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Leipheimer wins fourth stage

Updated: August 18, 2005, 12:17 PM ET
Reuters

PARIS -- Levi Leipheimer claimed the yellow jersey when he won the 171.6-kilometer fourth stage of the Tour of Germany on Thursday.

The Gerolsteiner rider beat teammate Georg Totschnig on the spectacular mountaintop finish on the 2,670 meter Rettenbachferner in Austria to also claim the polka-dot jersey for the leading climber.

Pre-race favourite Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) finished 55 seconds down in third position.

"It's a great victory for team Gerolsteiner -- the whole team really ...

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