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Lance Armstrong wins first race after comeback to pro cycling

Posted Jun 26 2009 4:39pm

Lancearmstrong3 It was in little town in Colorado that Lance decided to return to pro cycling after taking on the Leadville 100 and finishing in second place.

Now he' s moved up the podium to the top spot as he wins the Nevada City Classic holding back his teammate Levi Leipheimer who finished in 3rd place just a second behind Ben Jacques-Maynes.

On twitter Armstrong wrote:

" What a great Nevada City Classic. I managed to get the win, @ levi_leipheimer was 3rd. HARD race. The crowds? Electric..."

Over 15,000 people watch Armstrong race and he did not disappoint "repeated 1.1-mile circuit through the historic mining town in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 20 seconds, sprinting away from the peloton with about six laps to go on the hilly course," according to the AP.

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