February 22, 2005
Four ProTour teams sign for Tour de Georgia
AP reports that Credit Agricole, CSC, Phonak, and Saunier Duval-Prodir all are confirmed for the Tour de Georgia, where they'll face Lance Armstrong and the Discovery Channel squad starting April 19th.
Press reports have Bobby Julich leading the CSC squad, and mention that Chris Horner, who won the race in 2003, rides for Saunier Duval-Prodir, but are mum on other team selections. Julich's teammate Jens Voigt was 2nd in last year's race. If Phonak brings Floyd Landis, the Tour would be one Levi Leipheimer short of featuring the best all-around US riders who are active in 2005. Update: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Landis will ride the race, as well as Georgia native Saul Raisin of Credit Agricole.
AP also says there may be one more team yet to be announced.
For now, at least, the race's official website is mum on the teams competing this year.
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