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Armstrong wins second straight time trial

Updated: July 25, 2004, 8:14 AM ET
Associated Press

BESANCON, France -- Too strong.

Lance Armstrong capped his most dominant Tour de France with a crushing win in the final time trial Saturday, all but guaranteeing him a place in history as the first six-time winner of the 101-year-old race.

Pedaling furiously for a victory he didn't even need to secure his sixth crown, Armstrong again overpowered his rivals, building a gaping lead that he carried past cheering crowds to the finish in Besancon.

The Texan, riding a ...

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