With two stages of the Powernet Tour of the Southland completed I asked Landis how the racing was going. “I still haven’t seen a single kangaroo,” was his reply. My query about the conditions of the race elicited a story of almost crashing on a possum. When pressed on how he could tell if it was a possum or perhaps a platypus, Landis could not answer. Upon further reflection he thought it was undoubtedly a marsupial of some kind. Further elaborating on his recent interview with the New Zealand Herald, Landis said that although his Tour de France dream is over, a new dream of becoming a Buddhist monk was something he was considering. Or, “Some shit like that.”
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