Lance Armstrong has withdrawn from the Leadville Trail 100, a 100 mile bike course through the mountainous terrain of Leadville, Colorado that is set to begin on Saturday. Armstrong won last year's race with a record pace of 6 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds.â†µ
Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Tuesday that the cyclist is still feeling lingering effects of a hip injury suffered in a crash early in the Tour de France.â†µ
Higgins said Armstrong also wants to spend time with his family before his children begin school.â†µ
Armstrong continues to deny mounting allegations of substance abuse from many of his former teammates.