Leipheimer commends Bontrager-Livestrong's efforts in Utah

Levi Leipheimer, the seasoned veteran of multiple Grand Tours, always knew he was going to have a very difficult time trying to add a third consecutive Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah title to his palmares. Winning never gets easier, he said at the opening press conference for the six-day race that ends Sunday in Park City. And he specifically named the up-and-coming generation of young riders as one of his biggest hurdles.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.