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Written by Monte Hamilton
Saturday, 14 April 2007

April 14: Tour de Georgia

Toyota-United?s Ivan Dominguez was one of six riders who were featured at Saturday?s Tour de Georgia press conference at the Wyndham Hotel in Peachtree City, Ga.

Dominguez drew hearty laughs from members of the media for his quips and one-liners. Asked how he felt to be in the company of overall race favorites such as Tom Danielson and Levi Leipheimer (both of Discovery Channel Pro Cycling) and Tyler Hamilton (Tinkoff Credit Systems), Dominguez said matter-of-factly, ?I don?t like it.?

Later, when asked how what his thoughts were about the crash he suffered on the circuit finish into Macon last year, Dominguez said, ?I was thinking ?this is going to hurt.??

That evening?s presentation of teams, scheduled for the Fred Amphitheater, was called off due to strong storms that swept into the area just a half-hour before the outdoor event.

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Toyota-United?s Ivan Dominguez was one of three riders from domestic teams appearing at the pre-race press conference. Dominguez listens as Levi Leipheimer (Discovery Channel Pro Cycling) explains how his team has won every race he has participated in this season.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
The nine people along press row was a stark contrast to the pre-race press conference for the Amgen Tour of California, when more than a dozen race officials, riders, city officials and sponsor representatives were interviewed.
photo Kathleen Poulos

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