Bittersweet Dauphiné for Leipheimer

The final podium

The final podium (Image credit: AFP)

Team Gerolsteiner's recap' of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, where front man Levi Leipheimer placed third on general classification, is an overall positive one. The management of the German team was happy about its captain's placing and its rider's general performances, but nevertheless had some regrets as the result could have been even better. "Today, it was like in the other stages: The other teams let us do nearly all of the work," sport director Raimund Dietzen said after the race. "The boys did a marvelous job for their captain Levi Leipheimer."

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