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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    St. Louis, MO - U.S. National Criterium Champion John Murphy of the OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis took 9th place in the bunch sprint of the first stage of the 2009 Tour of Missouri Monday. The entire 7.5-mile circuit in St. Louis was lined with fans. The finishing area, in the heart...
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    St. Louis, MO - Brooke Miller and Team TIBCO have swept the four-race Women's Tour of Missouri Series, part of the Gateway Cup in St. Louis this Labor Day weekend. The four-rider squad, which included Katharine Carroll, Alison Starnes and Rushlee Buchanan, had to contend with full rosters from...
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    Oakland, CA - The OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis heads into the Tour of Missouri Monday with a balanced roster well suited to the hard, rolling course of the seven-day race. "Missouri is definitely not a pure climber's course," said team directeur sportif Mike Tamayo. "For the...
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    SpiderTech to sponsor the Tour of Missouri pro cycling race Missouri is about to spin a web of Spiders from one end of the state to the other. NUCAP MEDICAL's SpiderTech, the sixteen ready-to-apply taping applications known as Spiders designed to improve performance by supporting muscles...
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    Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown St. Louis to watch Team Garmin-Chipotle's Christian Vande Velde cross the finish line safely and win the 2008 Tour of Missouri. Vande Velde, winner of Stage Three's Individual Time Trial, was awarded the Missouri Tourism Yellow Jersey for the race...
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    With less than 500 meters from the finish, Mark Cavendish of Team Columbia powered passed a hard charging group of riders to win Stage Six of the Tour of Missouri. Cavendish's win was his third and Team Columbia's fourth of the Tour. Cuban sprinter Ivan Dominguez of Toyota-United Pro Cycling...
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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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    Dutch rider Boy Van Poppel of Rabobank got the best of the charging peloton around him, powering ahead of them to cross the finish line first and win Stage Five of the 2008 Tour of Missouri his first in the U.S. The 20-year old Dutch cyclocross champion's well-timed effort netted him the slight...
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    Kids were out in force at the start where each class visited their adopted team. Steven Cozza (Garmin-Chiptole) "It [the moustache] started to go out of style, I was tired of eating hair with my food. Plus that Italian racer started growing his and kind of ruined it, I had to share it off."...
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    Canadian Michael Barry of Team Columbia broke away from a lead group of 20 riders, less than 10 miles before the final circuits and held on to capture Stage Four of the 2008 Tour of Missouri. Berry finished 46 seconds ahead Eric Baumann of Sparkasse, who edged out third place finisher Danilo...
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    American Christian Vande Velde claimed dominance to the rest of the field, winning the individual time trial in Branson Wednesday at the Tour of Missouri. Vande Velde, who finished an impressive 5th at this year's Tour de France, finished the 18-mile race against the clock in 39 minutes and 51...
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    Overall race leader Mark Cavendish of Team Columbia gained his second consecutive stage victory, finishing a bike-length ahead of the bunched peloton to capture stage two of the Tour of Missouri in Springfield, Mo. Cavendish, who won four stages at the 2008 Tour de France, was followed to the...
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    Team Columbia's Mark Cavendish won his second bunch sprint at the Tour of Missouri today in Springfield. German Eric Baumann (Sparkasse) was second and Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) was third, again. Ex-teammates and friends David Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) and George Hincapie (Columbia)...
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    I caught up with some of the riders and Directeur Sportif at the start of the 2008 Tour of Missouri Stage 1 in St Joseph to get their thoughts on the race. Last year, a 20-rider break went up the road in the second stage, and that was it as far as the GC race with George Hincapie taking the...
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    Making good on his promise to bring home his first American win, top sprinter Mark Cavendish (of Team Columbia surged pass the charging peloton in the final 200 meters to win stage one of the 2008 Tour of Missouri. Cavendish, an emerging international star with four stage wins at the 2008 Tour...
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    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...
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    All teams now announced for September race KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Team Garmin-Chipotle of the United States and Team Liquigas of Italy---two top-performing entrants from the recently completed Tour de France---head a list of 13 teams that have been added for the Tour of Missouri world-class...
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