Location: Missouri

Tour of Missouri 2008 Wrap-Up

Tour of Missouri 2008 RouteLast week’s running of the second annual Tour of Missouri professional bicycle race ended on Sunday in St. Louis. Christian Vande Velde of Team Garmin-Chipotle won the yellow jersey, beating Michael Rogers of Team Columbia by 18 seconds and Svein Tuft of Symmetrics by 48 seconds. Last year’s champion, George Hincapie, finished in fourth place, 1:03 down.

The green sprinter’s jersey was worn by the remarkable Mark Cavendish of Team Columbia, who won three of the seven stages of the tour. The King of the Mountain winner was Dominique Rollin of Toyota-United. Roman Kreuziger of Liquigas won the Best Young Rider jersey for the week, and Jeffry Louder of BMC Racing Team claimed the Most Aggressive Rider jersey for the tour. The Team Classification was won by Team Columbia.

Stage winners:

  1. St. Joseph to Kansas City: Mark Cavendish
  2. Clinton to Springfield: Mark Cavendish
  3. Branson Time Trials: Christian Vande Velde
  4. Lebanon to Rolla: Michael Barry
  5. St. James to Jefferson City: Boy Van Poppel
  6. Hermann to St. Charles: Mark Cavendish
  7. St. Louis Circuit Race: Francesco Chicchi

Additional coverage: Biking Bis, Dave Luecking, Missouri Bicycle Federation, Roger Kramer, TourOfMissouri.com, VeloNews

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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