NAME: Levi Leipheimer
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.
- 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.