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Altoona, Penn. (July 31, 2005) - Summing up a Tour de Toona in which the Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team earned nine top-10 stage finishes, wore the KOM jersey on three days, and took fourth place on team G.C., Operations Manager Kurt Stockton said, ¿The team is gelling better and better, and the KOM jersey was a good rallying point. I'm glad we came here to Altoona, and it was a good race for us, all in all.î
As the Tour de Toona drew to a close today with a 30-mile criterium, Kodak
Gallery/Sierra Nevada put all eight riders on the front of the field in
an effort to lead out sprinter Dan Schmatz.
¿We had everyone lined up with 10 to go and we hit the front with 5 to go,î explained Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's Glen Mitchell, ¿but we couldn't hold off Colavita-Sutter Home.î
Although their leadout swept the top three spots in Friday's stage, Colavita-Sutter Home only delivered Jonathan Page to second place today, as Health Net-Maxxis' Greg Henderson surfed the Colavita-Sutter Home train and won the stage.
Schmatz took fourth behind Henderson, Page, and Alejandro Acton (Targetraining), while Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's Jackson Stewart placed seventh.
Until the final few laps, Health Net-Maxxis had protected Scott Moninger's lead with a relentless tempo that dropped about one third of the field.