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Colorado’11 St.1: Levi Storms Crested Butte
Photo report: There was some worry ahead of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that the course wouldn’t be all that selective. The first stage put any worries of that out in the cold. PEZ’s Darrell Parks was on the moto all day to witness the hard racing up close and personal from start to finish. Read on!


Photography by Darrell Parks – www.darrellparks.com -


Cadel Evans signs in.


The break forms.


The break free and clear on the huge climb of Monarch Pass.


Andy Schleck looks to get rid of a musette.


Not a bad backdrop, no?






After the early climbing, the race headed out into the open expanse.




HTC-Highroad, Garmin-Cervelo, and Exergy were all prominent on the front.


Tour winner, Evans, chases back on following a mechanical.




Trying to outrun an afternoon storm.


Here it comes!






Leipheimer might have missed out on his beloved Tour of California earlier this year, but the chances are looking good that he can take both the Tours of Utah and Colorado.


Leipheimer takes a moment to throw his arms up in an emphatic salute.


Stage 1’s podium: Levi Leipheimer, Sergio Luis Henao, and Frдnk Schleck.


Leipheimer enjoys a kiss for his success on the day.


Stage 1 Results
1. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 4:29:22
2. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia 0:00:04
3. Frдnk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:07
4. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
5. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad
7. Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia 0:00:10
8. Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
9. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Gobernacion De Antioquia – Indeportes Antiquia
10. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:18
11. Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
12. Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek 0:00:23
13. Carlos Alberto Ospina Hernandes (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia
14. Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM – UNE 0:00:28
15. Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia – Indeportes Antiquia
16. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team



General Classification After The First Road Stage
1. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 4:37:47
2. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:11
3. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:00:17
4. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
5. Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:30
6. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:34
7. Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:35
8. George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:37
9. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
10. Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:41

 

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