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2007 Tour de Georgia
2006-2007 UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates April 16 – April 22
Stages 7
Distance 1,058.8 km (657.9 mi)
Winning time 25h 26' 33" (41.6232 km/h/25.8635 mph)
Palmarès
Winner Slovenia Janez Brajkovič (Discovery Channel)
Second United States Christian Vandevelde (Team CSC)
Third Spain David Cañada (Saunier Duval-Prodir)

Points Argentina Juan José Haedo (Team CSC)
Mountains Canada Ryder Hesjedal (Health Net)
Youth Slovenia Janez Brajkovič (Discovery Channel)
Team Discovery Channel

The 2007 Tour de Georgia was a seven-stage professional bicycle race held from April 16 through April 22, 2007 across the state of Georgia and into Tennessee. The race was part of the 2007 USA Cycling Pro Tour. The race is also the highest ranked event of the 2006-2007 UCI America Tour.

The 2007 race began in Peachtree City, and crossed parts of north Georgia, including climbing stages that went to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and Brasstown Bald, the highest point of elevation in Georgia. The final stage was a circuit in the streets of Atlanta, and ended at Centennial Olympic Park.

Both Ford and Dodge have served as title sponsors in past years. The 2007 Tour was sponsored by AT&T, ending a long and desperate search for funds.

Contents

Stages

Stage Route Distance Type Date Stage Winner Team Race Leader
1 Peachtree City - Macon 153km
95.1 miles
Flat stage April 16 Italy Daniele Contrini Italy Tinkoff Credit Systems Italy Daniele Contrini
2 Thomaston - Rome 217.2km
134.8 miles
Flat stage April 17 Serbia and Montenegro Ivan Stevic United States Toyota-United Italy Daniele Contrini
3 Rome - Chattanooga 190.2km
118.2 miles
Flat stage April 18 Belgium Gianni Meersman United States Discovery Channel Spain David Cañada
4 Chickamauga -
Lookout Mountain
30.4km
18.9 miles
Mountain ITT April 19 United States Levi Leipheimer United States Discovery Channel Slovenia Janez Brajkovič
5 Dalton - Brasstown Bald 172.1km
106.9 miles
Mountain stage April 20 United States Levi Leipheimer United States Discovery Channel Slovenia Janez Brajkovič
6 Lake Lanier Islands -
Stone Mountain Park
182.9km
113.6 miles
Flat stage April 21 United States Fred Rodriguez Belgium Predictor-Lotto Slovenia Janez Brajkovič
7 Atlanta 123.9km
77 miles
Circuit stage April 22 Argentina Juan José Haedo Denmark Team CSC Slovenia Janez Brajkovič
Overall Slovenia Janez Brajkovič

Final standings

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General classification

Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Janez Brajkovič  Slovenia Discovery Channel
Pro Cycling Team
25h 26' 33"
2 Christian Vandevelde  United States Team CSC + 0'12"
3 David Cañada  Spain Saunier Duval-Prodir +3'04"
4 Rubens Bertogliati  Switzerland Saunier Duval-Prodir +3'06"
5 Kevin Seeldraeyers  Belgium Quick Step-Innergetic +4'22"
6 Scott Nydam  United States BMC Racing Team +5'35"
7 Jeff Louder  United States Health Net - Maxxis +6'00"
8 Timothy Johnson  United States Health Net - Maxxis +6'59"
9 Lucas Euser  United States Team Slipstream +10'08"
10 Ivan Santaromita  Switzerland Quick Step-Innergetic +12'15"

Mountains classification

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Ryder Hesjedal  Canada Health Net - Maxxis 18
2 Anthony Colby  United States Colavita/Sutter Home 15
3 Levi Leipheimer  United States Discovery Channel 12

Points classification

Also known as the Sprint classification.
Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Juan José Haedo  Argentina Team CSC 41
2 Fred Rodriguez  United States Predictor-Lotto 37
3 Sergey Lagutin  Uzbekistan Navigators Insurance
Cycling Team
26

Team classification

Team Country Time
1 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team  United States 76h 41'52"
2 Health Net - Maxxis  United States +8' 42"
3 Saunier Duval-Prodir  Spain +10'42"

References




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