Discovery's Brajkovic the overall winner

After a week and 667-miles of racing, 23-year-old Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team maintained a 12-second advantage in the General Classification for the final three days and won the 2007 Tour de Georgia. Second place in the G.C. was won by American Christian VandeVelde of Team CSC, and Spain’s David Canada Gracia of Prodir-Saunier Duval finished third overall.

Photo finish at end of stage six

Top sprinters “Fast” Freddy Rodriguez (USA) of Predictor-Lotto
and Juan Jose Haedo (ARG) of Team CSC led the 108-man field sprint for a thrilling photo finish at Stone Mountain Park today. Rodriguez nosed past Haedo for his fourth Tour de Georgia

PTC wins Community Challenge

Peachtree City won the Community Challenge of the BriarRose Grand Peloton cancer fund raiser for the Georgia Cancer Coalition.

Leipheimer wins second consecutive stage

With less than two miles to the top of Brasstown Bald Mountain, American Levi Leipheimer of Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team made his move past a group of four riders to capture Stage Five of the 2007 Tour de Georgia. The victory, in a time of 4.33’33”, is Leipheimer’s second straight at the Tour de Georgia.

Connector ramp closures scheduled Sunday for Tour de Georgia

As Tour de Georgia cyclists race through the streets of Atlanta toward the finish Sunday, motorists on the downtown connector may need to seek alternative routes around two interstate ramps that will be closed for the event.

Discovery's Leipheimer wins time trial

American Levi Leipheimer mastered the uphill Individual Time Trial of the 2007 Tour de Georgia for a second stage victory for his Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team. Leipheimer outdistanced American David Zabriskie of Team CSC by 41 seconds; Zabriskie finished improved from third place in last year’s ITT to second. Australian Nathan O’Neill of Health Net presented by Maxxis finished third in the stage at 1’18” back.

Discovery rider wins stage three

Belgian rider Giani Meersman of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team used fresh legs to sprint pass a group of eight riders with 700 meters to go to win Stage Three of the 2007 Tour de Georgia. David Canada Gracia (Spain) of Prodir-Saunier Duval finished second and Meersman’s teammate Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) finished third in the stage.

Stevic wins stage two, Contrini still in the overall lead

Ivan Stevic of the Toyota-United Pro Cycling team burst away from a pack of 80 riders up the 20 percent grade of Clocktower Hill and hung on the final 800 meters for a Stage Two victory at the 2007 Tour de Georgia. Top sprinters Juan Jose Haedo (Argentina) of Team CSC finished second and American Fred Rodriguez of Predictor-Lotto finished third in the stage, two seconds behind the winner.

Tinkoff's Contrini wins stage one

Daniele Contrini (Italy) of Tinkoff Credit Systems broke away from four riders with about seven miles remaining to win the first stage of the 2007 Tour de Georgia, one of North America’s top cycling events.

VIDEO Tour de Georgia gets off to a great start

The area around City Hall in Peachtree City was filled with cyclists, vendors, fans and more on Monday. Watch our video/slideshow of today's event.

Racers pass the crowd

The race begins

The racers pass the crowd at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway during today's Tour De Georgia.

VIDEO Tour de Georgia press conference welcomes cyclists to town

The 2007 Tour de Georgia kicked off with a press conference on Saturday afternoon. Chris Aronhalt of Medalist Sports and Mayor Harold Logsdon made some introductory remarks.

A very big deal

The 2007 Tour de Georgia kicks off in Peachtree City this year and, whether you are a cycling fan or not, that is just awesome.

Road closings for race day

Stage One (Peachtree City to Macon) of the 2007 Tour de Georgia will be held on Monday, April 16.

The race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at the Peachtree City Municipal Plaza (City Hall/Library) and wind its way over 16 miles through Peachtree City, portions of unincorporated Fayette County and Brooks. The estimated travel time for the entire Fayette County portion of the race is approximately forty (40) minutes.

Plenty to do before and after the race

Autograph Alley If you’re heading to the starting line on Monday, be sure to go to Autograph Alley, meet the riders and get some souvenirs signed. Photo/Emily Baldwin.

Founders of Medalist Sports excited to start this year’s race close to home

In a very unassuming building on Senoia Rd. in Tyrone Ga., the staff of Medalist Sports build cycling events. Not only have they put together events such as the Tour Du Pont and the Tour de Georgia, but they also work with the USA Cycling Pro Championships, and have established the Tour of California and the Tour of Missouri.

Race comes back, goes through Newnan on Tuesday, events planned

The Tour de Georgia, America’s premier cycling event, will visit Newnan on Tuesday, Apr. 17. Newnan has been named as a Sprint Line city, which is a “race within the race.” The actual sprint line will be located in front of the Coweta County Justice Center on Greenville Street.

Solomon to help roll out ‘Red Carpet’ for Tour de Georgia

Savannah Solomon and Tour de Georgia Savannah Solomon, far right, founder of Red Carpet Day events and Heart of Passion, Inc. will be the official starter for Stage 1 of the 2007 Tour de Georgia. She is pictured making a televised appearance at a Red Carpet Day event at Six Flags. Photo/Special.

Keep your eyes on these guys

Danny Pate Danny Pate

There are 15 teams and eight riders per team in this year’s edition of the Tour de Georgia. How do you get your head around 120 cyclists and know who some of the contenders and cyclists to watch are, you ask Kevin Livingston, a consultant for Medalist Sports and a former professional cyclist himself. Livingston was Lance Armstrong’s main mountain lieutenant in Armstrong’s first two Tour de France wins in 1999 and 2000.

Registration still open for BriarRose Grand Peleton

Lee McCoy

As part of the 2006 Tour de Georgia, 164 amateur cyclists completed the Inaugural BriarRose Grand Peloton, raising $51,700 for the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Riding the same 25-mile route as the professionals, these men and women from 11 different states took a more leisurely pace to the finish line, but the impression they made coming across that line made just as big a statement. For participants in the BriarRose Grand Peloton, who traveled from as far away as California, Colorado, and Michigan, the bicycle ride from Cumming was all about defeating cancer.

Cheatham to sing national anthem at Stage 1 start

Calvin Cheatham

A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel will be singing the national anthem prior to the start of the 2007 Tour de Georgia.

Emory Healthcare volunteer team to provide support to Tour de Georgia

For the third straight year, Emory Healthcare has been named the official health care provider for the Tour de Georgia. Each year world-class athletes descend on Georgia for one of the world’s premier cycling events, and this year they will again be joined by Emory’s world-class physicians and nurses providing health care to the participants.

Comcast a top local sponsor for first stage of 2007 Tour de Georgia

As Fayette County prepares to roll out the welcome mat for the 2007 Tour de Georgia, the Peachtree City Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce that Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of cable entertainment and communications products and services, has been named one of the top local sponsors for the Stage One Overall Start of the 2007 Tour de Georgia.

Georgia based team hoping to brew up some local excitement during 2007 race

Jittery Joe's team

Everyday Fuel. That’s the tagline of Athens-based coffee franchise Jittery Joe’s, which hopes that customers will see its brand as energetic, active and the key ingredient to get them through their day. Though the association of “fuel” with coffee may be an easy one to make, what many people may not be aware of is a sport that Jittery Joe’s has been “fueling” for over 5 years now, that connotes endurance, energy and vigor – professional cycling.

26 minutes of racing through the county

26 minutes of racing through the county

Pictured is the map that shows the Tour’s route through Peachtree City on Monday.

Bicyclists will rule the roads next Monday

Tour De Georgia’s first stage — Peachtree City to Macon — will bring brief rolling road closures to ensure safety

ATLANTA – The 2007 edition of the exciting Tour De Georgia, North America’s premier cycling race, begins Monday, April 16, with the day’s “first stage” taking the competitors 96.7 miles from Peachtree City to Macon.

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