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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Friday, 20 April 2007

Tour de Georgia Stage 5 - April 20: Dalton to Brasstown Bald/Towns Co., 172.1km

The queen stage of the Tour de Georgia, Stage 5 finished atop Brasstown Bald Mountain. Justin England?s 27th place finish led the way for Toyota-United, while Burke Swindlehurst came in close behind in 31st. Chris Baldwin garnered plenty of attention when he joined an eight-man breakaway that gained more than five minutes? lead before shattering on the lower slopes of the final climb.

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For much of the stage, Toyota-United?s Chris Baldwin was part of an eight-rider breakaway.  Justin England continued his climb up the overall standings with a top 30 finish. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
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Baldwin finished strong after falling back on the climb up Brasstown Bald.  Burke Swindlehurst turned in a stellar ride, finishing 31st. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos
photo © Kathleen Poulos
Survival was the name of the game for Henk Vogels.  Ivan Stevic was one of the few riders who seemed to enjoy the final climb. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
Chris Wherry turned in a respectable ride, placing 84th.  Toyota-United fans weren?t afraid to show their support in writing on the road. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
England bundled up for the ride back down, which was quicker than waiting for a car.   
 photo © Kathleen Poulos  

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