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Written by Monte Hamilton
Sunday, 25 February 2007

February 27: Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 Long Beach

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Ivan Dominguez edged out Graeme Brown (Rabobank) to give Toyota-United the only stage win by a domestic team at this year?s race.

The Stage 7 podium (from left): Gerald Ciolek (T-Mobile), Ivan Dominguez (Toyota-United) and Graeme Brown (Rabobank).

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Afterwards, Ivan Dominguez explains to the press how the final sprint played out.
As the finish line approached, Henk Vogels (left) and Chris Wherry (right) made sure Ivan Dominguez was near the front.
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Toyota-United?s Sean Sullivan was part of a seven -man breakaway that got away on the first of 10 laps around the Long Beach circuit.
With Sean Sullivan in the break up front, the rest of the boys in red-white-and-blue were able to sit in the peloton.
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Sean Sullivan?s group had a minute?s lead on the pack with a lap to go, but was caught within three miles of the finish.
The new Hybrid Synergy Drive-powered 2007 Toyota Prius Team Car was on display at the Toyota-United fan expo.
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It was smiles and hugs all around for Toyota-United after Ivan Dominguez?s win on the final stage.
photo Kelly Svendsbo

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