Levi Leipheimer wins first stage
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. -- Tour de France veteran Levi Leipheimer won the first stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Tuesday, pulling away with a sudden uphill surge in the final 500 yards.
Leipheimer, of Santa Rosa, Calif., finished the mountainous 99.3-mile road stage from Salida in 4 hours, 28 minutes and 22 seconds.
With a 10-second bonus time for his stage win, Leipheimer assumed an 11-second race lead over Christian Vande Velde of Lemont, Ill., who was fifth in the stage.
Read full story