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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
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
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
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
Ivan at finish
But he was beaten to the line and finished fifth.
photo Kathleen Poulos

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