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Levi Leipheimer takes USA Pro Challenge lead

Levi Leipheimer takes USA Pro Challenge lead

Australia's Rory Sutherland won the uphill sixth stage Saturday as defending champion Levi Leipheimer opened a 9-second lead in the USA Pro Challenge overall standings.
Sutherland, who competes for U.S.-based UnitedHealthcare, completed the 102.8-mile (165.4-kilometer) stage from Golden, the last mountain stage of the weeklong race, in 4 hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds for his second win of the season.
Fabio Aru of Italy was second in the stage, 20 seconds behind Sutherland.
Leipheimer, the Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider, began the day in fourth place _ 8 seconds back. He was fourth in the stage, 26 seconds behind Sutherland.
Former race leader Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Sharp dropped to second overall.
The race will end Sunday with a 9.5-mile (15.3-kilometer) time trial in Denver.


Updated : 2021-03-05 23:00 GMT+08:00