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ARMSTRONG FIFTH IN GEORGIA

Lance Armstrong is ready to pass the peloton to a new group of American cyclists.

After the Tour de France, of course.

Armstrong was a team player Sunday, helping fellow American Tom Danielson win the Tour de Georgia on Sunday for the biggest victory of his fledgling career.

As for Armstrong, his focus is firmly on France, where he hopes to add to his already unprecedented streak of six straight wins on the Champs-Elysees before fading into retirement.

"The object remains the Tour, and I think I'm on track," Armstrong said. "I didn't think I was good enough to win (the Georgia race), but I felt better toward the end of the race than I did at the beginning, so that's a good sign."

Armstrong, wearing No. 1 on the back of his jersey, settled for 22nd place on the day and fifth overall.