||03-09-10 06:34 PM
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.