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Last Updated: Monday, 26 April, 2004, 01:52 GMT 02:52 UK
Armstrong on song for Tour
Lance Armstrong competes in the Tour of Georgia
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Lance Armstrong believes he is "ahead of schedule" in his Tour de France preparations after winning the Tour of Georgia on Sunday.

Armstrong, seeking a record sixth Tour victory in July, claimed victory in 25hr 39min 20sec in the six-day event.

"I'm maybe even a little ahead of schedule," he said afterwards.

"I'll have to adjust things and take a good bit of recovery after here before the final gear-up, the final push for the Tour."

Armstrong, unsure of his conditioning before the event started, took control when he won both the third stage and the individal time trial that followed.

"It's important," he added. "It's always nice to win.

"It's also nice to come and meet some objectives like doing a good time trial, doing some climbs, working the team well. It was a complete week."

Germany's Jens Voigt was second overall, 24 seconds behind Armstrong, with last year's winner, American Chris Horner, third.

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