Ekimov marks Landis as biggest threat

By Kirsten Robbins in Sacramento, California

Floyd Landis and his American team OUCH presented by Maxxis are far from being underdogs at the Tour of California that kicked off with the prologue in Sacramento on Saturday. Even though Landis has not competed for two years, he is still regarded as one of the best mountain climbers and time trialists in the world. According to Viatcheslav Ekimov, Astana's assistant directeur sportif, Landis is the biggest threat to Levi Leipheimer's quest to bring home a third consecutive victory.

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