Tour de France: Armstrong still second

Thursday, July 9, 2009 11:42 AM
Last updated 1:50 PM
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BARCELONA, Spain – Lance Armstrong remains a split second behind leader Fabian Cancellara after the sixth stage of the Tour de France.

American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong peddles in the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 196.5 kilometers (122 miles) with start in Le Cap d'Agde and finish in Perpignan, southern France, Wednesday.  AP
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American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong peddles in the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 196.5 kilometers (122 miles) with start in Le Cap d'Agde and finish in Perpignan, southern France, Wednesday.

Thor Hushovd of Norway won a sprint finish to capture Thursday’s stage along rain-slickened roads south of the French border in Spain.

Cancellara of Switzerland stayed just ahead of the seven-time champion after the 113-mile ride from Gerona to Barcelona.

The Tour ends July 26 in Paris.

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