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Now comes the tough part for Lance

Updated: July 7, 2009, 7:54 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

This is why I love cycling. The drama that unfolded during Tuesday's team time trial is what makes our sport great. To have the stage, and the yellow jersey, come down to two-tenths of a second was unbelievable.

Team Astana was in a class by themselves Tuesday. All of those talented riders -- Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Andreas Klöden, Haimar Zubeldia -- are tough to beat. Technically, their ride was beautiful. It was a perfect blend of horsepower and ...

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