Landis with Bahati
The Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team has signed Floyd Landis.
“I’ve known Floyd since I was 15,” team manager Steve Owens told VeloNews. “We grew up racing bikes, racing juniors together, mountain bikes. If he’s a motivated boy, he’s unstoppable.”
The Bahati Foundation team is centered around former national criterium champion Rahsaan Bahati, who grew up in Compton, California. Besides the race team, the Bahati Foundation is promoting its education and music grants. Landis said in a press release that he signed on in part to help with the Foundation’s multi-pronged mission.
“Cycling has given me so many opportunities that I wouldn’t otherwise have had, and I look forward to helping provide the same opportunities for less fortunate kids,” Landis said in the release.
Besides the industry sponsors of Cannondale Bicycles and Colorado Premier Training (of which team manager Owens is the CEO), the Bahati Foundation lists real estate and law firms as sponsors. The Foundation also is requesting donations.
Nice. I hope it works out for him. I personally like Floyd. He is always cool with my wife and I. One of my good friends is on Bahati Foundation as well.
BTW, at the Callville Classic 2 weeks ago and turned down his second place prize money to benefit the Las Vegas Junior Cycling organization.
Why would Bahati take a new team with a positive message and surround it with Landis' baggage?
Believe in Floyd or not, it's simply a bad business move.
Right on,i hope he rides good in the tour of CA.
What about Bahati signing Nathan O'Neill? He is banned for two years for testing positive for phentermine.. His suspension isnt up till June of this year. Would you say the same about him?
Originally Posted by DXchulo
Obviously Landis has been in the news way more, but non the less, I hope Landis does well. I got to meet him at the Cascade Cycling Classic and he was super cool to my boy and I.
bahati kind of referenced a big announcement would be coming over the weekend on facebook but then retracted. after reading the emails on the radioshack website from dr. kay, i kinda felt like this was coming. sad for all of those young riders going into crit season.