I have already posted an update for the upcoming 24 Hours of Moab bike ride in a couple of months. Aparently, Floyd Landis used this race early in his riding career as training grounds. In a recent article from the Baltimore Sun, one of his friends commented :

"He was determined in a way that was scary," said Joe Surkiewicz, a cycling enthusiast who wrote about the sport and accompanied Landis and some Baltimore-area riders to the 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race in Utah.

Landis has always had the determination and drive to win. Scandal or no scandal, its takes strength and training to win the Tour de France. Obviously he had what it took to win the race. Plus, mountain biking in Moab Utah for sure prepared him for some of those mountain stretches!