Landis Crashes Bike During Training Run In California

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Floyd Landis crashed his bike during a
training run for the Tour of California on Thursday.

The former Tour de France champion still plans to compete Saturday in his first race back from a two-year doping ban, which expired Jan. 30.

Landis' crash was announced by Tour of California officials moments before he was due to appear at a news conference promoting the race, which begins with a prologue Saturday in downtown Sacramento.

A tour spokesman said Landis was "bruised up pretty good," but will compete in the race.

Landis won the 2006 Tour de France, but was stripped of the title after testing positive for synthetic testosterone.

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