Armstrong versus Landis Confirmed In Press Release

, , , , | UltraRob | Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

A press release today confirms that Floyd Landis plans to race the Leadville 100 in 2007. It says that race directory Ken Chlouber invited him to do the race. I’m still not sure what will happen if his doping issues aren’t cleared up by then since it is a NORBA sanctioned race.

My money is on Floyd Landis winning the race but I’m sure this will make Lance train harder. See my previous post about Lance’s attempts at mountain biking in 1999 after his first Tour de France win. Although I don’t consider Leadville to be technical, handling skills will still be a small factor. Landis started his career as a mountain biker and made the switch to the road in 1998. Armstrong has done a few races off-road and has better skills than most roadies but he won’t be able to hang with Landis going down the Powerline or Columbine. Plus when was the last time Lance did something on his own? Even at the New York Marathon he had other runners to pace him.

Thanks to Biking Bis for tracking down the press release.

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2 responses to “Armstrong versus Landis Confirmed In Press Release”

  1. Fonk says:

    Actually, Leadville 100 isn’t sanctioned by NORBA, which is how Landis is getting around a possible ban.

  2. Fonk says:

    I retract my earlier comment. I just checked the new info on their website, and it is NORBA sanctioned. No NORBA points are awarded though. I wonder if that makes a difference?

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