Landis set to ride Copper Triangle
COPPER MOUNTAIN ” Floyd Landis, embattled winner of last year’s Tour de France, will be among the many cyclists participating in the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle ride on Saturday, organizers announced Friday.
The ride is a fundraiser for the Davis Phinney Foundation, which raises money for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.
The 78-mile ride crests Fremont, Tennessee and Vail passes. It starts and finishes in Burning Stones Plaza in the heart of Copper Mountain resort.
Landis joins other famed American riders Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter on the ride.
In 2000, the accomplished Phinney was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease and is now active in the fight against the disease. Last year’s inaugural ride of the Copper Triangle raised more than $32,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation with a total of 2,176 cyclists from 35 states across the country. This year, organizers are striving to raise at least $100,000 in their fight against Parkinson’s disease.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.