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Landis down, but don't expect him to sulk over Alps

Updated: July 19, 2006, 6:02 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

LA TOUSSUIRE, France -- There won't be an American successor to Lance Armstrong's seven-year run in the Tour de France. It was one mountain too many for Floyd Landis, who saw his dreams of becoming the third American to win the Tour dissolve in Wednesday's punishing four-climb stage across the French Alps.

The former Armstrong lieutenant cracked in spectacular fashion on the grinding final climb to La Toussuire and tumbled out of the top 10 just a day after recapturing the yellow jersey ...

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