Levi Leipheimer Wins 2010 Tour of the Gila
Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer secured his overall win in the 2010 SRAM Tour of the Gila (New Mexico, USA) earlier today.
Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer secured his overall win in the 2010 SRAM Tour of the Gila (New Mexico, USA) earlier today. He accomplished this with only Lance Armstrong and Jason McCartney as his support team throughout the five day race. The three riders rode the national event as individual riders in the Team Mellow Johnny's jersey, promoting Lance Armstrong's Texas bike shop.
Australian rider Darren Lill (Fly V Australia) won the last stage, the 174 km/106.4 mile Gila Monster Road Race.
"I felt great today, but I have to thank my teammates again," Leipheimer said after finishing the final stage. "Jason did a great job in the beginning of this hard stage by neutralizing the attacks of Dave Zabriskies's team. Afterwards Lance was really good on the last climb. Nobody was able to attack. He was pulling the last 15 miles. With 5 miles to go, I took over to make sure the time gap with Darren Lill wasn't that close."
Levi Leipheimer conquered the red leader's jersey after the first stage on Wednesday. He showed he is in top form for racing in the 2010 Tour of California. "It was a great week for me, coming to altitude straight from sea level," continued Leipheimer. "I was never in any trouble and I don't think it could have gone any better. It was a great week of preparation for the Tour of California."