Landis vs. Armstrong at the Leadville 100

Biking Bis is reporting that Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong will both be competing in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race next August:

Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More :: It’s official: Landis vs. Armstrong in Leadville 100

The Floyd Landis camp issued a press release Tuesday that their guy is going to get on his mountain bike and race in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, scheduled Aug. 11, 2007, in Leadville, Colorado.

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong had already agreed to ride in Leadville. This sets up a challenge between two Tour de France winners in a slightly different contest.

Where’s you money in this fight? Will Landis dope for this? Will Armstrong’s running help or hurt him? Who can handle the altitude better? Who has better mountain bike skills? Lots of immeasurables in this one.

2 thoughts on “Landis vs. Armstrong at the Leadville 100”

  1. This is kind of cool, even if both those guys are dirtier than the 100 m dash finals in the Olympics track and field or a Barry Bonds training session. I have no prediction to make other than this: it will be historic in that the average America will pay attention to cycling for a record-breaking frequency of TWICE a year. Mad props to Lance for also helping set the record at NYC this year. The average American paid attention to a marathon a record ONE time in a non-Olympic year. You gotta love Lance’s star power.

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