The Tour de Georgia is underway! Yesterday, super-sprinter Ivan Dominguez of the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team won the 70.4-mile stage 1 from Tybee Island to Savannah.
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From the Toyota-United press release:
Ivan Stevic from Toyota-United was in an early breakaway of six riders that never gained more than a minute advantage over the field for most of the race. "With eight kilometers to go, the Pro Tour teams formed an alliance and drove hard to catch the leaders. Our guys were waiting in the wings to spring Dominguez to the finish if Stevic's group was caught," said Len Pettyjohn, Team Director for Toyota-United.
With 1,000 meters to go, Henk Vogels the team captain of Toyota-United led the charge with <a href="http://community.active.com/blogs/maninthearena/2008/02/22/stage-4-one-bad-mothernature" target="_blank">Dominique Rollin</a>, Ivan Dominguez and Hilton Clarke on his wheel to set up the sprint for Dominguez. "Henk put us in a perfect position and took me to 500 meters where I let loose with everything I had to deliver Ivan as close to the finish as possible before he blew past me with 200 meters to go and easily won," said teammate Dominique Rollin.
"With 50 meters to go, I looked under my arm and saw I had the same gap as when I passed everyone earlier and realized then I was the fastest and no one was going to pass me." said Dominguez after the race.
Read more on the Tour de Georgia at Active Expert Bruce Hildenbrand's blog.