Levi Leipheimer

Christain Vande Velde of the USA riding for Garmin-Sharp is awarded the overall race leader's yellow jersey after a second place finish in stage seven as he won the general classification of the USA Pro Challenge on August 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Vande Velde Comes From Behind To Win USA Pro Challenge

Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial.

08/26/2012

Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep takes the podium as he earned the overall race leader's yellow jersey in stage six of the USA Pro Challenge from Golden to Boulder on August 25, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Defending Champ Leipheimer Takes Lead At USA Pro Challenge

Defending champion Levi Leipheimer opened a 9-second lead Saturday in the USA Pro Challenge overall standings, while Australia’s Rory Sutherland won the uphill sixth stage.

08/25/2012

Jens Voigt of Germany riding for Radioshack-Nissan begins the climb of Independence Pass as he launched a solo attack and rode alone to victory in stage four of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Beaver Creek on August 23, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Germany’s Jens Voigt Wins 4th Stage

Germany’s Jens Voigt won the rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge with a long solo effort Thursday, and American Tejay Van Garderen regained his tiebreaker edge for the overall lead.

08/23/2012

(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in first place, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey in third place and Christian Vande Velde riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo in second place celebrate with champagne on the podium for the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Leipheimer Set To Defend USA Pro Cycling Challenge Title

Nearly five months after breaking his leg in a training accident in Spain, Levi Leipheimer will begin defense of his USA Pro Cycling Challenge title Monday in hopes of claiming his first overall victory this season.

08/19/2012

Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Leipheimer To Ride In USA Pro Cycling Challenge

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge says defending champion Levi Leipheimer of Montana and former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans of Australia are slated to compete in this year’s race.

08/08/2012

Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Team Radioshack takes the podium following stage six as he defended the overall leader's jersey and won the general classification of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 28, 2011 in Denver.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Leipheimer Plans To Defend Title At USA Pro Challenge

Reigning Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, American star Levi Leipheimer and several of the world’s top cyclists will roll off the start line at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado next month.

07/11/2012

2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six

Organizers: Cycling Race Generated $83M For Colorado

Organizers of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge said the week-long bicycle race attracted more than 1 million spectators and produced an economic impact on Colorado of $83.5 million.

10/18/2011

Levi Leipheimer (L) of Team Radioshack and George Bennett (R) of New Zealand and of Team Radioshack ride to the top of Rabbit Ears Pass during Stage 5 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on Aug. 27, 2011 in Steamboat Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

It’s Official: USA Pro Cycling Challenge To Return

Cycling fans in Colorado can once again mark the dates on their calendars — the USA Pro Cycling Challenge is returning to the Colorado mountains next year.

09/14/2011

The peleton rides through downtown Denver during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Talks Under Way To Bring Back USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Race officials estimated 250,000 people watched the final stage to the race and they believe more than a million watched it over the course of the week.

08/29/2011

2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five

Viviani Goes Back-To-Back, Leipheimer Keeps Slim Lead

Elia Viviani of Italy claimed his second straight sprint stage while American Levi Leipheimer retained his overall lead Saturday after the fifth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

08/27/2011

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