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Lill, Leipheimer are Tour of the Gila victors

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Leipheimer shares his pleasure over his win, “I came here from sea level, and for me to perform as good as I did shows me that I’m in great shape. Honestly, I felt fine the whole week, and I was never in trouble. So I’m pretty happy. … I dont think it could have gone any better for us.”

Leipheimer went into the 170.1 km stage with a lead of 59 seconds. He came in 10th at the final stage. Taking second place overall is Tom Danielson of DZ Nuts. He also came in at the same time with Leipheimer. Lill’s teammate Phil Zajicek finished 8th and rounded up the podium…

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First Two ATOC Stages Is For Sprinters

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Levi Leipheimer, the ATOC defending champion, shares his observations that the initial two stages of the race this year would offer more opportunities for the sprinters to come out ahead, but that the second stage could also see dropouts from weak climbers.

According to the organizers, the primary stage is set in the mining town of Nevada as the place recognizes its 50th anniversary of its Classic criterium. This is one of the oldest races which Leipheimer won once in 1998. He was the one who assisted Armstrong to win it, too. The entire course will circle around the hilly crit as a part of the normal start.

After getting out of town, the 104-mile track will then lead to a few hills but it won’t be spacious enough to split the area. This is the part where Leipheimer thinks would be taken advantage by the sprinters. He is…

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