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PEZ Reload: Hanging With Greg LeMond

As I’m regularly reminded of, and take great pleasure reminding loyal PEZ-Readers… this job has perks. Like the weekend I spent at Tour de Georgia with the guys from LeMond bikes to introduce their new Triomphe full carbon road racer – which included riding and hangin’ with Mr. Greg LeMond himself…

Top Rides: Brasstown Bald

Last week in Georgia I had the good fortune/ misfortune to ride the Stage 5 route from Helen to Brasstown Bald - the highest point in Georgia. I’d heard this climb was tough, but really had no idea what I was getting into. When this sucker pitches to 20%, the ol’ pain-o-meter goes off the scale…

PEZ Hangs With Greg LeMond

As I’m regularly reminded of, and take great pleasure reminding loyal PEZ-Readers… this job has perks. Like the weekend I spent at Tour de Georgia with the guys from LeMond bikes to introduce their new Triomphe full carbon road racer – which included riding and hangin’ with Mr. Greg LeMond himself…

Floyd & Tom: The Tour Before De Tour

The 2006 edition of the Tour de Georgia is over, and it was another fine, wet Spring week in GA. Landis confirmed once again that he has done his homework and to say that he will be a contender for the podium at Le Tour is not much of a prediction. PEZ' Randall Butler takes a closer look at the Tour de Georgia and its implications to the Big Show.

TdeG St.5 – Danielson Doubles, Floyd First

American star Floyd Landis/Phonak providing a resounding confirmation of his Tour de France contender status as he easily defended his four-second overall lead throughout today's Stage Five, the most difficult of this year's Ford Tour de Georgia. Tom Danielson duplicated his win of 2005, but was not able to distance the Floyd.

TdeG St.4 – Fast Freddie Strikes Gold

After two close calls in two days, sprinter Fred Rodriguez nailed down the Tour de Georgia's third stage with a well-timed sprint after a mountainous 119 mile race from Dalton, GA to the finish in Dahlonega. While Fast Freddie got the stage and tightened his grip on the sprint competition, team tactics were the rule of the day.

TdG2006 Roadside: Race of Truth

Thursday’s time trial stage of the Tour de Georgia was a brutal 40 km suffer-fest of hills and heat. The start was in Chickamauga, a historic Civil War battlefield, then through a nasty 40 km course to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our man on the street wandered the frenzied scene that is part and parcel of a TT start and finish…

TdeG St.3 – Floyd Rocks Tennessee

The first crucial day of racing at the 2006 Ford Tour De Georgia finished in Tennesse - 40 km of pure time trialling hell for any and all. Floyd Landis repeated his 2005 win, but one particular name that should haunt his sleep was hot on his heels...

TdeG St2: Popovych Conquers Rome

A little rain and hail during the Ford Tour de Georgia's Stage 2 didn't ruin the parade, at least for Discovery Channel's Yaroslav Popovych. After a relatively mundane day of racing, the Ukranian attacked the final hill on the Rome, GA finishing circuit and held off the top sprinters to take both the stage win and the overall race lead.