Tour de Georgia officials have confirmed that the Dodge Tour de Georgia will go ahead in 2004. The USA's top stage race will be run between April 20-25, with proceeds benefiting the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Confirmation of the race course and a list of the international teams that will take part in the event will be announced in early February.
"We are extremely pleased to renew Dodge as the title sponsor and to continue building the prestige and global scope of the Dodge Tour de Georgia," said John Rice, Chairman of the Georgia Partnership for Economic Development (GPED) that owns and operates the Tour. "With the corporate support and proven expertise from Dodge, we are assured of making the 2004 event bigger and better than ever."
In April 2003, the inaugural event involved 18 elite teams, with 144 riders from 17 countries, who competed over 613 miles (1000 km) across Georgia for over $US100,000 in prizes. Over 250,000 spectators watched the race and enjoyed a variety of community events across 53 counties.
For more information, see: www.tourdegeorgia.com.
There was talk of Lance Armstrong entering, however I have always thougt it was simply rumor to attract sponsorship. If the stages fit his training regime at that particular time then he may attend.
I hope the Prologue is in Savannah again!!!