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Levi Leipheimer takes lead

Updated: August 25, 2012, 10:07 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- Defending champion Levi Leipheimer opened a 9-second lead Saturday in the USA Pro Challenge overall standings, while Australia's Rory Sutherland won the uphill sixth stage.

Leipheimer, the Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider based in Santa Rosa, Calif., began the day in fourth place -- 8 seconds back. He was fourth in the stage, 26 seconds behind Sutherland.

"I can't take credit for planning it like that, but obviously it was in the back of my mind to do that," said Leipheimer, ...

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