(AP) CRESTED BUTTE , CO - Levi Leipheimer won the first stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Tuesday, pulling away from the lead group about 500 meters from the finish.

The RadioShack rider finished the mountainous 99.3-mile (160-kilometer) stage from Salida in 4 hours, 29 minutes and 22 seconds.

Stage 1 Results
1. Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack - 4:29:22
2. Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia - 0:00:04
3. Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek - 0:00:07
4. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
5. Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad
7. Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia - 0:00:10
8. Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
9. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia
10. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo

Complete results here


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