It’s over. After winning the prologue in San Francisco a week ago, Levi Leipheimer and The Discovery Team defended the lead all week for the win. That’s good news for American cycling fans this year with Floyd Landis on the shelf and Lance now sipping Shiner Bocks.
CSC’s Jens Voigt finished 2nd overall. Leipheimers teammate Jason McCartney was 3rd and in more good news for Americans CSC’s Bobby Julich looked strong finishing 4th.
Going forward it will be interesting to see if Levi rides in support of his teammate Ivan Basso in France or if Levi will be the team’s leader. Chances are that Basso is still the man, but’s great to see that American cycling still has a shot at an 8th straight Tour De France with Leipheimer and Julich.