Floyd joins the ultra-marathon dirt series

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The rise and fall and rise of Floyd Landis continues.

Today, the National Ultra-Endurance series announced that Mr. Landis has agreed to ride the series of eight 100-mile offroad races. Last year, he raced to podium finishes in the Leadville 100 and the Shenandoah 100.

Presumably, a former Tour de France rider who’s accustomed to riding 3,000 miles in three weeks — and who cut his teeth on a mountain bike — will be a formidable competitor, no matter what your opinion of him.

Um, just curious: Does the NUE test racers for banned substances?

Co-organizer Garth Prosser told Cyclingnews, “No, we don’t have that kind of money. This is old school mountain biking. We could make more money by recycling the beer cans from after the race than from organizing the race.”

Which certainly argues strongly in favor of just throwing a party instead of a dirt race, but we all know they go together like shorts and knee-warmers.