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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Sunday, 24 June 2007

Nature Valley Grand Prix  Stage 4 June 22, 2007

A crowd of nearly 20,000 turned out to watch Toyota-United?s Ivan Stevic widen his lead in Friday night?s criterium through the downtown streets of Minneapolis. The Toyota-United rider earned a 10-second time bonus for his second place finish and another 15 seconds for winning three of the four in-race bonus sprints. Stevic is now 19 seconds ahead of Kirk O?Bee (Health Net presented by Maxxis) with two stages remaining.

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Toyota-United was on the front of the race for nearly the entire duration of the hour-long race. Stevic (center) is pipped at the line by Kirk O?Bee (Health Net presented by Maxxis) while Toyota-United?s Henk Vogel (right) throws his bike for third.
Photos by  Matthew Moses  Photos by  Matherw Moses
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Afterwards, Stevic talks over the race with Team Director Harm Jansen. The Stage 4 podium featured (from left) Stevic, O?Bee and Vogels.
Photos by Sean Weide  Photos by Matthew Moses 
Stevic is not only the overall race leader, but he also took the lead in the sprint classification.  
Photo by Matthew Moses   

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