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Georgia Gran Prix Announced
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Date: 2/20/2009
Georgia Gran Prix Announced

Georgia Gran Prix Announced
Five Races Added to Historic Roswell & Athens Twilight Criteriums 25 race Series Schedule. Series kicks off on February 28th in Winder, Georgia

Georgia Cycling Gran Prix Adds Five More Days of Racing
Historic Roswell Criterium, Georgia State Road Race, and Cumming Classic all in the mix

The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, a few weeks away from its inaugural season, is pleased to announce the inclusion of three more events to create a twelve-race series, which includes 25 total days of racing.

New to the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, albeit well-known to the region's cyclist, is the Historic Roswell Criterium, which will be held April 26, 2009, the Sunday after the Athens Twilight Criterium. One day of racing for the best criterium riders in the region will surely add excitement to the overall points chase.

Team Cycleworks presented by HDR will be hosting the State Road Race Championship Weekend on May 16th and 17th. The increasingly popular Cherokee County Road Race course, with all its' twists, turns, ups and downs, will help select the 2009 State Champions on Saturday May 16, 2009. The weekend then moves to John's Creek for some exciting criterium action. Over $6000 in payouts and prizes for the weekend should make these events a priority on any racer's calendar.

The Cumming Classic presented by Reality Bikes is not new to the Georgia racing scene. Held on the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, the Cumming Classic presented by Reality Bikes will feature a time trial, road race, and circuit race. Saturday will have the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix hopefuls racing against the clock and each other to gain the last points of the season going in to the Finale Weekend, while Sunday will feature the circuit race.

The first race of the season, the TopView Cycling Classic, kicks off on February 28 and will feature two road races. Please note the courses have flip-flopped days!! Day one is a familiar course to those who participated in the 2008 Cycling for Parkinsons Weekend. This seven-mile loop will make for a spectacular course as it winds through the hilly back roads of Dacula, Georgia. Day two takes place in Barrow County, featuring a rolling 7.1 mile loop in Winder, Georgia. This course will be a great start to the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix and your 2009 season.

The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix is excited to bring racers in the region great venues, fast results reporting, friendly registration staff, and most importantly, fun and safe racing. Other features of the Series include an overall points competition and prize money and an end-of-season awards banquet to recognize the winners of each category.

Georgia Cycling Gran Prix Race Schedule
TopView Cycling Classic 2/28/2009 - 3/01/2009 Winder, GA
Regions Bank Race Weekend 3/07/2009 - 3/08/2009 Albany, GA
Athens Twilight Criterium 4/25/2009 Athens, GA
Historic Roswell Criterium 4/26/2009 Roswell, GA
Global BMW Sandy Springs Cycling Classic 5/03/2009 Sandy Springs, GA
Team Cycleworks p/b HDR State Road Race 5/16/2009 - 5/17/2009 Cherokee County, GA
Tour Dahlonega 5/30/2009 - 5/31/2009 Dahlonega, GA
Low Country Classic 6/06/2009 - 6/07/2009 Beaufort, SC**
Cycle for Parkinsons 6/27/2009 - 6/28/2009 Dacula and Lawrenceville, GA
Gwinnett Bike Fest 7/21/2009 - 7/26/2009 Various Locations, GA
Cumming Classic p/b Reality Bikes 8/01/2009 - 8/02/2009 Cumming, GA
Summer Finale Weekend 8/29/2009 - 8/30/2009 Lawrenceville and Loganville, GA

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About the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix - The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix is a series of first-class bicycle races produced primarily in the state of Georgia. These races bring provide great venues, fast results reporting, friendly registration staff, and most importantly, fun and safe racing. Anchored by the 30th Annual Athens Twilight Criterium and the third annual Gwinnett Bike fest, the GCGP is excited to combine these great events into a solid racing series. There will be an overall points competition and overall prize money, with an awards reception at the conclusion of the series to recognize the winners of each category.

About Gwinnett Sports Commission - The Gwinnett Sports Commission's mission is to foster exonomic development through coordinating and developing Gwinnett's role as a leading site for sports events involving youth, collegiate, amateur, and professional organizations.

About - Swagger has more than 60 years of combined experience as a sports-marketing and event-management organization. The nation's leading producer in criterium racing, Swagger currently produces 40 criterium events, including America's premier criterium, the Athens Twilight Criterium. Swagger also provides a wide range of services and equipment that allows race promoters, race directors, and sponsors to pick and choose which services and what equipment they need in order to best suit the specific needs of their event.

About TopView Sports - TopView Sports is a Sports Management Company, specializing in the planning, marketing, and operations of cycling related products and services. Our professional team has the capacity, experience, and resources to manage best-in-class cycling assets and resources. Our vision is to bring communities, families, and participants together by promoting cycling with passion as a lifestyle. Our mission is to create best-in-class competitive and recreational cycling products and services for professional, amateur, and family participants. Our values are faith, family, community and excellence.

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