Archive for September, 2008

Cavendish makes it three at the Tour of Missouri

Posted on 13. Sep, 2008 by .

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Mark Cavendish (Columbia) does it again in Missouri. The Manx man won his third stage, the fourth for his Columbia team by winning the bunch sprint at the end of’ the 97-mile (156 k) stage 6 in St Charles, Missouri. Toyota-United’s Ivan Dominguez was second and Missouri native Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) was third. “When [...]

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Tour of Missouri stage 5 photo gallery

Posted on 13. Sep, 2008 by .

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Leaving the start in St James, Missouri   Break rolls through second intermediate sprint with Cavendish at the front Peloton speeds by the Capitol in Jefferson City    Boy oh boy  More photos here

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Most Aggressive rider David Veilleux

Posted on 13. Sep, 2008 by .

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The three-time U23 Canadian Time Trial champion and two-time U23 Canadian Road Champion 20-year old David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) was named Most Aggressive Rider after stage 5 at the Tour of Missouri. Not a surprise for those that follow Canadian Cycling. Earlier this year, he also won the U25 Tour of Pennsylvania race. He also [...]

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Catching up with BMC riders

Posted on 13. Sep, 2008 by .

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I caught up with the BMC team at the start of the 2008 Tour of Missouri stage 5, in St James where the riders were getting ready for another aggressive stage in high humidity. Mike Sayers announced his retirement earlier this year, and is racing his last big race at the Tour of Missouri. Going [...]

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Boy oh Boy

Posted on 13. Sep, 2008 by .

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Rabobank’s Boy van Poppel won the bunch sprint to the line in Missouri’s state capital Jefferson City after the break was reeled in the final circuits. His teammate Michael van Stayen was second and Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) barely edged out Mark Cavendish (Columbia) for third. “There were maybe five in front of me and [...]

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Tour of Missouri stage 4 photo gallery

Posted on 12. Sep, 2008 by .

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    Kids everywhere at the start as each class adopted a team and then went hunting for autographs. Some teams were better than others at signing.            More photos here

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Catching up with the Symmetrics’ Tuft, Evans and Pinfold

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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I caught up with my fellow Canadians Svein Tuft, Cameron Evans and Andrew Pinfold of the Symmetrics team at the start of stage 4 of the Tour of Missouri.  Tuft put in a great time trial the day before to put himself into third spot on GC at 44 seconds behing Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle).  [...]

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Mike Barry wins tough stage and Vande Velde survives all attacks from Columbia

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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Team Columbia wins another stage at the Tour of Missouri, that’s three if you’re counting,  as Canadian Mike Barry selfless teammate for so many years, won the 95-mile (153 k) fourth stage at the Tour of Missouri. German Eric Baumann (Sparkasse) was second, again, and Danilo Wyss (BMC) finished third. “Our strategy today was to [...]

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Tour of Missouri Time Trial photo gallery

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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Christian Vande Velde and Michael Rogers talk TT and more …

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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Tour of Missouri TT winner and new yellow jersey Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) and three-time TT World Champion Australian and second place on Tour of Missouri TT Michael Rogers (Columbia) answered questions from the media following Wednesday’s 18-mile time trial reputed to be a tough one. Tell us how your form is coming back, 2003 [...]

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