Floyd Landis began riding bikes as a teenager. He turned pro in 1999 with the Mercury Cycling Team. He rode with the US Postal Team and Phonak before. He had a rivalry with Lance Armstrong.
Landis won the 2006 Tour de France. It was remarkable since he planning to have hip-replacement surgery later that year. After winning the tour, his urine test revealed traces of a performance-enhancing drug.
In May 2007, he testified before a three-member panel. He said that he did not use banned drugs, and he blamed the laboratory that did the test. His supporters raised about $2 million to defend him. Ultimately, he lost the case.
In 2010, Landis admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. He then received fraud charges for taking his supporters money.
The letter "D" best represents what Floyd Landis will be known for. It stands for drugs, which he used to enhance his performance in competitions.