Nov 14, 2010
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by David Swarts
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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: ~