State Prepares For Bike Tour

1 decade 10 months 1 week ago Monday, September 10 2007 Sep 10, 2007 Monday, September 10, 2007 3:27:50 AM CDT September 10, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA - A sports event unlike any other ever seen in Missouri gets underway on Tuesday. And the inaugural Tour of Missouri cycling contest is also expected to boost tourism and revenues across the state. Organizers of the six-day race across the state also hope to use the race to promote Missouri to other cycling fans. The race begins Tuesday in Kansas City and ends Sept. 16th in St. Louis. It will feature 120 riders, including 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain. Teams from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Spain will also compete. Organizers expect the race to join established tour events in California and Georgia as a top annual destination for cycling's elite.

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