Category Archive: Tour de Georgia

Haedo wins Stage 2; Dominguez holds yellow in Tour de Georgia

You could probably guess that if Argentine sprinter J.J. Haedo was signed up for the Tour de Georgia, he wouldn't be quiet for long.

We heard from the Team CSC speedster at the close of Stage 2 on Tuesday, when he missed a crash on the final turn in Augusta and passed an isolated Ivan Dominguez to capture his sixth win of the season.

Monday's winner Dominguez (Toyota-United) hung on to finish in third place, after Team High Road's Greg Henderson, and retain the yellow jersey for another day as overall race leader …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/22/haedo-wins-stage-2-dominguez-holds-yellow-in-tour-de-georgia/

Ivan Dominguez rockets to victory at Tour de Georgia

Cuban cyclist Ivan Dominguez won Stage 1 of the Tour de Georgia in a bunch sprint on Monday.

While Rock Racing, High Road and Gerolsteiner battled for position at the front of the peloton, the “Cuban Missile” slipped past their sprinters and rocketed across the finish line.

Jelly Belly's Nicholas Sanderson and Gerolsteiner's Robert Forster finished second and third on the 70-mile stage from Tybee Island to Savannah…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/21/ivan-dominguez-rockets-to-victory-at-tour-de-georgia/

Tour de Georgia: Stage 1 and links to watch

It appears that the scheduled 10:30 a.m. (ET) start time for Stage 1 of the 2008 Tour de Georgia is slightly exaggerated. Based on Adobe Tour Tracker, the race started at 10:50 a.m.

The Adobe Tour Tracker fired up at 10:39 with its first live post from VeloNews. Live video streaming on the media player at WCSN.com (follow the “watch now” link on the WCSN Tour de Georgia broadcast schedule page) is available. CyclingNews also offering live play-by-play ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/21/tour-de-georgia-stage-1-and-links-to-watch/

Watching the 2008 Tour de Georgia

There appears to be several opportunities to follow the action from the Tour de Georgia from your home or office when the bike race rolls out this coming Monday through Sunday.

Live video streaming to your computer is being offered for free through World Championship Sports Network WCSN.com. Go to the broadcast schedule page at WCSN and follow the link to “Watch Now” (you might have to register). Also check the “Live Video” page at Tour de Georgia.

Also, it looks like the Adobe Tour Tracker will be back to offer live GPS streaming of riders in the peloton, as well as a course profile, play-by-play from VeloNews and a chatroom …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/18/watching-the-2008-tour-de-georgia/

All-star cast for 2008 Tour de Georgia

This is an interesting line-up for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, which gets underway Monday on Tybee Island.

We have international stars, home-grown favorites, accused dopers, and two former winners, although last year's champion Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) is not on the roster for Astana.

I'm sure all that talent will be more alert in the early stages this year. If you remember, all the favorites were out of contention by the end of Stage 3 when a breakaway of 13 young riders attacked and beat the peloton by nearly 30 minutes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/18/all-star-cast-for-2008-tour-de-georgia/

Savannah offers bike rides for Tour de Georgia

Savannah plans to roll with the crowd when the 2008 Tour de Georgia bike race starts in nearby Tybee Island on Monday.

The historic old city is the site of bicycling events that aim to get Savannah residents out on two wheels this weekend. 

Two bike rides — the Savannah Wheelie on Saturday and the Ride for Research on Sunday — are suited for recreational riders. The Saturday ride is free, and the next 100 to register for the Sunday ride also will get to ride free…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/17/savannah-offers-bike-rides-for-tour-de-georgia/

There is room at the Tour de Georgia for Rock Racing

(Updated: Rock Racing is in the 2008 Tour de Georgia.)

Saunier Duval-Scott's loss is Rock Racing's gain.

A series of early-season injuries has prompted Spain's Saunier Duval-Scott pro cycling team to opt out of the 2008 Tour de Georgia that rolls from Monday through April 21.

The decision meant Tour de Georgia organizer Medalist Sport reconsidered Rock Racing for that final spot, even as the two were in Georgia Superior Court where the Continental cycling team has filed an injunction to get into the race …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/04/16/there-is-room-at-the-tour-de-georgia-for-rock-racing/

First Chinese cycling team to race in US at Tour de Georgia; all teams announced

The upcoming Tour de Georgia (April 21 – 27) will host a pro cycling team from China, marking the first time a Chinese cycling team has competed in the US.

Although it's the first licensed Chinese pro cycling team, the GE Marco Polo Cycling Team presented by Trek has cyclists from 5 countries.

Fifteen teams are racing in the 600-mile Tour. The entire list:

Astana Cycling Team (Luxembourg)
Saunier Duval-Scott (Spain)
Team CSC (Denmark)
Team High Road (USA)
Team Gerolsteiner (Germany)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Slipstream/Chipotle presented by H30 (USA)
Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)
Health Net presented by Maxxis (USA)
Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)
Jittery Joe’s Professional Cycling Team (USA)
Symmetrics Cycling Team (Canada)
Team Type 1 (USA)
Toyota-United Professional Cycling Team (USA)
GE/Marco Polo Cycling Team presented by Trek (China) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/03/19/first-chinese-cycling-team-to-race-in-us-at-tour-de-georgia-all-teams-announced/

2008 Tour de Georgia dials up presenting sponsor — AT&T

Hold the phone! A couple of months after T-Mobile hangs up on cycling, AT&T increases its presence in the sport.

The giant communications company has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 6th annual Tour de Georgia, which runs from April 21-27. That's peachy because the race didn't have a major sponsor last year and was in danger of being cancelled.

What's ironic is that another communications industry player, T-Mobile, ended its sponsorship of a pro cycling team at the end of the season because of bad publicity involving team members and doping…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2008/01/24/2008-tour-de-georgia-dials-up-presenting-sponsor-att/

2008 Tour de Georgia host cities announced

Organizers revealed the general bike race route for the 2008 Tour de Georgia on Wednesday morning, and it features some new real estate as well as some old favorites.

Five new towns will be among the 12 host cities to participate as the Tour enters its sixth year. The race features a return to ever-popular Brasstown Bald (at 4,784 feet the highest peak in Georgia) on the next to last stage.

The race, which runs from April 21-27, 2008, begins on Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. Other host cities are Savannah, Statesboro, Augusta, Washington, Gainesville, Braselton, Suwanee, Dahlonega, Blairsville, Brasstown Bald and Atlanta…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2007/12/05/2008-tour-de-georgia-host-cities-announced/

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