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Armstrong takes Nevada City

Updated: June 22, 2009, 12:36 AM ET
Associated Press

NEVADA CITY, Calif. -- Lance Armstrong won the Nevada City Classic on Sunday night, holding off teammate Levi Leipheimer in the challenging one-day race in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Armstrong finished a repeated 1.1-mile circuit through the historic mining town in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 20 seconds, sprinting away from the peloton with about six laps to go on the hilly course.

Ben Jacques-Maynes finished 21 seconds behind in second place. Leipheimer, the three-time Tour of California ...

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