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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.
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.
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.
Mid-Missouri bike riders will participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike Ride 150 on Sept. 8 and 9 in Columbia.
With Web sites devoted to fantasy sports, most drafts are done online, and live drafts are things of the past. But the members of this league wanted something more personal.
Carl Edwards didn’t have a lot of time to celebrate Saturday's Nextel Cup victory. He had to make it back to Columbia for a special event.
The weekend’s Columbia Balloon Invitational proves to be more about fun and camaraderie than competition.