Landis: Pro Cycling Is ‘Organized Crime’

Turns to amateur racing

Ryan O'Hanlon

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Floyd Landis will make a comeback—to amateur cycling. The 37-year-old confessed doper is organizing a “grand fondo” in the Catskills, which will focus solely on amateur riders, both serious and recreational. 

So, why “amateur” cycling?

“Professional cycling is organized crime,” Landis told USA TODAY. “I’m done with that.” He continued: 

This is about using whatever association people have with me to create an event where people can have a good time. Other than that, I’m finished with cycling—I have no interest in being a public figure in cycling.

The race will take place from June 1-2. The first day’s steep three-mile climb will be followed by a 100-mile ride. Registration is $100, and prizes will be awarded for the winners of each age group.

Read “The Twitter War on Lance Armstrong: Inside Floyd Landis’ Clandestine Campaign to Torment His Former Boss.

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