US Cyclist Levi Leipheimer Announces His Retirement

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - Levi Leipheimer, team less since last fall after admitting to doping, has retired from professional cycling, a US newspaper reported. The American was fired by Omega Pharma in October following his admission during an investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency into shamed compatriot Lance Armstrong. "I'm retired," he told The Press Democrat on … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team Statement Regarding Leipheimer

16-Oct-2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team announces that the contract with Mr. Levi Leipheimer has been terminated, effective immediately. We commend the rider for his open co-operation with USADA and contribution to cleaning up the sport of cycling. However, in the light of the disclosures made by Mr Leipheimer in his public statement on 10th of October the team has decided to … [Read more...]

Six Ex-Armstrong Teammates Suspended For Doping

PARIS, Oct 11, 2012 (AFP) - Six former teammates of Lance Armstrong have been suspended for six months by the US Anti-doping Agency (USADA) after they all admitted doping. Five Americans - Levi Leipheimer, 38 (of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team), Christian Vande Velde, 36, David Zabriskie, 33, and Tom Danielson, 34, (all of Garmin-Sharp), George Hincapie, 39, (BMC) - and one Canadian, … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team Statement Regarding Leipheimer

Following the information released by Usada regarding Levi Leipheimer, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team announces that the rider has been placed on non-active status. The Team takes the decision of Usada and the consequent statement of Mr. Leipheimer very seriously. The Team wants to review and consider all the information now being made available and speak personally with the rider before … [Read more...]

Levi Finishes on the GC Podium

26-Aug-2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Levi Leipheimer, defending USA Pro Challenge champion, left the start house ready to protect his GC lead in his yellow skinsuit for the final 15.3km ITT on Sunday. Leipheimer came into the stage leading Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) by 9", and Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) by 21". It would take monster performances from … [Read more...]

Levi Leipheimer Takes the Overall Lead of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Boulder-Resident Rory Sutherland of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Wins Stage 6 of the Professional Cycling Race after Powering Up Flagstaff Mountain Boulder, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2012) – In a battle to the finish, Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came to a close when Rory Sutherland (AUS) of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team crossed the line at the top of Flagstaff Mountain in … [Read more...]

Evans, Leipheimer Set For US Pro Challenge

DENVER, Colorado, July 11, 2012 (AFP) - Reigning Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and defending event champion Levi Leipheimer will lead a world-class field into next month's USA Pro Challenge seven-day cycling event. Organizers announced on Wednesday that the race over the Rocky Mountains would be staged August 20-26 with 16 teams, including six top-level UCI Pro teams, on a 683-mile … [Read more...]

Leipheimer Looking For Tour de France Podium

by Justin Davis LIEGE, Belgium, June 28, 2012 - American Levi Leipheimer is hoping he can negotiate the pitfalls on this year's Tour de France and use his strong time trialling skills to secure a second podium spot. Leipheimer, who finished third in 2007 behind Alberto Contador of Spain and Australian runner-up Cadel Evans, is spearheading Omega-Pharma's bid for a top finish in … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Announce Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 20, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's world time trial champion Tony Martin and American Levi Leipheimer figure in the Omega Pharma team announced Wednesday for the upcoming Tour de France. Team manager Patrick Lefevere is upbeat over his cyclists' prospects, saying: "The team is competitive. "In the time trials we can count on Levi and Tony Martin who will be in his element this … [Read more...]

Leipheimer To Race In Tour of California

LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2012 (AFP) - Three-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer of the United States plans to start this year's edition of the top US stage race Sunday despite breaking a leg last month. "I'm very relieved and I'm very happy to say that I will start the race," Leipheimer said Friday. "It has all been with this in mind, to be part of this huge event on … [Read more...]