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Written by Monte Hamilton
Saturday, 10 March 2007

March 10: Central Valley Classic California Belmont - Piedra ITT

Chris Baldwin?s fifth place finish for Toyota-United in Saturday?s Belmont-Piedra time trial moved him into third place overall at the Central Valley Cycling Classic. Baldwin is one of five Toyota-United riders in the top 20 overall with only Sunday?s 80-minute criterium remaining in the three-day, three-stage race. He sits 39 seconds out of the lead and 21 seconds behind second place rider Rory Sutherland (Health Net presented by Maxxis). Ben Jacques-Maynes (Priority Health) won the 16.5-mile (26.4 km) time trial in 35 minutes and two seconds. Baldwin was only 20 seconds slower, while his teammate, Ivan Stevic, finished sixth in a time of 36:00.

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Chris Baldwin?s time trial was only four seconds out of fourth place and moved him into third place overall. A solid ride by Chris Wherry moved him up 50 places on general classification - from 66th to 16th.
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Justin England climbed into the top 25 overall thanks to his 23rd place finish.
Henk Vogels had another outstanding day in an event that is not exactly his specialty.
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Serbian national champion Ivan Stevic?s sixth place turned heads and moved him up
to ninth overall.
Jose Manuel ?Chepe? Garcia was 19th in the time trial and sits 17th overall heading into the final stage.
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Caleb Manion moved up 21 spots on general classification with a respectable ride. On his 34th birthday, Burke Swindlehurst was able to ride a relaxing time trial to be fresh for Sunday?s criterium.
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