Levi Leipheimer To Announce Tour of California Readiness
Leipheimer, after sustaining a broken fibula in a car collision during a training ride in Spain, plans to announce whether or not he will participate in the Amgen Tour of California two days prior to the start of the first stage.
Professional road cyclist and three-time Amgen Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer is continuing to weigh his ability to race after he was struck by a car last month while training in Spain. This collision caused a fracture of the left fibula, but did not require surgery. While the bone is healing readily, the muscles surrounding the fracture typically take much longer to repair themselves. While Leipheimer has been sighted training on his home Sonoma County, California roads, he is still determining whether or not his injury will be prohibitive in the face of the challenging competition found in the Amgen Tour of California.
The Amgen Tour of California, billed as “America’s greatest stage race,” is starting in Leipheimer’s hometown of Santa Rosa, California, and has been enthusiastically welcomed by area businesses, local governments, and sports fans of all stripes. Hosting the overall start of the Amgen Tour of California represents a considerable boon, not only to the local economy, but, more importantly, to the identity of Santa Rosa as an unparalleled cycling destination. As the local presenting sponsor of this stage of the Amgen Tour of California, Levi’s GranFondo is proud to support this event in our community and wishes Levi the best in his recovery, regardless of whether or not he choices to compete in this race.