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Landis to race at Tour of Elk Grove

Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis, who finished in the top 10 in the overall classification in 2005, and in 2006 has already won the Tour of California, French Paris-Nice and the Tour de Georgia, will be racing in the streets of Elk Grove Village at the Alexian Brothers International Cycling Classic Tour of Elk Grove to be held in Illinois, USA, on August 12-13.

This inaugural, weekend-long "criterium" cycling event will feature a total of $153,000 as prize money. At the Tour of Elk Grove, Landis will be competing for the biggest single-event cash prize of $25,000 for the first-place winner of the men's international pro race, a 100k criterium race presented by USA Cycling. This race will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. In addition, Landis will also be signing autographs at the event from 11:00-11:45 a.m. that morning.

The 14 races in total, held as part of the Village's 50th anniversary celebration in 2006, will take place from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. each day. Start location is Ridge and Elk Grove Boulevard (at the south end of Audubon Park).

For more information, visit www.tourofelkgrove.com.

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