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Written by Monte Hamilton
Monday, 16 April 2007

April 16: Tour de Georgia

Stage One ? Tour de Georgia

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.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
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Subway is making sure the riders eat fresh in every feed zone at this year?s race.
Toyota-United Soigneur Reed McCalvin readies the drinks for today?s feed.
photo Kathleen Poulos
photo Kathleen Poulos
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Not exactly a four-course meal, but when you?re a pro cyclist, this will have to do. Lunch is ready to be served at the 43.8-mile mark of today?s race.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
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Soigneur Joachim Schoonacker hands off the musette bag to Henk Vogels. Lunchtime over, it?s time to go back to work.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
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As the peloton reached the finish circuits in Macon, it was Toyota-United on the front. Ivan Dominguez was in position to win the field sprint.
photo Kathleen Poulos photo Kathleen Poulos
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Ivan at finish
But he was beaten to the line and finished fifth.
photo Kathleen Poulos

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