Strong winds greeted the 120 riders at the start of Stage One of the Tour de Georgia Monday afternoon. A breakaway group of five riders gained more than eight minutes? lead but Toyota-United?s chasing efforts nearly closed the gap as the race reached Macon. Ivan Dominguez?s fifth place finish was his third top 10 placing of the year in a ProTour event.
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Toyota-United?s Aussie contingent, Caleb Manion (left) and Henk Vogels, sign autographs for fans before the start.
From left: Ivan Dominguez, Burke Swindlehurst and Justin England find it can be hard work signing all those autographs before the racing even begins.