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2008 USA Cycling Pro Tour Final Standings – Canada’s Rollin 3rd

September 18, 200 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – With his overall victory at the Tour of Missouri last weekend, Christian Vande Velde (Boulder, Colo./Garmin-Chipotle) won the season-long USA Cycling Professional Tour with a total of 272 points over runner up and defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Santa Rosa, Calif./Astana), who finished the season with 244.

In the team standings, Vande Velde’s Garmin/Chipotle Professional Cycling Team earned the overall title with 711 points over Team Columbia (513). For Vande Velde, his overall Tour title caps off arguably the best season of his career which also included a fifth-place overall finish at the Tour de France in July and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team last month in Beijing. In addition to his overall win in Missouri, Vande Velde won the stage 3 time trial in Branson, finished third overall at the Amgen Tour of California and third at the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships.

Having just finished its second year, the USA Cycling Professional Tour consists of all the internationally-sanctioned events in the United States and USA Cycling’s three professional road championships in the disciplines of criterium, time trial and road racing. After 14 events in 2008, Vande Velde and Leipheimer were the most dominant, followed by third-place finisher Dominique Rollin (CAN/Toyota-United Pro), Eric Baumann (GER/Team Sparkasse) and Kanstantin Sivtsov (BLR/Team Columbia) with 144, 141 and 140 points respectively. In the team classification, Astana followed in third place with 358 points ahead of Team CSC (342) and Rock Racing (343).

2008 USA Cycling Professional Tour – Standings

1. Christian Vandevelde (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 272
2. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) 244
3. Dominique Rollin (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 144
4. Eric Baumann (Team Sparkasse) 141
5. Kanstantsin Siutsou (High Road) 140
6. Tyler Farrar (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 126
7. Mark Cavendish (High Road) 121
8. Dave Zabriskie (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 115
9. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 112
10. Matti Breschel (Team Csc) 100
11. Trent Lowe (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 94
12. David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies – Medifast) 94
13. Michael Rogers (T-Mobile) 89
14. Fabian Cancellara (Team Csc) 86
15. George Hincapie (High Road) 86
16. David Millar (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 84
17. Juan Jose Haedo (Team Csc) 83
18. Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies – Medifast) 82
19. Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing) 80
20. Yuri Metlushenko (Amore & Vita – Mcdonald’S) 80
21. Fred Rodriguez (Rock Racing) 80
22. Brad Huff (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) 71
23. Kirk O’Bee (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 70
24. Ivan Dominguez (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 69
25. Bernhard Eisel (High Road) 69
26. Edvald Boasson Hagen (High Road) 66
27. Greg Henderson (High Road) 66
28. Lucas Euser (Team Slipstream – Chipolte) 64
29. Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) 64
30. Antonio Colom (Astana) 62
31. Steven Van Vooren (Johan Bruyneel Cycling Academy) 59
32. Blake Caldwell (Team Slipstream – Chipolte) 56
33. Karl Menzies (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 56
34. Christo Van Heerden (Konica Minolta Continental Cycling Team) 56
35. Svein Tuft (Symmetrics Cycling) 52
36. Antonio Cruz (Bmc) 51
37. Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics Cycling) 45
38. Rory Sutherland (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 44
39. Taylor Tolleson (Bmc) 42
40. Sebastion Haedo (Colavita/Sutter Home-Cooking Light) 40
41. Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit Strategies – Medifast) 37
42. Gustav Larrson (Team Csc) 37
43. Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) 36
44. Ryan Roth (Team R.A.C.E) 36
45. Michael Van Stayen (Rabobank) 36
46. Moises Aldape (Team Type 1) 34
47. Daniel Pate (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 32
48. Frederik Ericsson (Cykelcity.De/Klehr Harrison) 30
49. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 30
50. Jeff Louder (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 30
51. Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/Sutter Home-Cooking Light) 30
52. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Team Csc) 29
53. Richard England (Bissell Pro Cycling) 29
54. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 29
55. Gerald Ciolek (High Road) 28
56. Francois Parisien, (Symmetrics Cycling) 28
57. Danilo Wyss (Bmc) 28
58. Steven Cozza (Tiaa-Cref) 24
59. Frank Pipp (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 24
60. Boy Van Poppel (Rabobank) 24
61. Michael Creed (Rock Racing) 23
62. Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner) 22
63. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) 21
64. Tom Boonen (Quick Step-Innergetic) 20
65. Andre Greipel (High Road) 20
66. Luciano Pagliarini (Saunier Duval – Scott) 20
67. Christopher Horner (Astana) 19
68. De Van (Walle Jurgen Quick Step-Innergetic) 18
69. Anibal Andres Borrajo (Colavita/Sutter Home-Cooking Light) 17
70. Stefano Barberi (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 16
71. Daniel Holloway (Vmg / Felt Racing) 16
72. Ted King (Bissell Pro Cycling) 16
73. Pat Mccarty (Team Slipstream – Chipolte) 16
74. Jose’ Luis Rubiera Vigil (Luis Astana) 15
75. Alessandro Bazzana (Successful Living Pro Cycling) 14
76. Charles Dionne (Successful Living Pro Cycling) 14
77. Christopher Jones (Nerac Outdoorlights.Com) 14
78. Darren Lill (Bmc) 14
79. Nicholas Sanderson (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) 14
80. Bradley Wiggins (High Road) 14
81. Robert Forster (Gerolsteiner) 13
82. Mark Walters (Team R.A.C.E) 13
83. Andrew Bajadali (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) 12
84. Yosvanny Falcon (Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling Presented By Herbalife) 12
85. Roman Kilun (Health Net Presented By Maxxis) 12
86. Tom Peterson (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 12
87. Andrew Randell (Symmetrics Cycling) 12
88. Peter Stetina (Vmg / Felt Racing) 12
89. Henk Vogels (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 12
90. Jacob Erker (Symmetrics Cycling) 11
91. Iker Ortuzar (Saunier Duval – Scott) 11
92. Ciaran Power (Pezula Racing) 11
93. Kevin Seeldrayers (Quick Step-Innergetic) 11
94. Jonathan Clarke (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 10
95. Bobby Julich (Team Csc) 10
96. Dennis Luyt (Global Cycling) 10
97. Peter Salon (Vmg / Felt Racing) 10
98. Emile Abraham (Team Type 1) 9
99. Paolo Bettini (Quick Step-Innergetic) 8
100. James Driscoll (Fiordi Frutta Elite Cycling Team) 8
101. Brian Jensen (Successful Living Pro Cycling) 8
102. Philipp Mamos (Heinz Von Heiden – Wolf Block) 8
103. Jason Mccartney (Team Csc) 8
104. Alexandre Moos (Bmc) 8
105. Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics Cycling) 8
106. Craig Lewis (Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H3O) 7
107. Dirk Muller (Team Sparkasse) 7
108. Michael Sayers (Bmc) 7
109. Scott Zwizanski (Priority Health/Bissell) 7
110. Brent Bookwalter (Bmc) 6
111. Oscar Gomez Freire (Rabobank) 6
112. Luis Hernandez (Tecos) 6
113. Sergey Kudentsov (Marco Polo Cycling Team) 6
114. Miguel Martinez (Amore & Vita – Mcdonald’S) 6
115. Scott Nydam (Bmc) 6
116. Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Rock Racing) 6
117. Justin Spinelli (Nerac Outdoorlights.Com) 6
118. Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step-Innergetic) 6
119. Sheldon Deeny (Sakonnet Technology U25 Team) 5
120. Justin England (Toyota- United Pro Cycling Team) 5
121. Jacob Keough (Kelly Benefit Strategies – Medifast) 5
122. Bernard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 5
123. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) 5
124. Matt Wilson (Team Type 1) 5
125. Michael Blaudzun (Team Csc) 4
126. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) 4
127. Oscar Gatto (Gerolsteiner) 4
128. Bradley Mcgee (Team Csc) 4
129. Marco Pinotti (High Road) 4
130. Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner) 4
131. Jared Barrilleaux (Jittery Joe’s – Zero Gravity Pro Cycling Team) 3
132. Ben Brooks (Team Type 1) 3
133. Michael Norton (Nerac Outdoorlights.Com) 3
134. John Fredy Parra (Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling Presented By Herbalife) 3
135. Luis Amaran Romero (Colavita/Sutter Home-Cooking Light) 3
136. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Rabobank) 2
137. Erik Barlevav (Time Pro Cycling) 2
138. Phil Gaimon (Fiordi Frutta Elite Cycling Team) 2
139. Michael Grabinger (Gradystay / Out N About Gear) 2
140. Alexandre Pichot (Bouygues Telecom) 2
141. Markus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) 2





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