Born: Oct. 14, 1975, in Farmersville, Lancaster County,
Pro wins: 10
• Born in a community of Mennonites, a branch of the Christian Anabaptist church, Landis bought his first mountain
bike at 15 and won the first mountain bike race he entered.
• In 1995, he moved to California and became a full-time rider. Switched to road racing and joined Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal team.
• Split with Armstrong in 2005 and joined the Swiss team Phonak.
• Won inaugural Tour of California in 2006 as well as Paris-Nice classic and Tour of Georgia.
• Battled back from nightmare 16th stage in the Alps to win Stage 17 and set up 2006 Tour de France triumph.
• Fired by Phonak team after "B" sample taken after Stage 17 confirms high testosterone ratio. Tour officials say they no longer recognize him as champion.