Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo 2012 by Bike Monkey LLC. This is a little piece about Levi's GranFondo, a 103 mile open road ride with professional cyclists. On October 1st of 2011, 7,500 riders participated in the third year of this event. This is an account of that day.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team. Leipheimer told The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa of his decision Sunday. His comments came after watching the final stage of the Tour of California, an event he won three straight times from 2007-2009.