Tour de France
Jimmy Fowkes ’14 has had a lengthy journey to Stanford, including ongoing struggles with cancer that led him to a lasting relationship with Lance Armstrong
But I love Oprah, really I do. Because she apparently is the best person to turn to when you want the truth. I don’t know why we bother interrogating anybody these days–I’d say two minutes on Winfrey’s couch would turn even the most hardened men into songbirds.
On May 20, Floyd Landis, thirty-four years of age, a professional cyclist and former winner of the Tour de France – the sport’s most prestigious honor – admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs for the majority of his cycling career. In addition to ensconcing the cycling world in one more drug scandal, Landis also accused other top cyclists, including seven-time Tour de France winner and media darling Lance Armstrong, of doping as well. Landis’s stated reason for coming clean is that the burden of the lie was too great to bear anymore. However, that feeling of personal exoneration has come at a high price…