Congratulations, Floyd Landis!  You won the 2006 Tour de France!  After years of French press heckling your fellow American and rival, Lance Armstrong, over doping allegations, you did it clean, fair and square.  And with a trick hip to boot.  Congratulations.  I hope you get a chance to defend your title next year after hip surgery.  It’s a bummer that you have to have surgery and may never race again, but you have a lot to celebrate.  You made the Tour an exciting affair, especially after your amazing recovery after the Alps a few days ago.  Not only that, but you continue America’s domination of cycling’s premier sport in France, no less.  Americans have now won 11 of the 20 past tours.  Vive la America! Vive La Ndis!
Floyd, it’s a shame you didn’t get a chance to race against and beat contenders like Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, who are actually being investigated for doping charges.  And no one will ever know whether Lance Armstrong would have won the Tour again this year if he had raced.  Still, none of these realities change the fact that you won the race, fair and square.  Congratulations.  It’s yours.  Come back next year and do it again.  Best wishes for a successful recovery in the off-season.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Unknown's Gravatar Unknown
    July 26, 2006    

    hi! i just came across your blog.  its an awesome read! i was just curious…what brings you to seoul? what kind of work are you doing there?  it sounds like you are having a lot of fun and an exciting life.  good luck with your future travels!

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