Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer Wins 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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08/28/2011| 0 comments
by Thomas A. Valentinsen

Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer Wins 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Strategically pedaling toward the front of the field to avoid crashes, American Levi Leipheimer won the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and his third stage race title this year with a seventh-place finish in Sunday's sixth stage.

RadioShack lined up on the front to prepare to launch their sprinters into their battle for the stage victory. Another small break formed, but was quickly reeled back. In a battle to the finish line between Oss, Tejay Van Garderen (USA) of Team HTC-Highroad and Viviani, Oss took the stage win.

The overall jersey competitions were won by an interesting selection of riders. Leipheimer retained the Quiznos USA Pro Cycling Challenge Champion Jersey. Viviani took the Smashburger Sprint Jersey. Van Garderen kept the Sheets Best Young Rider's Jersey, which he held since day one of the race. The Nissan King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey was awarded to Montiel. Finally the Exergy Most Aggressive Jersey went to Timothy Duggan (USA) of Liquigas-Cannondale for his performance at the front of the chase group and his attack into the final lap.

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