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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Tour of Missouri
September 12 ? Stage 2
Clinton to Springfield Road Race

The question heading into Wednesday?s 125-mile Stage 2 from Clinton to Springfield was whether the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team would try and hold onto Ivan Dominguez?s yellow jersey of race leader. The answer came early on, as a breakaway of 12 riders went up the road. Toyota-United did its best to reel the escapees back in, but with no help from others, it proved to be an impossible task.

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Before the start, Ivan Dominguez looked good in his yellow leader?s jersey.  There are always autographs to sign when you are the race leader. 
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Tasmanian Sean Sullivan has a fan club in Missouri?  The crew from VeloNews TV caught up with Ivan Stevic for an interview. 
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And he wasn?t finished. Kent Gordis productions also wanted a few comments. Dominguez was as popular as a runway model before the start. 
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Chris Wherry gets a call-up to the line as a former USPRO road race champion.  Chris Baldwin takes on food at one of the two feed zones during the long stage.
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This is a sight Missourians are becoming familiar with as the week goes on.  Heath Blackgrove (left) leads Chris Wherry over the dam near Stockton, Mo. 
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The trip over the dam was a ride in the gutter for most of the peloton.  There wasn?t much time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. 
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