Leipheimer wins second consecutive stage

Sat, 04/21/2007 - 7:14am
By: Michael Boylan

With less than two miles to the top of Brasstown Bald Mountain, American Levi Leipheimer of Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team made his move past a group of four riders to capture Stage Five of the 2007 Tour de Georgia. The victory, in a time of 4.33’33”, is Leipheimer’s second straight at the Tour de Georgia.

His teammate, Tom Danielson (USA) of Discovery, last year's Brasstown Bald stage winner, took second (38 seconds back). Third place on the signature mountain stage went to American Anthony Colby of Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light, the highest placing rider out of the original eight-man break. He finished one minute behind Leipheimer.

The standings in the General Classification will remain unchanged as, Slovenian Janez Brajkovic of Discovery Channel will remain as the overall leader, ahead of American Christian VandeVelde of Team CSC by a slim 12 seconds. Prodir-Saunier Duval’s David Canada Gracia moved into third place.

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