Ivan Basso, Jan Ullrich, and Floyd Landis trail Lance at last years tour.
Photo: Beth Schneider
Complete 2006 Tour Coverage
Visit Outside Online daily during the 2006 Tour de France (July 1-23) for race analysis by Chris Carmichael (the man who coached Lance Armstrong to seven tour wins), the latest stage results, and exclusive photos from our on-the-scene photographer.
We could tell you that the Tour de France battle between Germany's Jan Ullrich and Italy's Ivan Basso will be one for the ages. Or we could say that brash American Floyd Landis will smoke them both and score another win for the Yanks. Honestly, though, we don't know what's going to happen with Lance out of the picture. And that's got us very excited.
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» Meet four American hopefuls who are giving the Euros fits
» A life-threatening injury sidelines America's next great hope
» An anatomical study of the top Tour bike
» Floyd Landis: the new American in Paris
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