Landis to ride the Tour of Britain?

Phonak have confirmed they are set to make their Tour of Britain debut next month, and there is a go

Phonak have confirmed they are set to make their Tour of Britain debut next month, and there is a go

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With his Phonak squad confirmed as one of the competing teams for the 2006 Tour of Britain in August, Floyd Landis could be the star attraction after indicating his strong interest in riding in the event. If his interest becomes reality than he'll be the first reigning Tour de France champion to compete in the UK since Miguel Indurain in 1994.

The decision on whether he'll ride or not will depend on when he has surgery on his arthritic hip. Medical advice on when he should schedule the operation could thwart any plans he may have participate in the British race, which starts in Glasgow on August 29.

"If the doctors set a date before September he will not ride in Britain, but if the date for the operation is later, he is highly likely to start the British Tour," a Phonak team spokesman explained.

Landis's interest in riding in Britain is said to be because it takes in sections of the race cover parts of the 2007 Tour de France route through Kent and London.

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