Levi Leipheimer Wins Tour of California Individual Time Trial
With only two stages left defending champion Leipheimer looks set to win the Tour of California for the third time.
experience. It was an awe-inspiring race, on an awesome day.”
Today’s stage brought only one change to the jersey leaders. George Hincapie (USA) of Team Columbia-Highroad was awarded Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey. The other jerseys were unchanged with Leipheimer in the Amgen Leader Jersey, Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Team Columbia-Highroad in the Herbalife Sprint Jersey, Francisco Mancebo (ESP) of Team Rock Racking in the California Travel & Tourism Commission King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey and Robert Gesink (NED) of Team Rabobank in the Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey.
“I was blown away by the crowds in Solvang this year,” said Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, presenter of the race. “The crowds continue to get bigger and more enthusiastic. Although Levi seems to be riding as strong as ever, with two challenging days ahead of us, and riders like Dave Zabriskie, Michael Rogers and Lance Armstrong close behind, the race is far from over.”