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Race organizers and cycling officials praised the inaugural Tour of Missouri and are optimistic it will become a part of an annual cycling triple crown, spearheading the sport’s rebirth in the U.S.
Businessman Tom Kerr plans to convert an eight million square-foot sand mine into Crystal City Underground, a year-round athletic complex housing facilities for extreme, recreational and Olympic sports.
George Hincapie took the individual title and his Discovery Channel team claimed the team title Sunday in its final U.S. appearance, playing it safe in the final stage of the six-day Tour of Missouri.
Danny Pate won the fourth stage on Saturday, but George Hincapie is expected to keep his overall lead in the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, which ends today in St. Louis.
The Flying Carp Race provides competition and envionmental awareness for participants.
Spectators who filled the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Friday afternoon were eager to catch the speeding cyclists of the Tour of Missouri whiz by.
The crowd was a mix of young and old, families and couples, avid cyclists and curious spectators.
Tour of Missouri rider Dan Schmatz was sidelined after encountering a bump in the road he wasn't expecting in the second stage of the bicycle race on Wednesday.
The Discovery Channel cycling team, best known for helping Lance Armstrong vault to stardom in the Tour de France, will disband following the Tour of Missouri, which begins in Kansas City on Tuesday
Rick Roebel, known as “Barefoot Rick,” ran his fifth Heart of America Marathon on Monday. It was the fourth he has completed without shoes.
The Heart of America Marathon is a Labor Day tradition in Columbia and the fifth oldest marathon in the country.
The 48th annual Columbia race won’t draw record crowds, but it’s a race with a lot of heart.
Although Missouri’s course doesn’t have the peaks and valleys of the Tour de France, elevation still plays a role in the race.
The Tour of Missouri will bring with it 120 athletes, several of which are world-class cyclists.
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.
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.