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Tour of Missouri Maps and Profiles

September 2, 2009 | 9:37 p.m. CDT
Starting Monday some of the top cycling teams in the world and the famous athletes who ride for them will spend seven days racing a 612-mile course across the state. The Tour of Missouri is one of only three multiday stage races in the U.S. given the highest rating for a race outside of Europe, 2.HC, by the International Cycling Union. The 2 stands for multiday and the HC stands for “beyond category.” Only the Tour of Missouri, the Tour of Georgia and the Tour of California share this distinction in the U.S.; the Tour of Georgia will not take place this year.

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