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Leipheimer held up by police

American Levi Leipheimer (Astana) lost 23 seconds on some of the race's top contenders in the final kilometre of stage six when a police motorcycle stalled out in a turn and held up several riders. Also affected was Colombian Mauricio Soler. The motorcycle stalled out at the exit of a hairpin bend, catching the riders who had taken the inside line by surprise. While no rider crashed, several were forced to unclip and stop.

The Astana team has asked the race jury to review the incident and classify Leipheimer with the same time as the rest of the group.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.