Police stop helmet-less Astana cyclist
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TENERIFE, Canary Islands — Spanish police stopped an Astana rider Tuesday because he wasn't wearing a cycling helmet.
Chris Horner was riding alongside teammate Lance Armstrong at Astana's pre-season training camp when a police cruiser pulled the pack of riders over.
The team was allowed to continue after a routine identification check on Horner, who continued without the helmet since professional cyclists are not obligated to wear one in Spain.
Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France champion, begins his comeback from retirement with the weeklong team training camp, which opened Sunday.