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Written by Monte Hamilton
Saturday, 17 March 2007

March 17: Quad Knopf Sequoia Cycling Classic

Chris Baldwin?s runner-up finish led five Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team riders in the top 10 Saturday. Chris Wherry was fourth, Sean Sullivan was seventh, Ivan Stevic finished eighth and Justin England placed 10th in the 18.3-mile (30 km) mostly uphill race that played out under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Ben Jacques-Maynes (Priority Health Cycling Team) averaged 27.7 mph to defeat Baldwin by 34 seconds. Anthony Colby (Colavita/ Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) finished third, 1:21 behind Jacques-Maynes? winning time of 39 minutes and 41 seconds.

Other placings for Toyota-United riders were Burke Swindlehurst (17th), Caleb Manion (33rd), Henk Vogels (48th), Jose Manuel Garcia (62nd) and Ivan Dominguez (68th)

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Toyota-United's Chris Baldwin shows the strain of his effort over the
18.3 (30 km) course that was primarily uphill.
The podium (left to right): Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United Pro Cycling), Ben Jacques-Maynes (Priority Health Cycling Team) and Anthony Colby (Colavita/ Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light).
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Chris Wherry was just four seconds out of third place finish.
Sean Sullivan gritted his way to a seventh place finish, continuing his spectacular start to the season.
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Justin England was the fifth Toyota-United rider in the top 10, finishing 1:59 behind the winner. Burke Swindlehurst gave it a go Saturday and finished in the top 20.
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Caleb Manion dialed in his aerodynamics on the mostly uphill course. As one of the favorites to win Sunday?s criterium, Ivan Dominguez used the time trial as a warm-up.
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Jose Manuel Garcia had a solid ride to finish 62nd.
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