which we're currently sitting, and two other buildings that he, his family, and close associates such as Wolfman occupy when they're splitting time between Colorado and New York. Outside of Leadville, Landis owns three outlets in the Portland area. His business isn't just legit – it's thriving.
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    Landis' entourage is small but tight-knit. Along with his partner and daughter, there is Wolfman, who has known Landis since his Phonak days, and who also goes by the name of Scott Thomson, as well as a few inner circle employees, and a man dressed as a wizard who is either a figment of my imagination or a friendly Leadville socialite, who is convinced that ghosts frequent his apartment. The air is thin up here, clearly.

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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #39 on: March 13, 2019, 00:39 »
    Floyd Landis is back in the cycling game, and this time it's on his own terms




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    Last year was a deflating one for North American riders, as several established domestic teams teetered economically. Silber Pro Cycling, a Canadian developmental team directed by respected former pro Gord Fraser, entered its fifth and final year of existence without any successor sponsor in the wings.

    Fraser invited Landis for a ride in the team car on a stage of the Colorado Classic in Vail. The two had remained close in the nearly 20 years since they were teammates at Mercury Cycling.

    The idea of rescuing the team appealed to Landis for several reasons, not least of which was that Silber's management company was licensed in Canada and thus a step removed from his contentious history with USA Cycling. He pledged about half of the settlement toward the sponsorship, which was announced in October. The team eventually took the name "Floyd's Pro Cycling'' rather than referencing the Leadville brand because of Canadian regulations regarding promotion of CBD products.

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    The roster includes six Canadians, one apiece from Australia and Romania, and four U.S. riders.

    Including sprinter Travis McCabe!  :cool
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #40 on: March 20, 2019, 13:06 »
    Floyd Landis: ‘I regret the $100m lawsuit against Lance Armstrong. Nothing ever came of it’




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    There seems a therapeutic element to his willingness to talk about doping, and yet while discussing Armstrong’s popular podcast, Forward, Landis reveals that he actively avoids being confronted with the darkest period of his life.

    “I’ve listened to a couple of them,” Landis says. “He’s quite good at them, he’s got a good voice for it. But I try not to listen because it reminds me of those days.”

    They haven’t spoken since the lawsuit was first filed; would Floyd be willing to face Lance again? Would he go on the podcast if he was invited? “I don’t have any remaining animosity towards him. I would go on and sit face to face with him. It would probably be really interesting, if it ever happened.”

    Indeed. It would very interesting.
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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #41 on: November 15, 2019, 16:28 »
    This piece has got be the most comprehensive look at Floyd's post-cycling career that I've seen (although I think they could've done better on the title). It's lengthy, but well worth the time.

    (FWIW, I haven't really glanced at Bicycling.com in ages, but their formatting is really quite impressive.)

    It provides a ton of info, and answers a lot of questions. He seems to be a good place these days
     :)

    Floyd Landis Is Now a CBD Mogul

    - Floyd has established hemp farms in his home of Lancaster, PA, relying on the proven work ethic of the Amish to harvest the crops for his CBD business.

    - The U.S. dairy industry has been on decline, so this good be a replacement for former dairy farmers.

    - Not only does Floyd oversee a successful CBD business, (placement in 5000 retail outlets currently) he also has a small chain of successful marijuana dispensaries in Colorado and Oregano which reportedly  bring in over $1 million each month.

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    New on the market this year: A limited edition, CBD-infused coffee that they’re calling “Stage 17,”
     :P

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    “Dude, the Amish are badasses,” says Floyd. He grew up Mennonite and while the two sects are sometimes confused, Mennonites avail themselves of modern technology that the Amish traditionally reject, such as automobiles, electric appliances, and bicycles with gears. Hemp plants are tough and sticky, and there is no such thing as a hemp-harvesting machine (yet). But the Amish still farm largely by hand, which is why they are perfect for growing such a labor-intensive crop.

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    “Our marijuana business does well, but I actually like the CBD side of it better, because I’m not a huge fan of being high all the time,” Floyd says. “It’s fun once in a while. But I don’t get a lot done when I’m high.”

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    Floyd’s of Leadville’s CBD business was growing so quickly that in September 2018, Floyd’s partner Alex quit her job as a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to help run the company.
    [Huh. Very telling.]

    Floyd’s of Leadville now has 30 employees spread across five states. The marijuana side of the business, which is a separate legal entity, still has five dispensaries and two farms in Colorado and Oregon (although Floyd says he wouldn’t mind getting rid of the Oregon operations to cut down on travel time).

    “Floyd and I are very good together,” Alex says by phone from their home in Larchmont, New York. “He’s a very creative ideas person, a visionary, so he’s a good CEO. I help him execute and run the day-to-day logistics.”

    On his team:
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    Floyd’s Pro Cycling got off to a pretty good start this season, winning enough stages to be ranked the world’s top Continental team, but it was left off the initial roster for the Tour of Utah, despite the fact that three of its riders had placed in the top 10 overall in previous years, and sprinter Travis McCabe had won four stages. According to Landis, the team was told that the race’s main sponsor, the strongly Mormon Larry H. Miller family (they own primarily auto dealerships, but also the NBA’s Utah Jazz), had “moral issues” with Floyd’s name. The problem was solved by renaming the team after another sponsor, Worthy Brewing of Portland, Oregon.


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    Re: Landis
    « Reply #42 on: November 15, 2019, 17:36 »
    It provides a ton of info, and answers a lot of questions. He seems to be a good place these days
     :)
    That was a good read.
    And yes, it feels like Floyd has found peace of mind and a purpose.
    Good for him. :)
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