Tour of Missouri Cancelled For 2010

It seems it is now official that the Tour of Missouri will not happen in 2010. The Missouri tourism oversight commission has given final approval to their annual state spending plan and it does not include the funding needed for the Tour of Missouri. “This may be a win for the Missouri Tourism Commission and the governor, but a huge loss for the state of Missouri and its citizens,” stated … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of Missouri – Saved?

It's not exactly news when a U.S. based pro cycling race loses sponsorship, ala the now-dormant Tour de Georgia, and in these unusually harsh economic times it's actually newsworthy when an event might get the funding it needs.  That's the latest with the 2010 Tour of Missouri. Tour organizers and supporters indicate that Missouri's Senate Appropriations Committee discussed funding for the … [Read more...]

Lt. Governor Kinder Presents 2009 Tour of Missouri Economic Impact Study

Third annual race proves to be most successful BRANSON, MO - October 1st, 2009 - Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission and Tour of Missouri, Inc., presented economic impact results from the 2009 Tour of Missouri during a meeting of the Missouri Tourism Commission today in Branson. "The 2009 Tour of Missouri was met with tremendous support all across our state … [Read more...]

Team Type 1’s Aldape is Missouri’s Mountain King

Kansas City, Mo. – Moises Aldape helped Team Type 1 stamp its authority on the Tour of Missouri Sunday by winning the Michelob Ultra King of the Mountains title. The Mexican’s victory in the special classification capped a week that also saw Team Type 1 figure in every major breakaway and earn the Drury Hotels Most Aggressive Rider jersey on the second stage of the seven-day, 600-mile (965 … [Read more...]

Zabriskie Wins 2009 Tour Of Missouri

Final Team Invited Becomes First to Cross K.C. Finish at Stage 7 In 2009 Tour of Missouri Overall Tour Title Stays With Garmin-Slipstream KANSAS CITY, MO (September 13, 2009) – It was more than just an advancing cold front that raced into the Midwest today, as Canadian Martin Gilbert (Planet Energy) sprinted to the line in front of countryman Andrew Pinfold (OUCH p/b Maxxis) for victory … [Read more...]

Team Type 1’s Aldape Plans Aggressive Defense

St. Joseph, Mo. – Moises Aldape of Team Type 1 padded his lead in the Michelob Ultra King of the Mountains competition at the Tour of Missouri. But his 13-point margin over Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) is not enough to secure the special classification of the seven-day event. A maximum of 24 points can be earned during Sunday’s final stage, a 72-mile (116 km) circuit race through … [Read more...]

Francesco Chicchi Wins The Tour of Missouri 6th Stage By Force

ST. JOSEPH, MO ? (September 12, 2009) – Resembling the stride of the Pony Express horse and rider depicted on a bronze statue at the finish line, Italian Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) powered his way to the victory at Stage 6, presented by Wind Capital Group, in St. Joseph, Mo. Chicchi finished the 110.3-mile (177.5 km) stage in a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 41 seconds, nosing out … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Withdraws From The Tour of Missouri

Bob Stapleton from Team Columbia HTC released the following statement- "Mark withdraws with deep regret from the Tour of Missouri. As he has stated its' one of his favorite events and also for team Columbia HTC. Mark has been fighting an infection since traveling to the USA which has spread to his lungs. He has had a long and successful season and it is a team priority that his general … [Read more...]

Zabriskie Takes TT Win and Yellow Jersey In Missouri

SEDALIA, MO ? (September 11, 2009) – The Individual Time Trial at the Missouri State Fairgrounds proved to be a playground for four-time U.S. Pro ITT champion David Zabriskie today, winning by 14 seconds over Sweden's Gustav Larsson (Saxo Bank). Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) finished third, another 28 seconds behind Zabriskie. The Tour of Missouri win at Stage 5, presented by Missouri's … [Read more...]

Creed Represents Team Type 1 In Stage 4 Break

Jefferson City, Mo. – A rider from Team Type 1 figured into a long breakaway Thursday for the third time in four stages of this year’s Tour of Missouri. Michael Creed was part of a four-man move that escaped the clutches of the peloton about 10 miles into the 109-mile (175 km) race from St. James to Jefferson City. He and fellow Americans Brad White (OUCH presented by Maxxis), Jeff Louder … [Read more...]