Lance Armstrong to defend his Leadville 100 title next weekend

Lance Armstrong and RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer will race in the 2010 Leadville 100 mountain bike race next weekend.

Armstrong is the defending champion having won last years race in a record winning time of 6 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds. He finished 28:11 ahead of second placed Dave Wiens. This will be Leipheimer first mountain bike race after sitting out of last years race due to injury.

The 50-mile out and back course is in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Hope Pass, 12,600 feet. The majority of the course is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Should be a great race between some huge names in international cycling.