Levi Leipheimer Rides to Overall Victory in 2007 Amgen Tour of California

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02/26/2007| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

Levi Leipheimer Rides to Overall Victory in 2007 Amgen Tour of California

Levi golden in 2007.

Team BMC, then Rabobank and Team CSC. The gap slowly closed, absorbing the breakaway riders by the final lap, when sprinters were moved up to the front of the peloton by their teams for the final sprint to the line.

Team CSC's Juan Jose "J.J." Haedo (ARG) appeared to be boxed in approaching the line and finished tenth in the stage, but claimed the Herbalife Sprints classification jersey. Other jerseys awarded today included the Union Bank Best Young Rider Jersey to Rabobank's Robert Gesink (NED) and the California Travel and Tourism King of the Mountains Jersey to Credit Agricole's Christophe Laurent (FRA).

For full results, archived footage, team information and more, please visit the official race Web site at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Race title sponsor Amgen created the Breakaway from CancerTM initiative in 2005 as a complementary component to its title sponsorship to the Amgen Tour of
California
. The initiative raises awareness and funds for vital non profit services and programs supporting people affected by cancer.

?Amgen is proud to sponsor this hugely successful race, which is helping advance the popularity of cycling in
America
,? Morrow added. ?As a company dedicated to tapping the power of pioneering science to fight serious illness, we are equally proud of our Breakaway from Cancer? initiative.?

At the conclusion of today?s race, in celebration of the initiative, Breakaway from Cancer? spokesperson and "Grey?s Anatomy" television star Patrick Dempsey took the stage to recognize Amgen and the non profit organizations that are benefiting from the initiative this year: The National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor led advocacy organization in the nation, and The Wellness Community, an international organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.

?I?m pleased and proud to be a part of the Breakaway from Cancer? initiative as it raises awareness and funds for the extremely valuable resources and services offered by both The Wellness Community and The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship,? said Dempsey.

?Through the Breakaway from Cancer? initiative, Amgen, The Wellness Community and The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship have reached hundreds of thousands of people with hope and information about vital services for those affected by cancer,? said Cynthia Schwalm, vice president and general manager, Amgen Oncology. ?We plan to continue the Breakaway from Cancer? initiatives throughout the year and will continue to raise awareness and support for organizations that provide support and resources for people affected by cancer.?

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