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Toyota-United heads to Austin

By:
Gregor Brown and Bjorn Haake
Published:
June 15, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:28 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for June 15, 2007

Team Toyota-United will participate this Saturday in the Austin Downtown Criterium, the fourth race...

Team Toyota-United will participate this Saturday in the Austin Downtown Criterium, the fourth race of the USA CRITS Series.

Toyota-United's lineup for the 70-minute race consists of Serbian national champion Ivan Stevic, Australian Tour de France veteran Henk Vogels, former Mexican national champion Jose Manuel "Chepe" Garcia and former Australian Under 19 national champion Sean Sullivan.

Stevic scored one of the team's most impressive wins this year on Stage 2 of the Tour de Georgia when he soloed over the top of Clocktower Hill in Rome, Georgia., to notch the only victory by a domestic team at the race. He narrowly lost the sprint to Rashaan Bahati (Rock & Republic Cycling Team) in the USA CRIT Series at Arlington, Virginia. on June 2.

Toyota-United, only in its second season as a professional cycling team, has been ranked either first or second all season in the National Race Calendar team standings and has so far has gain 21 wins this season. Vogels just finished 13th in Philadelphia, even though he was delayed by a crash close to the finish line.

"It's frustrating when you ride six hours and everything comes unglued in the last kilometre," Sullivan said about the end to the 156-mile (251 km) race that was won by former Toyota-United rider Juan Jose Haedo.

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