Lance Armstrong won’t be racing in Leadville

Brief by Allen Best

Sports – February 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong had been announced as a competitor at next summer’s Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. That was before the winner of this past year’s Tour de France, Floyd Landis, announced that he, too, would race at Leadville.

Recently, Lance Armstrong made another announcement: He wasn’t coming after all — due to a scheduling conflict, explained the Leadville Chronicle.

And whether Landis will actually compete remains to be seen. A urinalysis at the Tour de France showed presence of an illegal stimulant. He is appealing the results. Because the Leadville event carries a sanction by the NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycling Association), he would not be able to compete should he be suspended.