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July 03, 2004

Cancellara's prologue 3rd-fastest ever

Yahoo! Sport | Armstrong sets the record straight from day one on Tour

Fabian Cancellara's prologue was faster than all but 2 in Tour history, both ridden by Chris Boardman, who like Cancellara took the yellow jersey on his first day in the Tour de France, 10 years and 1 day ago.

"I thought I would be fighting McGee for the yellow jersey, not Armstrong," said the Swiss, who last year won the opening prologue in both the Tour of Romandie and the Tour of Belgium.

"My aim was to go out there and win today, and I've done it - and beating Armstrong. I can't believe it.

"I saw that Lance was very fast today, but I was pretty sure I would hold on to my time. It's almost logical because I'm a specialist at this event," added Cancellara.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 3, 2004 in Fabian Cancellara, Lance Armstrong 2004, Stage results, Top Stories | Permalink

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Is Lance's the 4th fastest TT in the TdF?

Posted by: Winstone at Jul 4, 2004 12:12:21 AM

Cancellara is living a fairy tale, winning the first stage he's ever
raced in the Tour. That's such an amazing story. Most pro riders dream
of winning a Tour stage at some point in an entire career.

Posted by: Dusty at Jul 4, 2004 1:07:13 AM

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