Just one day after Lance Armstrong confirmed his intention of returning to cycling in 2009 and racing in the Tour de France, ESPN is now reporting that Floyd Landis will also return once his two year suspension has ended next year.
You’ll recall that Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone back in 2006 after he won the Tour de France. Floyd has maintained his innocence the entire time, and challenged the ruling in court, claiming that he was a victim of the doping labs making a mistake. He lost his hearing, and was then ordered to serve the two year suspension that is generally given to those who have failed a test for the first time.
Last year Floyd raced in the Leadville 100, the same mountain biking event that Armstrong raced in this year. Both riders finished in second place, behind six time champ Dave Wiens, but the race showed that they are both still competitive and want to ride.
The early rumors have Floyd riding for Health Net Team next year, although that has yet to be confirmed. Landis has not responded to press inquiries about his comeback, but I’m sure he’s overjoyed to have it leak to the press just one day after Lance’s statement.
You can read more about the (other) comeback over at Cycling News.
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I’m on vacation in Colorado for 9 days and I was actually just in Leadville a few days ago… I can’t imaging racing in that city.
The altitude is a killer. 10,000+ plus feet. The highest incorporated city in the United States.
Wow! Didn’t realize that it held that distinction. That would make it tough unless you’re use to it. My first few days in Montana this summer had me feeling the altitude a bit, but once I got use to it I was fine.
That was only at about 7500 feet though. Can’t imagine riding the Leadville trail if you’re not use to the altitude.
Hope you had fun there Carl!
Just catching up on all the news!
Looks like next years Tour will be quite interesting!
Yep! Sure will be. Can’t wait to see these guys all competing again.
Contador is going to be tough to take down though, he’s tearing up the Vuelta.
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