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Friday, 23 March 2007

March 23:  23rd Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic

Justin England narrowly missed out on a stage win for Toyota-United Friday, finishing second to Scott Moninger (BMC Racing Team) on the 97.3-mile (156.6 km) road race that finished up the climb to Oak Glen. Earlier in the race, Toyota-United?s

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Scott Moninger (BMC Racing Team) celebrates while Toyota-United?s Justin England grimaces after coming up just short.  Ivan Dominguez drove a three-man breakaway that was on the run until the second-to-last climb of the day. 
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Dominguez won the day?s second sprint and finished second on the two others to take the lead in the sprint classification.
Once the breakaway was caught, Sean Sullivan launched a counterattack. 
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The stage wound its way through the mountains before finishing with the climb to Oak Glen.  Dominguez?s earlier efforts cost him an opportunity to start Saturday?s stage. He finished Friday?s stage 39 seconds outside the time cut.
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England?s second place finish moved him up to second overall, just seven seconds behind Moninger.
Afterwards, Dominguez (right) explains to England how he would have outsprinted Moninger (center). 
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England had his best result since a runner-up finish on Stage 1 of the San Dimas Stage Race nearly a year ago. Dominguez in his green sprinter?s jersey before it was determined that he had missed the time cut.
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Friday?s podium (from left): Justin England (Toyota-United), Scott Moninger (BMC Racing Team), Anthony Colby (Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light).    
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