Armstrong Cycling in Tour of California

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Lance Armstrong has returned to competitive cycling in his native country with a smooth 10th-place finish in the prologue to the Tour of California.

The seven-time Tour de France winner finished the 2.4-mile
course in 4 minutes, 37.17 seconds on Saturday, coming in just 4.3
seconds off the pace set moments later by Switzerland's Fabian
Cancellara.

Armstrong's Astana team trailer was surrounded by hundreds of
fans on the streets of downtown Sacramento. After the race,
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on the
California state capitol steps with Armstrong, whose comeback from
a 3½-year break began last month in Australia at the Tour Down
Under.