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2005 Tour de Georgia
April 19, 2005 Tom Danielson wins the Dodge Tour de Georgia
April 24, 2005
  2005 Tour de Georgia

Stage 1 Augusta to Macon

Following the low rolling hills from Augusta to Macon, stage 1 of the Tour de Georgia featured a single leader for some 91 miles who ended up in 112th place. Dan Bowman, a student at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, led the race through most of the event only to be bypassed by Robert Hunter of Phonak Hearing Systems, who won the stage. A time of 5 hours, 47 minutes, 52 seconds gave Hunter the yellow jersey of the leader

Stage 2 Fayetteville to Rome

Austria's Peter Wrolich won Stage II of the Tour de Georgia in 4 hours, 46 minutes, 29 seconds, taking the yellow leader's jersey from Robert Hunter. Lance Armstrong, who did not do well the first day finished third

Stage 3 Rome

The individual time trials stage of the Tour de Georgia was won by Floyd Landis (USA) of Phonak with a winning time of 39.58.09. Landis will wear the yellow jersey going into stage 4 of the race.

Stage 4 Dalton to Dahlonega

The fourth stage of the Tour de Georgia was racked by bad weather just as the cyclists began the KOM competition at Woody Gap. Wind, rain, hail and lightning combined to make Stage 4 a dangerous proposition in the North Georgia mountains, but leader Floyd Landis held on to the yellow leader jersey. Team CSC’s Brian Vandborg (Denmark) won the stage posting a time of 5.33’02”. Discovery Channel’s Lance Armstrong finished seventh, eight seconds back, ending the day at eight overall.

Stage 5 Gainesville to Brasstown Bald

American Tom Danielson, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team battled an unusual April snow and 20% grades to win stage 5 and take the yellow leader jersey at the top of Georgia's highest mountain, Brasstown Bald. Less than a minute behind Danielson was fellow team member Lance Armstrong, who finished 3rd overall. Armstrong had made a late surge, but was unable to take the lead as he climb the grueling road to the mountaintop.

Stage 6 Blairsville to Alpharetta

Gord Frazer won Stage 6, but Tom Danielson won the overall event. Crowd favorite Lance Armstrong followed the unwritten rule of bicycle racing and played a supporting role to help teammate Damielson win the event. He finished in 22nd place for the stage and 5th overall in the event.

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