Leipheimer wins California stage as Horner moves closer to overall victory

Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer, Tour of California 2011, stage seven

Chris Horner all but secured the overall victory in the 2011 Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, following team-mate Levi Leipheimer up Mount Baldy to give Radioshack a one-two on the seventh stage.

Radioshack had worked hard during the stage to reel in an escape group that contained several riders high up in the overall classification, including Garmin-Cervelo pair Ryder Hesjedal and Andrew Talansky. Originally, Sky Brits Ben Swift and Chris Froome, and man-in-the-news George Hincapie (BMC Racing) had also been in the escape, but were later dropped.

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