Tour of Connecticut, 16-23 May 2004

From the land of many steeples.

The Torrington Stage
 
Mark McCormack takes the leader's jersey with the stage 1 win.
Shawn Milne will take second for another strong performance.
Mark Walters, third.
Dominique Perras (Team Ofoto) and Todd Herriott (Colavita) maintain their lead through the brutal climbs.
On the podium.
Mike Jones (Health Net) bridges the gap in the latter stages of the hills for the three-some that heads into the closing Torrington laps.
Marty Nothstein will take the sprinter's jersey.
Stu Gillespie takes the best young rider award through stage 1.
Dominique Perras scoops up the Polka Dotted Jersey,
and Todd Herriott gets a load of a variety of points.
Shawn knows who to Mark.
 
Holing it through a covered bridge that crosses the Housatonic.
Fiordifrutta/WheelWorks/Cannondale dragged the field for a great part of the race.
 
 
 
 
The New Haven Stage
 
The buildings about the early laps.
Again...
and again.
Ivan Dominguez celebrates his victory.
Mark McCormack maintained his leader's jersey...
as did Shawn Milne for top amateur.
Pan action.
Again.
 
The Waterbury Stage
 
Movin' at the beginning of lap 2.
The Yeshiva Gedolah students brought animation and life to the course.
Jeff Louder, in the break, would eventually take the photo finish win.
Stu Gillespie rode aggressively and well to keep the top young rider's white jersey.
Dominique Perras never relinquished his polka dots.
Danny Pate seems to be surrounded by the Colavita contingent.
A Horner sandwich, with Healthnet ... hey that's Marianne's great B&B on the course (www.houseonthehill.biz , I think).
Moving up.
Moving down.
For the finish, looks like Will Frischkorn lets up as Chris Wherry and Jeff Louder finish the duking (Louder takes it).
JRs: Scott Jackson enroute to a convincing win.
JRs: Kirk Carlson rolls in for second.
JRs: Jeff Buckles will round out the top three.
JRs: Fearless Peerless Mike Wickman exhausts a burner out on a break with the eventual winner.
 
 
 
 
The Danbury Stage
 
This should be relabeled as the Horner Stage.
As slick as olive oil, Colavita's Mark McCormack smoothly maintained the yellow jersey and overall win.
The peloton in the early going, before the heat of the action.
The Colavita lead peloton.
The peloton spans the road.
It was good to see Tim Johnson back on home turf.
Chris Horner in the corner, biding his time for the win.
Sprinter Ivan Dominguez showing no strain in the hills.
It was not to be Vasili Davidenko's third win in Danbury.
Jason Baer-ing his teeth.
Larry Perera.
 
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