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What Landis needs to do to win Saturday's time trial

Updated: July 21, 2006, 5:38 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | Special to ESPN.com

MACON, France -- A day after one of the most spectacular rides in Tour de France history, Floyd Landis is sitting pretty going into Saturday's decisive time trial with the yellow jersey prime for the picking.

Just 30 seconds behind a pair of skinny Spanish mountain goats (leader Oscar Pereiro and Carlos Sastre), Landis is in third place overall and on the cusp of history. But you wouldn't know it by looking at him after Friday's broiling stage across the Jura Mountains in eastern France.

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