GALLERY/SIERRA NEVADA TACKLES BRASSTOWN BALD
Bald Mtn., Georgia (April 23, 2005) - Jackson Stewart and Dominique Perras
of the Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team put in respectable
performances on the very difficult 113-mile stage 5 of the Dodge Tour
de Georgia from Gainseville to the summit of Brasstown Bald Mountain.
Stewart and Perras were Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's only starters today,
and both stayed comfortably in the lead pack until the day's penultimate
climb to Hogpen Gap.
Stewart came off first and would finish 18 minutes behind stage winner
and new overall leader Tom Danielson (Discovery Channel). Stewart's place
on the stage was between 40th and 50th, unofficially.
"I was getting a little dehydrated," he explained, "and
I wanted to ride within myself today since tomorrow is a much better stage
Perras came across the line in 22nd place unofficially, 9'30" behind