Lance Armstrong wins 49th Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic
Racing action began at 1 p.m. with the 90-minute timed main event start at 5 p.m. The cyclists completed about 40 loops of the 1.1 mile course in the allotted time.
Lance Armstrong won the 49th annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic on Sunday -- his first victory since resuming his professional cycling career.
Race organizers said Armstrong's presence drew a crowd of 20,000 to the cycling event, a rigorous 90-minute race through this hilly city.
According to VeloNews.com, Armstrong broke away from the field of top professions with Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer and Bissell's Ben Jacques-Maynes.
He went on to lap the field. Armstrong won the Tour de France seven consecutive years and is planning to compete in it this summer. His performance was impressive as he was by himself ahead of the cyclists with six laps to go.
Go Lance, Go! See you in the Tour de France, as you seek to win your 8th title, on VERSUS beginning July 4th ... how fitting! If this were a movie, it would have to be titled "From Nevada City To The 'City of Lights' ".
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