Chicchi wins sixth stage of Tour of Missouri

Saturday, September 12, 2009 | 7:54 p.m. CDT; updated 5:50 a.m. CDT, Sunday, September 13, 2009
Francesco Chicchi celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 6 of the Tour of Missouri on Saturday in St. Joseph.

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.

Race coverage

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 and, as well as in St. Louis and in Kansas City.

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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.


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