Levi Leipheimer OUT OUT OUT

July 17, 2009

There are reports coming over the wire right now that American cyclist Levi Leipheimer is OUT of the 2009 Tour de France with a broken wrist.

Leipheimer crashed within 3KM of the finish in yesterday’s 12th stage and xrays overnight revealed the break.

Although the stage has yet to begin today, reports say that Leipheimer will not start and has abandoned.

I’ll update this story as I learn more.

How do you think this affects Team AstanĂ ? I think it makes them a little weaker and hinders Lance’s chances at the overall win as Levi was clearly supporting Lance.