Agence France-PresseMay 20, 2013 20:00
Levi Leipheimer, teamless since last fall after admitting to doping, has retired from professional cycling, a US newspaper reported.
The American was fired by Omega Pharma in October following his admission during an investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency into shamed compatriot Lance Armstrong.
"I'm retired," he told The Press Democrat on Sunday on the sidelines of the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
"It's just been an unceremoniously retired," Leipheimer said. "I sort of miss racing. I still love riding my bike."