Lance Armstrong is trying something new on a bike in Colorado

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Colorado, apparently, is where cyclists go after their careers are ruined by doping accusations.

First there was Floyd Landis, the Tour de France winner who is selling high-grade weed out of Leadville.

Now there’s the Big Kahuna of people who generally aren’t allowed to race bicycles for a living anymore: Lance Armstrong. Armstrong is putting together a new mountain-biking event that will launch on Sept. 18, the Aspen Times reports.

Armstrong’s a part-time resident of Aspen, and his company has selected “some of the best trails in the upper Roaring Fork Valley” for the event, which is not a race, according to the Times.

I guess it makes sense that these guys would love Colorado. There’s endless uphill and nobody cares about dope.

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