Tour of Missouri seeks 2010 host cities

Sunday, November 8, 2009 | 8:22 p.m. CST; updated 8:30 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 8, 2009

COLUMBIA — Tour of Missouri organizers are seeking host cities for the 2010 race. Whether the race can collect enough money to hold its fourth annual event remains unclear.

Georgia-based race managers Medalist Sports has sent out a request for proposals from cities interested in hosting starts and finishes in the week long event. Eighteen cities participated over the first three years.


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The 2009 race was in jeopardy after Gov. Jay Nixon's administration froze the tour's $1.5 million tourism allocation. He reversed course in the face of pressure from biking boosters and the state's Tourism Commission.

Race leaders still hope to attract a corporate title sponsor rather than rely on state money.


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