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Cancellara hangs on to yellow jersey

Updated: July 7, 2009, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTPELLIER, France -- Calling his team "simply awesome," Lance Armstrong was nearly decked out in yellow again.

The seven-time champion surged from third place to second at the Tour de France on Tuesday after his Astana squad won a team time trial in a dramatic finish.

Armstrong erased all but a sliver of his 40-second deficit to leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland in the fourth stage. The only thing separating him from the yellow jersey now is a fraction of a second.

"Boo-YA!!!" ...

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