Less than two weeks after wrapping up his arbitration hearing at Pepperdine University in California concerning a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France, former mountain biker Floyd Landis will be racing at the Teva Games in Vail Pass this weekend according to the Denver Post.
Landis is scheduled to complete the mountain bike event, which starts at 1 pm at Gold Peak on Saturday. He'll be among the pros, including Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru Gary Fisher) and mountain biking legend Ned Overend (Specialized) in tackling three laps of a winding, seven mile course. He will also race the hill climb on the road up Vail Pass at 11:30 am Sunday morning. The hill climb used to feature in the Coors Classic stage race. Both events should be good training for the Leadville 100, which is also on Landis' calendar for the 2007 season.
Landis is awaiting the outcome of the arbitration hearing. If found guilty of doping, he will lose his 2006 Tour de France title and be banned from UCI-sanctioned competition. However, regardless whether he wins or loses this round, the case is likely to progress to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upon appeal by either Landis' team or USADA.
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