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Colombia's Acevedo wins 4th stage

Updated: August 13, 2011, 20:10


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Colombia's Javier Acevedo won the fourth stage of the Tour of Utah on Saturday in hot conditions, and defending champion Levi Leipheimer retained the overall lead with one day left.

Acevedo, racing for Team Gobernacion Indeportes Antioqia, completed 11 laps on a 7.4-mile loop that started and ended at the state capitol building in 2 hours, 56 minutes, 18 seconds.

Spain's Javier Megias finished second, 5 seconds behind Acevedo. Swiss rider Rubens Bertogliati was third.

Leipheimer, from Butte, Mont., had a 23-second lead over Colombia's Sergio Henao in the overall standings. Slovakia's Janez Brajkovic was third, 27 seconds back.

The 100-mile final stage, featuring several rugged climbs, will start in Park City and finish at Snowbird Ski Resort just above the Salt Lake Valley.

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