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Ford Tour de Georgia 2006--A Look at Stage Six
 
By Cathy Mehl
Date: 4/17/2006
Ford Tour de Georgia 2006--A Look at Stage Six
 
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Stage by Stage :   the Finale

Stage Six, 118.2 miles/190.2 km

Sunday, April 23:  Cumming, GA to Alpharetta, GA

Start:  12:30 pm--Finish: 4:47-5:29 pm

Last year's final stage had Discovery's Tom Danielson hanging on to the yellow jersey by a mere four seconds, but with a strong team supporting him, Danielson rode to victory ahead of fellow American's Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) and Floyd Landis (Phonak).  The fast-paced circuits in Alpharetta made for a thrilling bunch sprint that saw a one-two finish from teammates Gord Fraser and Greg Henderson (Health Net Maxxis).  With sprint points still available on this final stage, the Maxxis jersey could still be up for grabs as the peloton rolls in to Alpharetta.

 

Stage Six, 2006, photos courtesy of Celia Cole

Winner of Stage Six, 2005, Gord Fraser (Health Net Maxxis)

De'part

Cumming/Forsyth County is just 35 miles north of downtown Atlanta. It is an area known for its impressive landscape stretching from the banks of the Chattahoochee River, up the shoreline of beautiful Lake Lanier, to the foothills of the scenic North Georgia Mountains. Whether it's golfing, boating, horse back riding, mountain biking, or events at the Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming/Forsyth County has got it all. Thanks to the temperate weather, a beautiful outdoor setting, and breathtaking natural resources such as rivers, lakes, and plentiful woods and parks, the water or land lover can discover the pleasures of the great outdoors in Cumming/Forsyth County.

 

Arrive'e

Alpharetta offers the feel and charm of a small town setting with quick access to Metro Atlanta. Stay at one of Alpharetta's 23 hotels and dine at some of our over 200 restaurants, featuring almost every cuisine imaginable. Visitors can shop at the antique and specialty shops in Historic Downtown Alpharetta, or the tiny village of Crabapple, or in the upscale North Point Mall area, which offers stylish, well known and one of a kind retailers. Be sure to stop by the Alpharetta Arts Street Festival taking place in Historic Downtown Alpharetta April 22nd and 23rd between 10am and 6pm. Browse the artist market and enjoy the festivities. Evening entertainment around Alpharetta includes live music, quaint coffee houses, a huge skating complex, an indoor racing facility, and contemporary multiplex movie theaters. Alpharetta's natural beauty and award-winning parks and playgrounds, including the six-mile Big Creek Greenway, entice visitors to spend time outdoors while enjoying a wide range of activities.

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

Complete results for 2005: Winners for 2005

Visit the official website here: 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia

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

Stages One and Two, the Sprints

Stage Three, the Time Trial

Stages Four and Five, Into the Mountains

 
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