Levi Leipheimer

USA Cycling

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NAME: Levi Leipheimer

SPORT: Cycling

EVENT: Road

BIRTHDATE: 1973

BIRTHPLACE: Butte, Mo.

HOMETOWN: Santa Rosa, Calif.

SCHOOL: University of Utah

OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE: 2004, 2008

OLYMPIC MEDALS: 2008 (bronze)

SOCIAL SITES: Facebook / www.levileipheimer.com

PERSONAL NOTES: Levi Leipheimer became the fourth American ever to finish on the final podium at the Tour de France.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Levi and his wife, Odessa Gunn, founded Freedom Hill, a charitable organization that promotes animal welfare, and are staunch advocates of similar animal rights initiatives such as A Leg Up, Sonoma County's Forgotten Felines and Best Friends.
  • As the youngest member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Cycling Team at 30, Levi was a last-minute replacement for Lance Armstrong.
  • After a breakthrough season in 2001 in which Levi placed third overall at the Vuelta a España, he's since placed in the top 10 of the Tour de France four times.