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Armstrong's team dominates team time trial

Updated: July 8, 2004, 8:23 AM ET
Associated Press

ARRAS, France -- It's the jersey Lance Armstrong covets and works so hard for: garish yellow and awarded daily to the leader of the Tour de France.

Armstrong slipped into the jersey Wednesday for the first time at this Tour after he and his team won a rain-soaked time trial. Then the five-time champion said he's ready to surrender the cherished shirt -- at least temporarily.

The reason? Because defending the lead at this early stage of the three-week race would be too grueling. ...

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