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Lance Armstrong's teammate George Hincappie won today's stage in the Tour de France and Lance slightly increased his overall lead.
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Armstrong widens tour lead
17/07/2005 17:45 - (SA)
Saint-Lary Soulan - Six-time champion Lance Armstrong continued to extend his lead in the 2005 Tour de France as his team-mate over the past seven years, George Hincapie, won Sunday's grueling 15th stage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
As he did in Saturday's stage, the 33-year-old Armstrong, who is riding in his last Tour, left all his rivals except Italian Ivan Basso behind on the final climb of the day.
Armstrong finished seventh, more than 5 minutes behind the winner, but more than 1:20 minutes in front of his main rivals Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark and Germany's Jan Ullrich.
The 32-year-old Hincapie, who beat Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio to the finish, raced the 205.5km from Lezat sur Leze to Saint-Alary, which included six arduous climbs in scorching temperatures, in 6 hr 06:38 min, an average speed of 33.63km/h.
Monday is a rest day for the riders, before they tackle the last of three stages in the Pyrenees Mountains on Tuesday. The Tour ends July 24 in Paris, Sapa dpa reported.