April 25, 2004
Fraser takes Stage 7; Armstrong wins Tour de Georgia
Lance Armstrong wrapped up the second annual Tour de Georgia Sunday, as the sprinters' teams controlled the pace, and HealthNet's Gord Fraser took his second stage win of the Tour, ahead of Juan José Haedo from Colavito and Mario Cipollini of Domina Vacanze.
Fraser secured the overall sprint jersey by taking first at both intermediate sprints and on the finish line today. Jason McCartney (also of HealthNet-Maxxis) won the King of the Mountains jersey based on his epic ride on Stage 5. Kevin Bouchard-Hall of the TIAA-CREF/USA Cycling team won the under-23 jersey. As they seem to just about everywhere, CSC won the overall team classification.
Mario Cipollini, who appeared to be set up for the sprint today and finished 3rd, didn't show for the presentation, and was fined 200 Swiss francs and his day's winnings for it. Domina Vacanze representatives said Super Mario didn't realize he had finished 3rd, and therefore didn't think he needed to make the presentation.
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