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Vande Velde wins USA Pro Challenge

Vande Velde wins USA Pro Challenge

Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind fellow-American Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial.
Vande Velde, the 36-year-old Garmin-Sharp rider, won the seven-stage race a year after finishing second to Levi Leipheimer. BMC rider Tejay van Garderen was second overall _ 21 seconds back _ after finishing third in the time trial. Leipheimer of Omega Pharma-Quickstep was ninth in the final stage and third overall _ 24 seconds behind.
BMC's Phinney, who finished fourth in the time trial in the London Olympics, beat Vande Velde by 13 seconds, finishing the 9.5-mile (15.3-kilometer) downtown course in 17 minutes, 25 seconds.


Updated : 2021-05-06 06:16 GMT+08:00