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Tour of California: Lance Armstrong Still in 4th, Stolen Bike Found

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Overall, the Tour of California's fourth stage--115 miles from Merced to Clovis--was much better when it came to the weather yesterday (sunny and snow covered mountains!). But with three days of straight cold rain, organizers and bicyclists are considering changing the dates to later in the year.

Nevertheless, California is offering quite a setting for the race, especially considering the snow dusted Sierra Mountains in Stage 4. “The scenery on the course is awesome,” said Levi Leipheimer, the tour's current frontrunner. “It’s very pretty and there were a ton of people, even in the snow, cheering for us." The tour estimates around 875,000 people have come out.