Leipheimer, Discovery on top of Pro Tour standings after U.S. Open

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 9, 2007)—After two events, Levi Leipheimer (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and his Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team continue to top the standings of the inaugural USA Cycling Professional Tour.
 
As the overall winner of the AMGEN Tour of California in February, Leipheimer leads German Jens Voigt (Team CSC) and Canadian Svein Tuft (Symmetrics Cycling), the winner of Saturday’s U.S. Open in Virginia.
 
Tuft won the second event on the season-long calendar to score 80 points and move into third place overall. Second-place finisher in the U.S. Open and USA Cycling National Development Team alum, Patrick McCarty (Allen, Texas/Slipstream-Chipotle) is currently ranked fourth, while Argentinean Juan Jose Haedo (Team CSC) rounds out the top five.
 
In the overall team standings, The Discovery Channel leads Team CSC as Symmetrics Cycling, T-Mobile and Slipstream-Chipotle complete the top five.
 
The 2007 USA Cycling Professional Tour continues with the Tour de Georgia April 16-22.
 
2007 USA Cycling Professional Tour Standings:
 
Individual
1. Levi Leipheimer (Santa Rosa, Calif./Discovery Channel) 234
2. Jens Voigt (GER) 104
3. Svein Tuft (CAN) 80
4. Pat McCarty (Allen, Texas) 56
5. Juan Jose Jaedo (ARG) 50
 
Team
1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 303
2. Team CSC 255
3. Symmetrics Cycling 100
4. T-Mobile 86
5. Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 70
 
*For complete USA Cycling Professional Tour standings, visit www.usacycling.org/protour.  
 
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