Landis Rips Pro Cycling as 'Organized Crime'

Landis Rips Pro Cycling as 'Organized Crime'

Three years after his doping admission exposed the rampant performance-enhancing drug use of Lance Armstrong and other American pro cyclists, Floyd Landis will step back into the bicycle world this spring.

Landis, 37, is organizing a "Gran Fondo" amateur race in New York's Catskills Mountains June 1-2. He said he wants the event to focus solely on amateur and recreational riders, not professional racers.

"Professional cycling is organized crime," he told USA TODAY Sports. "I'm done with that."

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