A post in another thread suggests that Landis is the 4th most accomplished American bicycle racer. Obviously the complete book on Floyd is yet to be written, but I thought that was an interesting observation. Personally, I would put him 7th based upon performance to date. The 6 ahead:
2) Major Taylor (dominated European competition overcoming tremendous obstacles)
3) Greg Lemond.
4) Andy Hampsten .(2 tours of Switzerland , 1 Giro, epic Giro stage win, 4th TDF, Alpe de Huez stage win in TDF, Tour of Romandy.)
5) Tyler Hamilton (dauphine libere, LBL, Tour of Romandy, Stage wins Giro and TDF)
6) Davis, the Cash register, Phinney ( most wins of any US rider with 300 wins, 2 TDF stages , first american road stage win in TDF, Coors Classic, 2nd in points competition TDF).
Am I leaving anyone out?