Looking to defend its ‘World’s Least Contiguous Stage Race” title, the Tour de Georgia announced it’s 2006 race course today. The route forms a rough northbound stepladder from Macon to Tennessee, staggering East/West like a drunken redneck all the way. Details and the biggest photo I could find here. It’s all the same to Gibo Simoni, though, as he’ll be too busy doing Giro prep to care. But in February, the lastest victim of the Saunier Duval contract-a-thon will poke his head out in the Tour of California. I’d say he’s “going-going back-back to Cali,” but I can’t say if he’s ever been before. It is, however, classic Gibo to get the year going with a week-long foreign stage race.