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Gran Prix pedals through Covington
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The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix made its way to Covington Saturday with 100's of racers pedaling through the Covington square.

The sixth annual event consists of six races over five days, beginning with a road Atlanta circuit race on Wednesday. The event then went to Gwinnett for a circuit race and then to Oxford Hills for a road race on Friday.

Saturday, Covington was center stage, first starting with a time trial in Newton County, beginning at 1931 Alcovy Trestle Road in Social Circle.

Following the time trial, the Gran Prix then moved to downtown Covington with several groups of racers competing in a circuit course going around and near the square.

"This is just great," said Cathy Frazier, owner of Frazier Cycling Team. "We've been to this race since it started, and this is just great."

The Covington portion of the race started and ended in front of the court house, beginning at 4 p.m.

"(The race is great because) the small town, the magnolia trees, everything," Frazier said. "It's just a nice atmosphere. They're very cycling friendly and the merchants seem glad that we're here. We really enjoy it."

The Gran Prix continues in the area today with the final race of the event, the Newton County circuit race beginning at 220 Bates Road.

Full results of each race and the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix can be found at