Leipheimer aiming for Tour de France podium after horror crash

Levi Leipehimer, Tour de France 2012 press conference

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) quietly enters this Tour de France after a season that included breaking his leg and being linked to Lance Armstrong's doping case. Despite it all, he's hoping for a second podium place and confident given his recent results in California and Switzerland.

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) have "both earned the title of the big five-star favourites, but that comes with a price of pressure and attention," Leipheimer said yesterday in a press conference. "I'm a dark horse, it's better to wait and wait and play off the favourites."

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