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Aug 26, 2011 8:36 PM by Jordan Mason

Viviani wins Stage 4 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Elia Viviani of Italy bolted to the front in the final yards to win Stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Friday, while American Levi Leipheimer maintained his overall lead.

Viviani, 22, a second-year pro who rides for the Italian Liquigas team, used a centerline sprint to complete the 82.3-mile Avon to Steamboat Springs road race in 2 hours, 58 minutes and 14
seconds.

Leipheimer regained the overall lead Thursday when he claimed his second stage of the race in the 10-mile, uphill Vail Time Trial.

Leipheimer leads Christian Vande Velde by 11 seconds.

The top 10 overall riders in the seven-day race all finished in the main field in the fourth stage and there were no changes at the top of the standings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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