Lance Armstrong finished 46th in the first stage of the Tour of Murcia, reports espn.com. Robert Hunter of Garmin-Transitions won the stage, a 103-mile ride around the coastal town of San Pedro del Pinatar. Armstrong is using the five-day race along the Replica Breitling watches southeasternMediterranean coast of Spain as training for the Tour de France. TheTexan, who rides for his new Team RadioShack, is looking to improve histime trial performance on Saturday.Check out our Armstrong interview King of Pain from the February 2009 issue.--Stayton Bonner
Advocates in the United States are continuing to call for more high-speed trains and have criticized Obamas stimulus plan for focusing on roads instead of rail. A recent draft of the Houses $825 billion stimulus plan calls for several billion dollars to improve the nations rail capacity, but as John B. Judis at The New Republic points replica omega Omega De Ville Co Axial Chronome watches out, the numbers pale in comparison to the actual costs high-speed rail projects. Authorities in California are moving forward in developing the high-speed rail system that would link Sacramento and San Francisco to Los Angeles following Novembers passage of a $10 billion bond measure. On Tuesday the California High Speed Rail Authority announced it was going to hold a series of scoping sessions to give people a chance to share their thoughts on the project.
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