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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Sunday, 22 April 2007

Tour de Georgia Stage 7 - April 22: Atlanta circuit race, 123.9km

The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team became the only domestic team to win a stage of the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour de Georgia two years running.  On Tuesday, Ivan Stevic burst out of the pack to give Aoyota-United the stage win.Ivan Dominguez?s fourth place finish on the final stage in downtown Atlanta was Toyota-United?s fourth top five finish of the week.

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Ivan Dominguez sprinted hard on the uphill stretch to the finish?  ?and managed a fourth-place finish, just behind Sergey Lagutin (Navigators Insurance Cycling Team). 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
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Burke Swindlehurst (left) and Chris Wherry round a turn on the circuit course through downtown Atlanta.  After the race, Toyota-United treated fans to an autograph session.
photo © Kathleen Poulos
photo © Kathleen Poulos
Caleb Manion took a hard spill on the final lap, but got up to finish.  The Georgia State Patrol was honored before the start for its fine work in marshalling the course. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
Ivan Dominguez received a spot in the front row, along with Freddy Rodriguez (left) and U.S. national road champion George Hincapie.  The Toyota-United Prius team car was a popular attraction at the team?s booth. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
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Justin England signed autographs for fans.  Henk Vogels will surely enjoy time off after 10 straight weeks of racing. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos photo © Kathleen Poulos
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Before the start, race announcer Dave Towle asked Ivan Dominguez how he got his first bicycle.  The Mavic neutral support boys carry plenty of spare wheels. 
photo © Kathleen Poulos 
photo © Kathleen Poulos 
Fans lining the finishing stretch were treated to a show of color and speed.
photo © Kathleen Poulos

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