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USA Nationals Road Race - Levi on the Line
By Staff
Date: 9/2/2007
USA Nationals Road Race - Levi on the Line

USA Nationals Road Race - Levi on the Line
Ben Ross Photo Journal

Winning ... Let Levi do it.
It was a brave gambit and one that had the fans on the edge of their seats when Levi Leipheimer left his break companions in the dust with over 25 kilometers to go in the US Road Championships.

Had he attacked too early, or should he have stayed with his break mates a bit longer? Would the major talent in the closing chase like Hincapie, Julich, Hamilton, and Pate catch him in the last meters?

Levi proved up to the measure and challenge; meeting it head on. Leaving it all on the road, to win the road championship against the odds he solo'ed to the finish to victory.

Levi approaches the line

Raises his arms in celebration as the line passes beneath his wheel. Photo

The victory sinks in, the celebration begins.

"Defiant, I did it!" Levi seems to gesture to the fans. The stars and stripes his to wear on the road in 2008. Photo

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