2003 Tour de Georgia

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2003 Tour de Georgia
Race details
Dates April 22 – April 27
Stages 6
Distance 975.7 km (606.3 mi)
Winning time 23h 01' 36" (42.3856 km/h or 26.3372 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Chris Horner (USA) (Saturn Cycling Team)
Second  Fred Rodriguez (USA) (Saunier Duval)
Third  Nathan O'Neill (AUS) (Saturn Cycling Team)

Points  Fred Rodriguez (USA) (Saunier Duval)
Mountains  Chris Horner (USA) (Saturn Cycling Team)
Youth  Saul Raisin (USA) (Ofoto-Lombardi Sports)
Team Saturn Cycling Team
2004

The 2003 Tour de Georgia was the inaugural edition of what has now become the highest ranked bicycle road racing event in the United States. The six-stage race was held April 22 through April 27, 2003, with the overall title won by Chris Horner of the Saturn Cycling Team. American Fred Rodriguez (Vini Caldirola-So.di) claimed the points jersey for sprinters. Also, Horner won the King of the Mountains competition for climbers. Saul Raisin won the Best Young Rider competition.

Stages[edit]

Prologue
4.2 km Circuit Race, Savannah, Georgia
Winner: Nathan O'Neill,  Australia, Saturn Cycling Team
Stage 1
220 km Stage Race, Augusta to Macon
Winner: Henk Vogels,  Australia, Navigators Cycling Team

General classification after stage 1:

  1. Henk Vogels (Aus) Navigators Cycling Team 5.33.16
  2. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 0.01
  3. Chris Horner (USA) Saturn Cycling Team 0.03
Stage 2
199 km Stage Race, Macon to Columbus
Winner: Moreno Di Biase,  Italy, Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé

General classification after stage 2:

  1. Henk Vogels (Aus) Navigators Cycling Team 9.40.57
  2. Chris Horner (USA) Saturn Cycling Team 0.04
  3. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 0.05
Stage 3
222 km Stage Race, Pine Mountain/Callaway to Rome
Winner: Fred Rodriguez,  United States, Vini Caldirola-So.di

General classification after stage 3

  1. Henk Vogels (Aus) Navigators Cycling Team 15.08.35
  2. Chris Horner (USA) Saturn Cycling Team 0.06
  3. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 0.07
Stage 4
196 km Stage Race, Dalton to Gainesville
Winner: Fred Rodriguez,  United States, Caldirola-Sidermec-Saunier Duval

General classification after stage 4

  1. Chris Horner (USA) Saturn Cycling Team 19.57.57
  2. Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 0.12
  3. Roland Green (Can) US Postal presented by Berry Floor 0.18
Stage 5
142 km Circuit Race, Atlanta, Georgia
Winner: David Clinger,  United States, Prime Alliance Cycling Team

Stage Winners Progress[edit]

Yellow Jersey Progress[edit]

Final Results[edit]

General Classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Chris Horner  United States Saturn Cycling Team 23h 01'36"
2 Fred Rodriguez  United States Vini Caldirola-So.di + 0'07"
3 Nathan O'Neill  Australia Saturn Cycling Team + 0'13"
4 Michael Barry  Canada U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor + 0'22"
5 David Zabriskie  United States U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor + 0'25"
6 Tom Danielson  United States Saturn Cycling Team + 0'26"
7 Alan Iacuone  Australia Flanders-IteamNova.com + 1'11"
8 David Clinger  United States Prime Alliance Cycling Team + 1'29"
9 John Lieswyn  United States 7UP / Maxxis + 1'38"
10 Scott Guyton  New Zealand Flanders-IteamNova.com + s.t.

Points Classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team
1 Fred Rodriguez  United States Caldirola-Sidermec-Saunier Duval

King of The Mountains Classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team
1 Chris Horner  United States Saturn Cycling Team

Team Competition[edit]

  1. United States Sierra Nevada Clif Bar
  2. United States Prime Alliance Cycling Team
  3. United States Rabobank
  4. United States Flanders-IteamNova.com Cycling Team
  5. United States 7UP / Maxxis
  6. United States Jelly Belly Carlsbad Clothing
  7. United States Saturn Cycling Team
  8. United States OFOTO Lombardi Sports
  9. Italy Formaggi Pinzolo
  10. United States Schroeder Iron Cycling Team
  11. United States West Virginia Pro Cycling
  12. United States Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
  13. Italy Vini Caldirola-So.di
  14. Netherlands Dutch National Cycling Team
  15. United States U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team presented by Berry Floor
  16. United States Colavita Bolla
  17. United States Webcor Builders

References[edit]