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Video: Levi Leipheimer wins Leadville 100 mountain bike race & smashes Armstrong's record time

Posted Aug 14 2010 1:26pm

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There's probably going to be some bragging and trash talk tonight between the two American star riders on team RadioShack because Levi Leipheimer, not only won the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race today, but also smashed Lance Armstrong's time from last year by 12 minutes.

Leipheimer, in his mountain bike race, crossed the finish line in 6 hours, 16 minutes, 37 seconds in Leadville, Colorado.

That means that Levi now holds the record time for the Leadville 100, and it means that he has ended both Lance Armstrong and Dave Wien's winning steak.

Click HERE to watch and see what happened last year as Armstrong won the race, and road in on a flat tire.

The Leadville Trail 100 is one of the hardest and highest mountain bike races in the world. The out and back course starts at about 9,000 feet above sea level and climbs to 12,620 feet of elevation.

After the race Armstrong tweeted, "Congrats to @ for winning the @. Nice work."

Armstrong was just in Denver, Colorado where he helped launch the new Colorado Quizno's Pro Challenge stage bike race.

You can learn more about that race watch him ride with thousands through downtown Denver HERE .

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Photo Credit Trek Ben via Twitter


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