BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ Levi Leipheimer surged to the top of
Brasstown Bald to capture his second straight stage victory today
in the Tour de Georgia, while Janez Brajkovic remained the overall
Leipheimer, an American riding for the Discovery Channel team,
covered the 106-point-nine-mile course through mountainous north
Georgia in four hours, 33 minutes, 33 seconds. Teammate Tom
Danielson finished second 38 seconds back.
Leipheimer said -- quote -- ``I felt great yesterday and today,
and I had the legs to keep going. His latest victory came in a race
to the highest point in Georgia at four-thousand-784 feet.
Brajkovic, a Slovenian who also rides for Discovery Channel, led
American Christian Vandevelde of Team C-A-C by 12 seconds in the
Leipheimer, Danielson, Brajkovic and VandeVelde were at the
front of the peloton most of the race, which was held under sunny
skies, with mild temperatures and a light breeze.
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