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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cycling: Kiwi wins street race ahead of Tour Down Under

Associated Press

ADELAIDE, Australia Greg Henderson of New Zealand has won the prelude to the Tour Down Under, while seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was in a five-man attack near the end of the race.

Armstrong and Oscar Pereiro, also a former Tour de France winner, were part of the pack that led for nine laps and were caught with two laps left in the 30-lap, 31-mile race.

Henderson won in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Armstrong fell back to finish 62nd among 133 riders, eight seconds off the pace.

The six-day Tour Down Under starts Tuesday. Armstrong used last year's race to start his comeback after nearly three years in retirement.