Team's Strong Showing Puts Armstrong in 2nd Place

Fabian Cancellara hangs onto jersey
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 1:01 PM CDT
Team's Strong Showing Puts Armstrong in 2nd Place
American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong arrives for the podium ceremony after his Astana team won the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race.   (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)

Lance Armstrong missed taking the yellow jersey by two-tenths of a second today as his Astana team hammered its rival in the Tour de France’s fourth-stage time trial, AFP reports. Though Astana beat Saxo Bank by 40 seconds, Fabian Cancellara held onto the lead. “It’s a little bit of a disappointment, but the yellow jersey is on the horizon,” said Armstrong, who’s less than a second off the overall lead (More Lance Armstrong stories.)

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