US continental team Targetraining is preparing for the Tour de Georgia, which runs between April 18-23. The team has high hopes for stage wins and a good GC placing with sprinters like Alejandro "Ale-Jet" Acton and Anthony Colby.
"For the Targetraining Cycling Team to be invited to the Ford Tour de Georgia in our first season it is a significant honour," said team manager Tom Schuler. "I can tell you that our guys are excited and motivated to show the event organizers that they made the right decision to pick Targetraining."
Alejandro Acton is fresh off his first ever NRC race win at the Garrett Lemire Grand Prix and is looking to test his speed in Georgia with support from fellow sprinters Frank Pipp and Wes Hartmann. With the Tour de Georgia returning to exciting finishes on the circuits of Alpharetta and Macon, Targetraining will be well represented at the finish.
Targetraining's Time Trial specialist Ryan Blickem will be focusing on the 3rd stage of the Tour with an ITT from Chickamauga to Chattanooga.
Vying for top GC finishes will be the combination of Anthony Colby and National Cyclocross Champ, Todd Wells. Riding in full support of the teams GC hopes will be young team members Dan Greenfield and Dustin Macburnie. Colby is coming off an impressive 9th overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic and a win at the Humboldt Road Race in Arizona.
"The Tour de Georgia is the perfect place for us to showcase our squad who has been training efficiently under the guidance of Rick Crawford, Targetraining's head coach" said Bobby Bailey, Targetraining's national coaching director.