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Tour of Missouri: The hills

Although Missouri’s course doesn’t have the peaks and valleys of the Tour de France, elevation still plays a role in the race.

Tour of Missouri: The riders

The Tour of Missouri will bring with it 120 athletes, several of which are world-class cyclists.

Tour of Missouri

Arrive early to pin down a spot at the finish line of the Tour of Missouri pro cycling race. There will be a host of activities in front of the Boone County Courthouse before the bright colors of jerseys streak through the streets of Columbia on Sept. 14.

Tour of Missouri: The course

The upcoming Tour of Missouri features six stages that show off the best of Missouri’s urban and rural settings. The tour is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in Kansas City’s famed Plaza District.

Tour of Missouri: The teams

There are 15 teams participating in the invitation-only Tour of Missouri. Ten are based in the U.S. There are eight riders per team, for a total of 120 riders in the race.

Tour of Missouri: The gear

The bikes may not look that different, but they are beyond ordinary. From the parts to the construction, the frame to the wheels, it’s all top notch — and the price shows it.

Wheelchair basketball takes MU player to international glory

John Gilbert is a two-time MVP for the MU wheelchair basketball team and an All-American from 2005 through 2007. Now the MU junior can add gold medal-winner.

Rock Bridge golfers fall to Helias

Hickman softball team wins in no-hitter

Defense boosts Hickman volleyball team

Stephens volleyball team starts season at Kansas event

Bruins, Kewpies face tough task at tennis tournament

Hickman and Rock Bridge are set to play in the Great Eight high school girls tennis tournament

Albers, Astros shut down Cardinals

Matt Albers (4-6) walked four and struck out three, shutting down the Cardinals’ offense for the second time this season.

Ordonez helps Tigers avoid sweep in K.C.

The Tigers’ right fielder continues his torrid hitting to help Detroit attempt to get back in playoff race.

Rams take home Governer’s Cup

The Chiefs and Rams played their final preseason game Thursday night. It was the first time Larry Johnson took the field, since ending his holdout earlier in the month.

Bike ride benefits fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Mid-Missouri bike riders will participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike Ride 150 on Sept. 8 and 9 in Columbia.

Illini quarterback reminds Tigers of Brad Smith

Five years ago, Brad Smith first showed his talent against Illinois in St. Louis. Another talented quarterback could figure into Missouri's game Saturday against the same team, at the same venue. This time, though, he's not playing for the Tigers.

Fast pace for Stephens cross country coach

COLUMBIA — When Stephens College added a cross country team to the athletic program in 2006, the administration found a coach ready and willing to head the team in its own gymnasium.

MU volleyball team solidifying lineup

COLUMBIA — Heading into the MU volleyball team's home opener on Friday against Notre Dame, coach Wayne Kreklow feels confident with four players. Setter Lei Wang, libero Tatum Ailes and outside hitters Julianna Klein and Na Yang will be among the starting six for the Tigers.

MU assistant coach familiar face to St. Louis recruits

MU football players from St. Louis say Cornell Ford became like family to them when they were being recruited.

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