The race “which brought stage racing back to the United States” has been canceled once again for next year. Even though they have secured a place for the race on the UCI’s 2010 calendar, organizers were not able to secure sufficient funds for the race. “This was not an easy decision, but one that was best in the current economic climate. The Board of Directors and our advisors did all we could to tailor a race to fit within the economic realities of today and we are understandably disappointed in this announcement, but we are committed to bringing back the Tour as soon as possible,” said Tom Saddlemire, board member of the Tour de Georgia Foundation, Inc. The last Tour de Georgia was held in 2008, and was won by Team High Road rider Kanstantin Siutsou. The 2009 event was canceled due to sponsorship issues. Plans to bring back the Tour de Georgia have been postponed “until at least 2011,” but you help out and find more info at tourdegeorgia.com.