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Tour de Georgia 2004
April 20, 2004 Canada's Gord Fraser won Stage 1 of the six day, seven stage 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Fraser, is known for his sprinting capabilities and fierce competitiveness. Comprised of 82.1 miles, the first stage began and ended in Macon, taking the riders east to Georgia's antebellum capitol, Milledgeville.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Tour de Georgia 2004
April 21, 2004 Italy's Mario Cipollini won Stage 2 of the Dodge Tour de Georgia in a sprint finish. Comprised of 117.9 miles, the second stage began in Thomaston and concluded in Columbus, with more than 4,000 spectators cheering the cyclists at the finish area along Broadway Street.
  Tour de Georgia 2004
  Columbus, Georgia
April 22, 2004 Lance Armstrong, five-time winner of the Tour de France, sprinted for victory in Stage 3 of the Tour de Georgia. The 78.4 mile third stage began in Carrollton and concluded in downtown Rome with three additional circuits of 2.55 miles each.
  Tour de Georgia 2004
April 23, 2004 Jason McCartney (US) captured Stage 5 of the Tour de Georgia with a solo breakaway finish. On the first of two epic mountain stages, McCartney crossed the finish line with a final time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, and 16 seconds.
  Tour de Georgia 2004
April 24, 2004 Cesar Grajales captured Stage 6 of the Tour de Georgia atop the highest point in the state, Brasstown Bald. Comprised of 128.25 miles, the stage began in Athens and concluded after a "hors categorie" 3.5-mile climb up to the Bald with grades over 20%. Grajales' winning time was 5 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds.
  Tour de Georgia 2004
April 25, 2004 Five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (USA), won the General Classification (G.C.) in the Tour de Georgia. Gord Fraser (CAN) captured today's final stage (Stage 7), an 88.4-mile course that finished with a four laps on the streets of Alpharetta
  Tour de Georgia 2004
  Fulton County, Georgia


Stage 1 - Macon, Ga. April 20, 2004

Canada’s Gord Fraser won Stage 1 of the six day, seven stage 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Comprised of 82.1 miles, the first stage was a loop that began and ended in Macon, taking the riders through rolling hills of the central piedmont to Gordon, Milledgeville (Georgia’s antebellum capitol) and Gray.

Stage 2, Thomaston to Columbus

Italy’s Mario Cipollini won Stage 2 in a sprint finish. Comprised of 117.9 miles, the second stage began in Thomaston and visited the west Georgia cities of Shiloh, Warm Springs, Pine Mountain and Hamilton, plus Callaway Gardens. Between Shiloh and Warm Springs racers climbed up to Hines Gap, highest spot in this leg of the the race. The race concluded in Columbus, with more than 4,000 spectators cheering the cyclists at the finish area along Broadway Street.

Stage 3 & 4 - Carrolton to Rome April 22, 2004

Five-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong sprinted for victory in Stage 3 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Comprised of 78.4 miles, the third stage began in Carrollton and visited the cities of Mt. Zion, Tallapoosa, and Cedartown. The Tour de Georgia concluded in downtown Rome with three circuits of 2.55 miles each. Stage 4 comprised time trials in the north Georgia city.

Stage 5 Dalton to Dahlonega April 23, 2004 –

Jason McCartney (USA) captured Stage 5 of the Dodge Tour de Georgia with a solo breakaway finish. On the first of two epic mountain stages, McCartney crossed the finish line with a final time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, and 16 seconds, just 53 seconds ahead of the chase group.

In the toughest segment of the race, Dalton, Chatsworth, Ellijay, and Suches all saw the excitement of world-class bicycle racing before the Tour de Georgia finished up in the north-central gold rush town of Dahlonega.

Stage 6 - Hiawassee/Young Harris April 24, 2004

Cesar Grajales captured Stage 6 of the 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia at the top of Brasstown Bald, highest point in Georgia. Comprised of 128.25 miles, the stage began in Athens and passed through Jefferson, Gainesville, and Cleveland concluding after a “hors categorie” 3.5-mile climb up the Bald with grades over 20%. Grajales’ winning time was 5 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds.

Stage 7 - Dawsonville to Alpharetta, April 25, 2004
Five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (USA) won the General Classification (G.C.) in the second annual Dodge Tour de Georgia today. Armstrong walked away with the title after spending four days defending the yellow Dodge Race Leader jersey. Gord Fraser (CAN) captured today’s final stage (Stage 7), an 88.4-mile course that finished at Northpoint Mall after four laps on the streets of Alpharetta.




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