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Lance Armstrong Out Of The Leadville 100

Lance Armstrong has withdrawn from the Leadville Trail 100, a 100 mile bike course through the mountainous terrain of Leadville, Colorado that is set to begin on Saturday.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.  

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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.

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Higgins said Armstrong also wants to spend time with his family before his children begin school.

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Armstrong continues to deny mounting allegations of substance abuse from many of his former teammates.