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Armstrong has good day in Tour of Flanders

Armstrong has good day in Tour of Flanders

Lance Armstrong can still rattle and shake with the best on the wet and cold cobblestones, a key lesson to take into this summer's Tour de France.
At 38, Armstrong was a factor until very deep in the Tour of Flanders, a one-day classic which he saw as a training run while others raced it as their biggest challenge of the year.
"I felt better than I felt all year," Armstrong said after finishing the 262-kilometer (163-mile) trek through northern Flanders only 2.35 minutes behind Swiss winner Fabian Cancellara. In 27th spot, Armstrong was the top finisher of his Team Radioshack.
The American rider used the classic with its long stretches of cobblestones as preparation for the third stage of the Tour de France.


Updated : 2020-12-03 00:55 GMT+08:00