Levi Leipheimer Came to the Tour of the Gila to Win

After the days 151 km, on the three-mile final climb team mates Armstrong and Chris Horner setthe pace for Leipheimer riding everyone off his whell to take the stage victory. Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) and Chris Baldwin (Rock Racing) came in second and third.

With Armstrong recovering from shoulder surgery and many riders expecting him to be using Gila for training for the Giro, it looks like Team Mellow Johnny’s has come to win.

1 Leipheimer, Levi          3:36:02
2 Stetina, Peter        +0:00:49
3 Baldwin, Christopher        +0:01:00
4 Cooke, Matt            +0:01:12
5 Swindlehurst, Burke        +0:01:18
6 Stalder, Florian        +0:01:23
7 Sutherland, Rory        +0:01:36
8 Armstrong, Lance        +0:01:40
9 Nydam, Scott            +0:01:46
10 Beyer, Chad            +0:01:46

About the Race
The Tour of the Gila is a 5 day (4 days for Sr. Men 4,5 and Women 3,4) stage race, consisting of 3 Road Races, an Individual Time Trial and a Criterium (2 road races, an Individual Time Trial and a Criterium for Sr. Men 4,5 and Women 3,4). The overall winner to be decided on basis of lowest overall time for all races.

website: www.tourofthegila.com

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