". . .some things are now certain. One of those certainties is that after completely cracking in Stage 16 yesterday, Floyd Landis will not be the winner of this year's Tour de France."

Yes, the crow was delicious, thanks for asking.

After his puzzling and disappointing collapse over the final 18 km of Stage 16, Landis had lost the yellow jersey and found himself in 11th place, more than 8 minutes behind Oscar Pereiro. Even more than the time lost was the psychology of losing it. Floyd Landis' Tour was over. Even Floyd and his Director Sportif John Lelongue seemed to concede.

But that's why they ride the races. Landis ain't dead. He been resurrected -- in yellow.