Landis to Leadville, no Armstrong

Floyd Landis can't compete in many cycling races

Floyd Landis can't compete in many cycling races (Image credit: AFP Photo)

Floyd Landis will be returning to racing this weekend in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, but he won't be going up against fellow American Lance Armstrong.

"Lance will not be attending Leadville but will be at the event in Colorado Springs on Thursday evening," his spokesman Mark Higgins told AP. He will be addressing a fundraiser that evening.

The race will be Landis' second after his positive doping test following last year's Tour de France and hip surgery. He rode in the Teva Mountain Games in Colorado in June. The Leadville race is a 100 mile race for 1,000 mountain bikers. "We don't think for Floyd the race is going to last very long," race co-founder Ken Chlouber said.

Chlouber said that he would still not be surprised if Armstrong decided to ride. "The deadline for us mortals was February, but for Lance it will be 30 seconds before the starting gun goes off. Actually, let's make that 10 seconds," he said. "If Lance shows up, he'll be in the front row right alongside Floyd Landis."

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