Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 4

Clear blue skies and remarkable crowds welcomed the riders to the finish in Steamboat Springs, as 22-year-old Elia Viviani received a strong leadout from his Liquigas-Cannondale teammate Daniel Oss to take the win. Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank SunGard) was second and Kenny Van Hummel (Skil-Shimano), third on stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.…

Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 1

Timing his counter-attack perfectly on the final kicker – at high altitude – to the finish line, Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack) won stage 1 at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. Leipheimer’s acceleration dropped everyone one giving a four second buffer on chaser Sergio Henao (Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia). Franck Schleck (Leopard-Trek) took third, a further…

Leipheimer Wins Challenging Utah

Radioshack’s Levi Leipheimer knew that he and his team would be challenged in their defense of the yellow jersey in the final two stages at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Vicious heat made a tough course brutal in Saturday’s circuit race in Salt Lake City when the field split apart of the first…

Tough Salt Lake City Circuit To Test Radioshack

Last year, Radioshack’s Levi Leipheimer was also in yellow going into the final weekend of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. With no teammates, he was able to successfully defend to win the overall but it’s a whole new ballgame in 2011. Salt Lake City residents Jeff Louder (BMC) and Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) give insight on the course.

Riders’ Final Thoughts

Radioshack’s Chris Horner & Levi Leipheimer, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo), Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) share their final thoughts from the Amgen Tour of California that we found were too good not to share.

Contingency Plans In Place For Snow On Sunday

Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…

Phinney Wins US Pro TT

A story almost as old as time itself, the young up-and-comer taking on and beating the veteran. In his first US Pro Time Trial, phenom Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong U23) beat veteran Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack) by hundreds of a second, a difference of only 0.14 seconds separated the two riders after 20.7 miles (33.3 km)…

US Pro Press Conference

Video from US Pro Press Conference with Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong), defending champion George Hincapie (BMC Pro Racing Team), Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack), Teddy King (Cervelo TestTeam) and Scott Stewart (Team Type 1).

Talking Weather And Team Plans At Quebec

“First impressions, it’s humid.” Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues) replied with a smile. It’s been raining almost non-stop since the riders arrived in Quebec City on Tuesday afternoon for the Grand Prix Cycliste du Quebec. Hurricane Earl is still being felt in La Belle Province. Voeckler along with Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack), Sammy Sanchez (Euskatel-Euskadi) and Ivan…

Wrapping Up Utah

“Before the race I was asked a question if I was coming here to win, I would stupid to say yes because I don’t have any teammates and I felt that I had a good chance to win a stage, so that’s my reply. Of course, that turns into the story of Levi is not…

Louder Soars Above The Carnage In Park City

What a crit! Expectations were high for the Park City Criterium, words like smashfest, bloodbath were used and riders were nervous as they started to stage 20 minutes before the start of stage 4 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. You could see it in their faces as they looked up Main Street…

Phinney Fastest Again At Utah

Only three riders cracked the 17-minute barrier at the Miller Motorsports Time Trial in Utah, with Taylor Phinney (Trek-LIVESTRONG) coming out on top of stage 3 at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. Twentieth rider out of the start gate, Phinney zoomed along the course, taking the banked turns at high speed to finally…

Leipheimer Takes Over At Utah

Riding solo, Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) rode away from select group of riders on the tough climb up Mt Nebo to win stage 2 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah.  He also rode away with the yellow jersey with three stages to go. Can he defend without a team, especially on the tough…