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Landis different kind of Tour de France leader

Updated: July 18, 2006, 5:20 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Don't ever play Texas hold 'em with new Tour de France race leader Floyd Landis. The 30-year-old has the best poker face in the business.

First, he hid cycling's best-kept secret for two years about a career-threatening injury that will require complex hip reconstruction surgery within months.

And after slipping back into the yellow jersey in Tuesday's epic climbing stage to L'Alpe d'Huez, he's doing his level best to convince everyone he really doesn't want ...

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