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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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Post ITT comments from Canadian TT Champ Svein Tuft

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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What a year for Svein Tuft.  He won the Tour de Beauce, the Canadian TT championship and finished seventh in the TT at the Beijing Olympics. And last year, he and his team, the Symmetrics, pursused UCI points all over the Americas to win the overall individual classification of the UCI Americas Tour.  Tuft finished  [...]

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Vande Velde wins Tour of Missouri TT and takes over lead

Posted on 10. Sep, 2008 by .

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As expeced, the TT shuffled the general classification.  Over what is one of the toughest TT courses, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) was the only man to break the 40-minute barrier stopping the clock at 39:51 to win the third stage, the individual time trial at the Tour of Missouri.   Three-time TT world champion Australian [...]

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Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Posted on 10. Sep, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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