American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team.
Leipheimer told The Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/17S3JVL ) of Santa Rosa of his decision Sunday. His comments came after watching the final stage of the Tour of California, an event he won three straight times from...
During long training rides with his friends and foes, Levi Leipheimer would trade secrets with the other cyclists about what did and didn't work when it came to performance-enhancing drugs.
One thing virtually all the riders agreed on: They wished they didn't have to dope, but felt they had no choice.
Leipheimer, one of the key witnesses in the doping case against his former...
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October 15, 2012
Boulder, Colo. – Known in recent years as home to a number of cyclists in the professional peloton, the city of Boulder played host to the 2012 edition of the USA Pro Challenge.
With expectations running rampant for one of it's own to prevail on Stage 6, current Boulder resident, Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), provided his adopted hometown ample reason...
Peter Sagan best of elite sprinters in Livermore, Ties Levi Leipheimer for total number of Amgen Tour of California Stage Wins
Livermore, CA – Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) proved that he is a extremely vaunted sprinter in taking the first two stages of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. But on the Stage 3 finish in Livermore, the 22-year old Slovak made a clear and fairly...
American cyclist Levi Leipheimer will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking his left leg when he was hit by a car in training.
His Omega Pharma-Quickstep team says X-rays diagnosed a broken leg after he was hit on Sunday while riding solo ahead of the Tour of Basque Country.
Leipheimer was ''disappointed'' but relieved to have broken the smaller bone in the lower...
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April 05, 2012
American cyclist Levi Leipheimer says he is ''lucky to be alive'' after being hit by a car while training for the Tour of Basque Country.
The Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was training solo on Sunday when he was struck from behind. The Italian team says a trip to a local hospital revealed no broken bones, but Leipheimer injured his lower left leg and will not compete...
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April 02, 2012
The news today out of Spain seems like a cruel April Fool's joke, but for Omega Pharm - Quick-Step and Levi Leipheimer, it was anything but.
While alone on a training ride in Pais Vasco, Leipheimer was hit from behind by a car. Levi suffered soreness and swelling to his lower left leg. He was transported to the hospital where an echo was performed. No broken bones were found...
Defending champion Chris Horner and three-time winner Levi Leipheimer are expected to be in the field for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California, which is scheduled for May 13-20 and is expected to include about 140 of cycling's top riders.
February 08, 2012
Today Levi Leipheimer won the individual time trial stage in the Tour de San Luis.
On the hilly, 19.5-km route, the American rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team was faster than Vincenzo Nibali (Team Liquigas-Cannondale) who came in 33 seconds behind him, and Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches), who made it with a difference of 38 seconds. Leipheimer was literally...