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Written by Monte Hamilton
Sunday, 18 March 2007

March 18: Quad Knopf Sequoia Cycling Classic Visalia Criterium

History was made by the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team Sunday when it swept the first three places at the Quad Knopf Sequoia Cycling Classic Criterium. Ivan Dominguez took the win, with Ivan Stevic and Henk Vogels finishing second and third, respectively. The victory was Dominguez?s fifth of the season and Toyota-United?s seventh overall.

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The all-Toyota-United podium (from left): Henk Vogels, Ivan Dominguez and Ivan Stevic. Vogels, Dominguez and Stevic?s performance assured Toyota-United of maintaining its lead in the National Race Calendar team standings.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
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Jose Manuel Garcia (left) and Justin England helped ramp up the speed in the closing laps.
Chris Wherry was at the front as the bell sounded for the final lap.
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Ivan Stevic (left) and Henk Vogels took shelter behind their teammates for the first half of the race. Sean Sullivan was the locomotive on the Toyota-United train late in the race.
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Ivan Dominguez had enough of a cushion at the finish line to give a victory salute while Henk Vogels (left) snuck in behind Ivan Stevic (partially hidden at right) for third. More than just Toyota-United?s Henk Vogels and Ivan Dominguez were following the wheel of Ivan Stevic.
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The Quad Knopf Sequoia Cycling Classic Criterium was the fifth event on the National Race Calendar. Burke Swindlehurst was a workhorse throughout the 57-lap race, closing the gaps to breakaway attempts.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos

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