By spokesman | August 23, 2011
Levi Leipheimer won multi-stage races immediately before and after the Tour De France this year. He won the Tour Of Switzerland several weeks before the Tour De France. After the Tour De France, he won the Tour Of Utah. These victories show that Levi was in great shape before the Tour De France and despite his crashes in the tour, he is back in top race shape.Unfortunately, Levi’s Tour De France was dominated by crashes that resulted in time loses on early stages. Radio Shack team members Chris Horner, Andreas Kolden, Yaroslav Popovych, and Janez Brajkovic had to withdraw from the Tour as a result of injuries from crashes.Levi is scheduled to ride in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado which starts on August 22. The three leaders of the Tour De France from this year - Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck will also be in the Tour Of Colorado. This is the first time that the top three winners of the Tour De France have come to the United States to race following the Tour. The last time that several Tour De France podium finishers raced in the United States after the Tour was over ten years ago. Lance Armstrong and Jan Ulrich raced in the United States in the NYC Criterium after they had finished first and second in the Tour De France.The Tour Of Colorado will be televised by Versus and NBC from August 22-28. There will be daily coverage of the race on Versus with a preview show at 3:30 each day and coverage of the daily stage at 4PM.
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