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Landis reveals plans to launch team – VeloxSports TV


Floyd Landis (left) rode for US Postal Service alongside Lance Armstrong between 2002 and 2004

Landis who is an ex-doper is very much to make his return to cycling by setting up his own side.

Back in the year 2010, American Landis who was himself got a ban for doping, lifted a lid.

And that was on former US Postal Service colleague, Armstrong’s long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The Canada-based team will have a high level degree of sponsorship from the 42-year-old’s cannabis business.

“I have a conflicted relationship with cycling but I still like it,” Landis said.

Also during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Landis said his team would lay emphasis on helping young riders.

Meanwhile, he actually won the 2006 Tour de France before eventually forfeiting his title after he failed a drugs test.

“I still remember what it was like to be a kid and race on a domestic team.

“It was some of the best years of my life,” he said.

Armstrong suffers life ban

Armstrong, 47 also lost all results since 1 August, 1998, including his seven Tour de France titles.

And he picked up a suspension from the sport for life in the year 2012.

That was after the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (Usada) investigation into what it called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen”.

He agreed to pay a fee within the range of $5m (£3.8m) to settle his legal case with the US government.

But then, the US government also alleged he had defrauded the US Postal Service during his years of doping.

Landis who received a two-year ban for doping in 2007 informed the WSJ he had received about $750,000 (£576,150).

That was as part of the Armstrong settlement for being the original claimant.

And this is part of the money which he will use to set up his cycling team.

“I am contrite about what happened but you can never go back and change the decisions you made.

“At the very least, people can see that I am ready to move on,” he said.

“Maybe it sounds odd but it is kind of some closure for me.”

Landis who set up his Colorado-based cannabis company, Floyd’s of Leadville, in 2016 concluded.

It sells legal hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products which help to fight against soreness in athletes.


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