Tour de Georgia 2004 Collection (SMC 135)
The Tour de Georgia 2004 consisted of a week-long event in the state of professional cyclists and their teams. It was divided into seven stages around the state. Stage 2 came into Columbus from Thomaston, Georgia. Teams and cyclists cane from around the world to compete in this "tune-up" for the Tour de France. Among the professional teams riding were the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, Team CSC from Denmark and Health Net Pro Cycling of the United States. Pro cyclists that participated included Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Jens Voight, Chris Horner, Bobby Julich, Gordon Fraser and Mario Cipollini of Italy, who won the Columbus stage.
Scope and Content
The small collection consists of the route map for the seven stages, the winners, teams and a collection of photos taken in downtown Columbus as the race whizzed by. Many feature the race peloton coming down Veterans Parkway into downtown and the finish line across from the Springer Opera House showing the winning cyclists.
2004 1 folder (.1 l.f.)
Permission to Publish
Permission to publish material from the Tour de Georgia 2004 Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required.
Tour de Georgia 2004 Collection (SMC 135) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia
The photographs were donated to the Archives by Martha Ragan in May 2017.
Folder 1 - Map, list of Winners and Photographs, 2004