Let’s get it on

Looking at the third edition of the Tour of Missouri, two questions come to my mind: How many stage wins for Cavendish? And will the overall winner be decided in a time trial or via a long break? In last year’s edition of the Tour of Missouri, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) won three stages, all after…

Dramatic Win by TIBCO’s Miller

Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) out sprints Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Sutter Home) by mere inches at the finish in a dramatic win at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series Stage 3 – Giro Della Montagna. Despite several break attempts by Lip Smacker, Team Type 1 and Webcor, it all came down to Team TIBCO vs. Colavita/Sutter Home.…

Brooke Miller Makes it Two

Colavita/Sutter Home dominated most of the race today….controlling many of the attacks and maintaining a tight lead out in the final two laps. What was not expected by Colavita/Sutter Home was the 1-2 punch of Kat Carroll and Brooke Miller of Team TIBCO in the final lap. With the help of Carroll, Miller took the…

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…

the week that was

All but one team announced for Tour of Missouri. Tour of Utah looking for volunteers. Nature Valley Grand Prix recap on TV. Team Type 1’s Calabria and Hanley on the injured list. VAC’s Goldstein three-peats.

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…

How hard was it?

In the end, all the riders agreed that the 2008 Tour of Missouri was a hard race. “I think that everyone’s overall impression was that it was hard, a lot more than we expected.” said overall winner Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) about the Tour of Missouri. While no major climbs in the stages, there was…

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…

Most Aggressive rider David Veilleux

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…

Catching up with BMC riders

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…