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Heber City, Utah (August 9, 2006) - Today's 8.5-mile time trial at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah yielded solid results for the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team, as both Dominique Perras and Jesse Anthony remained within striking distance of a high overall finish.
Jesse crosses the line.
Perras finished 33rd in 17'14", 1'23" behind stage winner and new overall leader Chris Wherry (Toyota-United), while Anthony was 39th in 17'18".
However, both are less than 40 seconds outside the top 10 overall and should move well up in the standings after tomorrow's stage, which finishes with the race's first major climb to nearly 8,900 feet at Mt. Nebo.
"I know I'm not a time trial specialist and I was hoping to limit my losses today," said Perras, who now sits 28th overall. "With the climbs that we'll have tomorrow and Saturday, everything is still up in the air and there will be more than just a few seconds separating the standings."
Now 25th overall, Anthony, who tomorrow will once again start in the King of the Mountains leader's jersey, added, "I'm still in position for a solid overall ride, but tomorrow I'll be making sure that Dom is in good position at the base of the climb, then I'll ride my own pace and hope that I end up near the front."