Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Race is On in Georgia

The 2007 Tour de Georgia may not have a major sponsor, but the April 16-22 seven-stage race will have some major names: George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Tyler Hamilton

Hincapie, the USA Cycling pro road champ, ordinarily would be targeting the European spring classics. But having broken a wrist in the Tour of California, he switched his priorities and will use the Georgia race as the beginning of his Tour de France preparation.

Leipheimer, winner of February's Amgen Tour of California, last raced Georgia in 2005, finishing second.

For Hamilton, Georgia marks his return to top-level U.S. racing after a two-year doping suspension. He now rides for Tinkoff Credit System.

Fifteen teams have accepted invitations to race in the 667-mile event, including ProTour teams CSC, Discovery Channel, Saunier Duval-Prodir, Quick Step-Innergetic and Predictor-Lotto.

2 comments:

Sportingo said...

Greetings,

I would like to speak with you and your team about publishing some of your future articles on cycling.

Cheers,
michelle@sportingo.com

Granny's 30 said...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Race is On in Georgia

The 2007 Tour de Georgia may not have a major sponsor, but the April 16-22 seven-stage race will have some major names: George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Tyler Hamilton

Hincapie, the USA Cycling pro road champ, ordinarily would be targeting the European spring classics. But having broken a wrist in the Tour of California, he switched his priorities and will use the Georgia race as the beginning of his Tour de France preparation.

Leipheimer, winner of February's Amgen Tour of California, last raced Georgia in 2005, finishing second.

For Hamilton, Georgia marks his return to top-level U.S. racing after a two-year doping suspension. He now rides for Tinkoff Credit System.

Fifteen teams have accepted invitations to race in the 667-mile event, including ProTour teams CSC, Discovery Channel, Saunier Duval-Prodir, Quick Step-Innergetic and Predictor-Lotto.

2 comments:

Sportingo said...

Greetings,

I would like to speak with you and your team about publishing some of your future articles on cycling.

Cheers,
michelle@sportingo.com

Granny's 30 said...

michelle, shoot me off an email, click on Granny's 30 profile.