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Landis wins Stage 17, back in contention

Updated: July 20, 2006, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MORZINE, France -- Written off as hopeless just a day earlier, Floyd Landis needed a once-in-a-lifetime ride Thursday to revive his sagging chances of victory in the Tour de France.

Did he ever deliver.

With a sensational display of brio and guts in the style of seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong, the American put himself back in the title hunt with a solo win in Thursday's last Alpine stage.

The astonishing rebound silenced nay-sayers -- including Landis himself ...

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