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Lance Armstrong has not yet won his fifth Tour de France, but Saturday marked his 52nd day in the race leader’s yellow jersey – beating the total of five-times Tour champion Jacques Anquetil.
Frenchman Anquetil sported the yellow jersey for 51 days between 1957 and 1964 as he became the first rider to win the Tour five times.
Armstrong, winner of the last four Tours, is still a long way behind Belgian Eddy Merckx, who led the Tour for 96 days, while France’s Bernard Hinault was the race leader for 78 days and Spaniard Miguel Indurain for 60 days.