Levi Leipheimer Vuelta a Castilla y Leon 2009

Levi Leipheimer (Astana) added another stage race win to his 2009 palmares when he won the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon on Friday.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) triumphed in the bunch sprint at the end of the stage to Valladolid, giving the Spaniard his second stage victory in the race. Leipheimer safely came home in the main bunch at the same time as Valverde.

Tour of California winner Leipheimer took the race lead after blitzing the field in the stage two time trial, and maintained his time advantage through to Friday's final stage.

Leipheimer's team-mate Alberto Contador finished in second spot overall, with American David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) in third.


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Stage 4: Cobo takes the win

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon stage 4 photo gallery, by Graham Watson

Stage 3: Valverde takes the stage

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon stage three photo gallery, by Graham Watson

Stage 2: Leipheimer smashes the opposition in time trial

Levi Leipheimer: Rider Profile


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