Floyd Landis to Start a Professional Cycling Team! Oct 4, 2018

In a surprise turn of events, today Floyd Landis – ex-pro pedaller turned CBD supplement pedler – announced he is going to start a new professional cycling team, Floyd’s Of Leadville (FOLPCT). This is big news and while the official roster for the team has yet to be finalized, FOLPCT is predicted to have a number of athletes available in the aftermath of longtime US pro teams like Jelly Belly-Maxxis and UnitedHealthcare losing their primary sponsorships for 2019.

From the official press-release:

“Landis’ company Floyd’s of Leadville will serve as title sponsor for the new team, which will be based out of Canada. Landis launched Floyd’s Of Leadville in 2016 to sell hemp and CBD products designed to alleviate soreness in athletes, inspired by the former racer’s own long journey competing and living with chronic pain.

Creating this new pro team is an act of good faith on his part, and an effort to regain trust after the scandals of the Lance Armstrong years. “I understand I hurt the cycling community,” Landis said. “Now I’d like to take all proceeds I made from the settlement and put it back where it belongs, on the development of aspiring pro cyclists.”

The Floyd’s of Leadville team roster is expected to be announced in the coming months.”

  • Crmsnghst

    You know what… Im all for this. Inject some money and exposure into the continental scene. Get the word out about CBD products for recovery. Pay a little karma back for your past indiscretions. If he can get Trek to provide the bikes it would be full circle.

    • Yeah, this is a win/win IMO

    • campirecord

      will not be trek

  • Jon B.

    This dude has turned bad vibes into good vibes remarkably well.

  • Heffe

    So much stoke.

  • Jared Wilkie

    Please God let Bicycle Pubes be a presenting sponsor. FOLPCT p/b BP

  • Jimbo Solvang

    Whilst never a fan of Landis, he was treated unjustly by the former “seven-timer”. He’s gone through the ringer personally and financially.However he’s another one of club of dopers who cheated and professed innocence while lying. I have great respect for his decision to put all the money he received from the court settlement back into cycling.

  • Loudass, Esq.

    Sleep collabo is required. Floyd is the CBDeacon.

  • Jon Severson

    As one person quite high up in racing and who sponsored teams once told me when I asked how we stop doping I got this reply:

    “The rules are there to keep riders safe. If they are passing the tests, they are taking the correct measures to be safe and that is the spirit of the rules: rider safety.”

    No one in the top 20 spots is “clean”. Hell USADA once had the numbers as high as 80% of the pro Peleton was on something 12 years ago.

    This is not new either. Early days of the tour riders took morphine and cocaine to numb the pain or put some spring in their step. A Belgium study showed Eddy Merckx’s own career ups and downs coincide perfectly with new drugs and the tests that followed for them.

    Read Joe Parkin’s book “Dog in a Hat” sometime for some perspective on it at the lower levels of the sport.

    It’s naive to think any of our cycling heroes on the road were clean and free of any doping. No one wants to watch a slow race. Don’y Believe me? See how long the original Tour courses were compared to now. They were shortened to speed things up.

    • AngryBikeWrench

      Not just cycling either. I love hearing NFL (American football) fans bashing cycling. You think the NFL is clean? You think athletes at the top levels in ANY sport are clean? If you do, you’re naive or willfully ignorant. It’s supply and demand. We want to see the best of the best of the best, so the best of the best will do whatever it takes to get to that next level.

  • campos de mantequilla

    Loved Floyd and Dave’s tour commentary. Interesting to see Floyd and George both in the continental space.

  • campirecord

    Also on October 18th in Canada, all THC products and derivative become legal in Canada and in some province, sold by state by state run stores in every major cities.

  • mark rothschild

    “Is there Anybody..Out there” – P Floyd…Great Article…as Usual

  • Bil Thorne

    Floyd Landis is a piece of shit who shamed Greg LeMond for being a sexual abuse survivor because Greg was going to call Floyd out for doping. I dont care if he apologized. Fuck everything about this dude.

  • Sam

    Mone bikes should be the bike sponsor…