(Rust, Germany-AP) -- Texan Lance Armstrong today easily won the time trial prologue of the Tour de Suisse.
It's the Austin cyclist's final tuneup for an attempt at a third straight Tour de France title.
Armstrong needed nine minutes, 44-point-22 seconds today to complete the five-mile loop around the Europark theme park near Germany's border with Switzerland.
Armstrong says the run was difficult -- because there was a lot of wind.
-- Also, the 29-year-old Texan this week announced that he and wife Kristin are expecting twins.
They already have a toddler son named Luke.