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Ford Tour de Georgia--A Look at the Time Trial
By Cathy Mehl
Date: 4/14/2006
Ford Tour de Georgia--A Look at the Time Trial

Stage By Stage (continued)

Stage Three, Individual Time Trial, 24.8 miles/39.9 km

Thursday, April 20: Chickamauga, TN to Chattanooga, TN

Start 11:00 a.m.--Finish 11:57 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Stage Three takes the race into the state of Tennessee. This challenging Individual Time Trial will lead the competitors on the winding Nick-A-Jack Road in the northwest corner of Georgia, through the city of Lookout Mountain and onto the Lookout Mountain plateau before dropping into the city of Chattanooga for the spectacular finish along the Tennessee River. The first 110 cyclist in the ITT start at one-minute intervals, with the final 10 riders going off at two-minute intervals.

Photos from Stage 3, 2005, courtesy of Celia Cole

Winner of Stage 3, 2005, Floyd Landis (Phonak)


Chickamauga is a friendly town nestled in the Appalachian foothills in the Northwestern corner of Georgia. Chickamauga is often referred to as the "Mayberry" of Georgia, a moniker the town strives to maintain and encourage. Chickamauga has a rich and turbulent history, from the original Cherokee Indian settlements in the late 1700's to the two-day Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 during the Civil War. Attractions such as Civil War battlefield sites, natural springs, and Lookout Mountain are all located in the area.


Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in Tennessee, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and the redevelopment of its water front. Chattanooga also offers one of the widest varieties of outdoor recreation activities in the country including: rock climbing, mountain biking, hang gliding, caving and whitewater rafting. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, the Creative Discovery Museum, IMAX Theater, Rock City and Ruby Falls bring thousands of people to the area, as do a host of other events, attractions, and festivals.

To view a printable copy of the race log for Stage Three, visit Race log


Visit the official website here: 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia

Take a look back at the stages and the results from 2005 Tour de Georgia website

Links to other DP coverage of the 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia:

Stages One and Two

Team Rosters and Profiles

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