what's Levi up to?
Last Post 05/21/2013 11:31 AM by Jack Pouchet. 14 Replies.
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ric200

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05/18/2013 10:03 PM
Wouldn't you think he would auction himself off to the highest bidder, if only for ToC for a few bucks or a free helmet? Plenty of other ex dopers in the race. I mean, wouldn't jelly belly or someone want him.? Is he in shape)?
Yo Mike

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05/18/2013 11:04 PM
What's he up to?

Oh, about 5'2" I'd say......
jmdirt

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05/18/2013 11:38 PM
I'm thinking that he may show up to TT nats. I really don't have feelings one way or another about LL, I like him more than jens, but I would love to see him win nats because lots people will crap their chamois if he wins the title.
jacques_anquetil

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05/19/2013 08:02 AM
isn't there some limitations about how and when you can join a team? thinking of Petacchi where he suddenly up and quits Lampre, and hopes to get picked up by Omega Pharma.

"The UCI sticks by its rule that forbids transfers mid-season even if Petacchi's case is different. He is a former-pro and asking for a new licence. It decided not to go down a slippery slope and set a precedence for other retirements/transfers."

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/538187/alessandro-petacchi-still-hoping-to-ride-with-omega-pharma-and-cavendish.html#7R3Yjd9wE8TuQo7i.99
jmdirt

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05/19/2013 11:13 AM
j_a, if I'm not mistaken, he can race nats sans team. Remember when Greg "Chopper" Randolph went to TT nats and almost won a title only five months into his cycling career? Hegg only edged him by a few seconds. Greg got signed by Motorola because of that performance. EDIT: Levi isn't changing teams so if he does need a team I bet its no biggy to get added to a roster for one race if needed, especially for a TT. Mellow Johnny's still has a team.
ElleSeven

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05/19/2013 02:05 PM
According to one of our local papers, knocking back beers while watching Primus at Bottle Rock in Napa. Possibly hoping that his old teammate Andy Schleck will drop by.
silentg

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05/19/2013 10:31 PM
Apparently, he is retired.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/leipheimer-confirms-im-retired

The Short White Guy™

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05/20/2013 09:41 AM
Wait a sec, he's got me by a 1/4 of an inch (and I'm 63")!
Hoshie

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05/20/2013 01:09 PM
Levi who?
jrt1045

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05/20/2013 01:13 PM
his lady is his only redeeming quality
Ride On

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05/21/2013 06:08 AM
I thought he had a nice job with Specialized all lined up for retirement, until he got nuclear
jmdirt

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05/21/2013 08:36 AM
The rumor floating in the dirt world was that he was going to race endurance events for Specialized.
jacques_anquetil

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05/21/2013 09:18 AM
hang on!

on 05/18/2013, ric200 asks "what's Levi up to?" on the VeloNation forum.

two days later on May 20, 2013 at 03:02 Cyclingnews posts "Leipheimer confirms: I'm retired."

coincidence? i think not.
jrt1045

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05/21/2013 11:10 AM
wish he would not do the endurance thing, give the sport a bad name

can't see even Specialized footing the bill for that. develop talent, he's made enough $ in the sport that he's killed
jpouchet

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05/21/2013 11:31 AM
training camps, gran fondos, and local riider development. Expect to see him get aligned with some charity organization as well. All to help 'rebrand' Levi. He appears to still have a passion for the sport so unlikley he willl drop of the face of the earth. He WILL put on weight!


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