Landis and Armstrong Leadville Match-Up Off

The 100-mile mt. bike match-up between Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis is off, according to BikingBis:

Armstrong announced at The Paceline website that he will not be racing in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race on Aug. 11, 2007, as previously indicated due to a “scheduling conflict.”

This makes sense. What would Armstrong gain from losing to a doper?

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.