Defending Champion Levi Leipheimer Wins Amgen Tour of California for Third Consecutive Year

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02/23/2009| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Defending Champion Levi Leipheimer Wins Amgen Tour of California for Third Consecutive Year

Schleck wins final stage; Zabriskie takes second overall, Rogers third.

Rider Jersey.  Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Team Columbia-Highroad retained the Herbalife Sprint Jersey and Rabobank’s Robert Gesink (NED) the Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey.  Jason McCartney (USA) of Saxo Bank held onto the climbing lead to take the California Travel & Tourism Commission King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey.  With a celebratory champagne fight on the awards stage, Astana claimed the overall team classification for the first time.

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