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Landis to ride for families

Floyd Landis (Phonak)

Floyd Landis (Phonak) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Floyd Landis will return to the bike on December 17 to help raise funds for the families of the United States Fire Service engine #27 who lost their lives battling the Esperanza forestry fires in October. The David Witt Memorial Holiday Cycling Classic presented by OUCH will be used to raise funds for the families of the five-fighters who perished when their engine was overcome by flames

“I was born and raised in the area of the fire and along with my many long time friends, family and business associates, have tremendous sympathy for those that have suffered,” said Dr Brent Kay, MD of OUCH Sports Medical Center. “Along with many other cyclists I train regularly in Idyllwild and ride by the fire station where the fallen firefighters were stationed. I’m honored to present this event and would like to thank the countless individuals who have contributed to make this a reality.”

Joining Landis at the event is American professional rider, Dave Zabriskie and world champion Sarah Hammer. The memoriam/fundraiser will be held at the San Diego Velodrome from 1pm.

The event will also include a sanctioned elite track race and fundraising auctions.

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