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by Mark Zalewski
December 28, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mathieu van der Poel talks about tough times at Heusden-Zolder; Michael Vanthournhout responds to Van der Poel start incident; Lars Boom makes successful return to World Cup cyclocross; Peter Stetina says he almost quit mid-season; LottoNL-Jumbo tweaks management roles; Floyd’s of Leadville to sponsor Tour of the Battenkill; Filming the final jump from ‘Danny MacAskill – Cascadia’; Meyers Grade Silent Descent.
The Tour of the Battenkill, a one-day pro/amateur event in upstate New York that is famous for the gravel roads on its 75-mile course, announced that Floyd’s of Leadville will be the presenting sponsor in 2017. The company was started by Floyd Landis earlier this year and is launching energy and wellness products that contain internationally-sourced Cannabidiol (CBD), one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.
Dave Zabriskie and Floyd Landis at the launch of Floyd’s of Leadville.
“Battenkill was one of my last races as a pro and it’ll be special to come back in support of the event and our new products. Wellness is something that I’ve personally focused on since retiring and it’s something we believe in very strongly as a company. Events like Battenkill are consistent with that.”
Former road pro Dave Zabriskie is the marketing manager with his former teammate, and has taken to competing in other events since retirement, like the Leadville 100 mountain bike race
“Battenkill has such a great history and I am finally able to race it,” said Zabriskie. “The new mass-start format for the Pro/Am is really interesting. I’ve raced Leadville and they have a mass-start every year. Everyone lines up all at once and races on the same course together. It makes sense for the sport,” said Zabriskie.
CBD is cassified as a dietary supplement by the Food and Drug Administration, CBD oil and CBD oil products are available in all 50 states.