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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Saturday, 01 September 2007
USA Cycling Professional Championship Time Trial
Sept. 1 ? Greenville, S.C.

Chris Baldwin represented the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team Saturday at the USA Cycling Professional Championship Time Trial. Photographer Charles Herskowitz documents the day in pictures.

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Toyota-United Team Director Harm Jansen synchronizes his watch with the official race clock.  The Toyota-United team car, The Hybrid Synergy Drive-powered Toyota Prius, was ready to roll. 
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Toyota-United?s lone entrant in the time trial, Chris Baldwin, fuels up for his 18-mile time trial. Toyota-United Team Owner Sean Tucker (left) and Toyota-United sponsored endurance cyclist Dan Sheret followed Baldwin in the Toyota-United Prius team car. 
Photos ©Charles Herskowitz
Photos ©Charles Herskowitz
Baldwin?s was extremely focused, but his mood was light-hearted before the event. 
Baldwin was the second-to-last rider to leave the start gate.
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Baldwin rolled down the start ramp three minutes before defending champion Dave Zabriskie.  Baldwin rounds the first turn just 100 meters from the start gate. 
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At the turnaround, Baldwin had conceded 39 seconds to Zabriskie.  The Cliffs Communities provided a beautiful backdrop to the second championship time trial in Greenville.
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Baldwin crossed the line with the seventh-fastest time, with Zabriskie still to finish.  Afterwards, Baldwin verifies his number for an anti-doping control officer.
Photos ©Charles Herskowitz Photos ©Charles Herskowitz

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