ST. JOSEPH — Italian Francesco Chicchi won the sixth stage of the Tour of Missouri.
Chicchi, riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, completed Saturday's 110.3-mile stage in 3 hours, 41 minutes, 41 seconds. He received a special Pony Express statue from St. Joseph Mayor Ken Shearin.
According to the event's Web site, broadcast coverage of the Tour of Missouri, a 612-mile, seven-day world-class professional cycling race, will air nationally with a 30-minute recap show on Versus at midnight CDT every night of the competition. Fox Sports Midwest has scheduled regional broadcast coverage of the race from 11 to 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, though other events might change show times. Coverage of the race can also be found on the Internet at universalsports.com and tourofmissouri.com, as well as kmov.com in St. Louis and kmbc.com in Kansas City.
American David Zabriskie, riding for Garmin-Slipstream, finished in the pack, but retained the Missouri Tourism Leader's Jersey.
Norway's Thor Hushovd, of Cervelo Test Team, and Argentina's Lucas Sebastian Haedo, of Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, finished second and third, respectively.
The riders finish with a circuit stage in Kansas City on Sunday.