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Landis continues American dominance at Tour

Updated: July 23, 2006, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The craziest Tour de France in memory ended Sunday the same way the last seven had: with an American wearing the yellow jersey, this time with a Landis instead of a Lance.

After stunning feats of willpower and woeful cracks of concentration, Floyd Landis' arthritic hip held up and he held on for the ceremonial ride over the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysées.

"I kept fighting, never stopped believing," Landis said after leaving the winner's podium with his daughter, ...

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