Gretsch earns most aggressive jersey after Utah time trial

Patrick Gretsch is an up and coming German star.

Patrick Gretsch is an up and coming German star. (Image credit: Elmar Krings)

Patrick Gretsch (HTC-Highroad) pulled on the most aggressive rider’s jersey after a respectable third place during the stage three time trial at the Tour of Utah on Friday. The German time trial specialist held the fastest time of the day until virtually the end, when his time of 17:43 was surpassed by teammate and stage winner Tejay van Garderen and runner up Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack).

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