SAVANNAH, Ga. — Ivan Dominguez of Cuba has won the first stage of the Tour de Georgia, sprinting across the finish line a tenth of a second ahead of a crowded peloton.
Dominguez of the Toyota-United team finised the 71.8-mile stage from Tybee Island to Savannah in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 18.2 seconds. Nicholas Sanderson of Australia was second, followed by Robert Forster of Germany. Both finished 0.1 seconds behind the leader.
The 592-mile race beginning on the coastal Georgia beaches moves to its second stage Tuesday from Statesboro to Augusta. It finishes Sunday with a circuit race in Atlanta.