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Aug 27, 2011 7:42 PM by Jordan Mason

Viviani wins Stage 5 of US Pro Cycling Challenge

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Elia Viviani of Italy claimed his second straight sprint stage while American Levi Leipheimer retained his overall lead Saturday after the fifth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Viviani, 22, a second-year pro who rides for the Italian Liquigas team, bolted ahead of Italian teammate Daniel Oss and won the 105.8-mile road race from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 4 hours, 4 minutes and 31 seconds.

Jaime Castaneda of Colombia was second, with Oss third, both in the same time as the winner and about a bike-length behind.

Leipheimer, the Montana native who lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., finished near the front of main field and retained an 11-second margin over Christian Vande Velde of Lemont, Ill.

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


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