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Floyd Landis, ex-professional road racing cyclist, has indicated his intentions to return to racing in 2022 – this time, in gravel and mountain bike disciplines. The news comes as Floyd announces the launch of the Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Racing Team comprised of five US athletes who will compete at the Belgian Waffle Ride Quadruple Crown events, the Life Time Grand Prix Series, and the Southeast Gravel Series, plus many of the most iconic gravel and mountain bike events such as 24 hours in the Old Pueblo and the Borah Epic MTB and Gravel. As the CEO of the team, Floyd won’t be racing the full schedule but “will race a select schedule in 2022”.
From Floyd Landis and the Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Racing Team
Floyd’s of Leadville CBD, the world’s leading CBD brand for athletes, is pleased to introduce Floyd’s of Leadville Racing (FLR) for 2022. The racing program comprises 5 riders, in a dispersed, non-traditional team format.
The five-rider squad is made up of three men and two women. The roster features three-time UCI Master’s XC MTB World Champion Tinker Juarez, the 2021 Unbound XL Champion Taylor Lideen, decorated Coloradoan Anne Donley, Oklahoma’s Team USA U23 MTB racer Victor Cashes, and Canadian Geneviève Jeanson, while Tucson’s Paul Thomas will serve as Team Director and racer at select events. Floyd Landis and David Zabriskie and will also be guest racers at select events in 2022.
Tinker Juarez, recently released from long-time sponsor Cannondale, and Geneviève Jeanson, who returns to racing after a 15-year break following a doping suspension, will join the Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Race Team for 2022
Speaking on his new racing team, Floyd’s of Leadville CEO, Floyd Landis said: “After taking a couple years away from racing, we felt the timing was right to get back into it. Bicycle racing is where our core customers spend their energy and attention and we felt that being at the races would be an important step to further grow our brand. Our aim with the program is to create a family feeling, and develop a racing culture that emphasizes the experiences and stories we will share together, more than racing results. We are looking forward to connecting with all cyclists out there.”
LR will debut at the Gravel and Whine event in Temecula, CA on January 29th.
Victor Cashes, Anne Donley ans Taylor Lideen round out the five-strong team
Sponsors for FLR in 2022 are as follows: Floyd’s of Leadville CBD, Squad Bicycles, Elevate Data + Analytics, Hellbender Gear, Kenda Tires, infinit Nutrition, Borah Teamwear, Wren Sports, Presta Cycle, Selle Repente, Boyd Wheels, B&W International GmbH, Kask helmets, Koo Eyewear, Wahoo Fitness, and the Afgravelstan 1.0 Gravel and Music Festival.