Death Knell For Tour of Missouri

After months of fighting for survival which included a fan support campaign, the death knell was rung today when no money was set aside in the state budget for the race. AP reports that on Thursday, the Missouri Tourism Commission budget committee approved a $13.4 million spending plan that does not includes state money for…

Support the Tour of Missouri

The Tour of Missouri, the professional bicycling race that has taken place throughout the Show Me State since 2007 and has highlighted the state in a prolific and invaluable way, today announced a special campaign to solicit support for the race, scheduled for August 31 – September 6, 2010. Over the course of three years,…

On tap: Tour of Missouri Women’s Series

Some of the best women cyclists will be competing over the Labor Day weekend in St. Louis, MO at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series. The women’s series will be featured at the THF Realty Gateway Cup, which is now a four day event. The last stage is being held on Monday, September 7th and…

Tour of Missouri in jeopardy

The 2009 Tour of Missouri, to be held 7-13 September,  could be canceled as the $1.5 million state subsidy is currently frozen by Governor Nixon’s administration. The $1.5 million allocation from the Division of Tourism to support the race was  mentioned in a memo, dated July 6, which listed $9.9 million in budget cuts recommended…

Change of direction for the Tour of Missouri

The Tour of Missouri announced an overview of its 2009 route  and for the first time, the race reverse directions going east to west starting in St. Louis and finishing in Kansas City.  The 7-stage race which runs from Sept. 7-13 will bypass southwest Missouri and the riders will go through southeast Missouri for the…

Cavendish makes it three at the Tour of Missouri

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…

Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia), Most Aggressive rider Andy Guptill (Colavita/Sutter Home), local Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) who finished sixth, KOM Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) and Kelly Benefit/Medifast duo of David Veilleux and Keven Lacombe answered some questions following stage 2 at the Tour of Missouri Mark, is there anything different in today’s win compared to yesterday’s…

Brooke Miller wins Tour of Missouri Women’s Criterium

In a brand stinking new Stars & Stripes jersey, US Crit (and Road) Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco) won the bunch sprint at the inaugural Women’s Criterium at the Tour of Missouri.  Erica Allar (Aaron’s) was second and Jen McRae (Advil/Chapstick) was third. The field might have been small with only thirty-something riders at the start…