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Reviving the Tour of Georgia

One of the premier races in the United States, the Tour de Georgia ran from 2003-2008 and was a challenging tune-up race for riders eager for mountain training before the Tour de France. This May 14th you can test yourself on the same climbs in the Giordana Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo

Reviving the Tour of GeorgiaThe six stage Tour de Georgia took riders over 600 miles in six days. The race quickly generated international attention when the U.S. Postal Service cycling team began using it as part of Lance Armstrong's preparation for the Tour de France. Three riders rode the race before their disputed tour victories. Lance Armstrong in 2004, 2005 and Floyd Landis in 2006.

The Tour de Georgia boosted tourism in Georgia providing 2.3 million visitors and a $26 million economic impact between 2003 and 2006. The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was the race's official beneficiary.

The race was usually contested on the rolling hills of the Georgia Piedmont, with riders competing for stage wins, and staying close on time for the first few days of the race.  Then, the steep North Georgia mountains broke up the pack and often determined the final winner.

This May 14th you can ride the same road and climbs in the Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. Unicoi Gap, Hog Pen Gap, and Jacks Gap, the critical pitch up Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak, are all included in the Giordana Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo.

Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo riders compete for best times through highlighted sections of the course.  Electronic timing chips keep track of each rider’s times through the highlighted sections.  There is a distance for every level of challenge. The Gran Fondo is 108 milles and has four timed climbs, including Glassy Mountain, Unicoi Gap, Hog Pen Gap and Cigarette Hills.  The Medio is 69 miles and includes 2 climbs, Glassy Mountain and Cigarette Hill. The Piccolo is 33 miles and features the single Glassy Mountain climb.

Fully Supported 

Fully-stocked stations on all routes keep riders fed and hydrated.  Every rider receives a complimentary event T-shirt, a Goody Bag with various swag items, and a chance to win great prizes in the raffle after the event.  Gran Fondo finishers earn a medal.  Age category winners in each distance earn prizes.  And of course, top overall winners win cash and prizes. 

Registration is still open, so enter to secure a place on this epic challenge across north Georgia's Appalachian Mountains - www.gfncs.com

 

You can check out details of the timed climbs in our Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo timed climbs, article.

Reviving the Tour of Georgia

 
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