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Nov 14, 2010

Ben Bostrom Takes Overall Win In Pro Mountain Bike Race, Beats Lance Armstrong

AMA Pro Superbike racer Ben Bostrom, age 36, took the overall race and Solo Men's Open Division wins in Saturday's Mellow Johnny's 6-Hour Classic mountain bike race at Juan Pelota Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Bostrom led from the first lap and held off seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong for several laps, until 39-year-old Armstrong retired after aggravating a knee injury.

Armstrong later wrote on his Twitter page: "Dnf here at the @mellowjohnnys 6hr. Been having a few knee issues of late and they flared up today. Quite a bummer. Was feeling pretty good."

Bostrom started his final lap just before the six-hour time limit expired and ended up winning by a margin of one complete lap over second-place finisher Tristan Uhl.

Official results of the race can be seen here: