Tour Of Missouri Continues

1 decade 8 months 5 days ago Monday, September 17 2007 Sep 17, 2007 Monday, September 17, 2007 10:44:55 AM CDT September 17, 2007 in News

Many were up early preparing for the event.

"Well it starts pretty early in the morning. So the support staff is up early, doing the final preparation on the bikes, preparing the nutrition products for the day," said Team Manager Gavin Chilcott. "Actually a lot of calories get burned. There's a lot of leg work ahead of time."

Chilcott prepared Team BMC from Santa Rosa, CA for the road ahead.

"We go through a briefing on what our tactics are for the day, we go over specific things that they may encounter on the course, and we go play out different scenarios in terms of how the race may unfold and how we're going to respond to that situation," Chilcott said.

Many Jefferson City residents showed up to support the racers. Various elected officials were present as well.

"It's exceeded our expectations. When we planned for this two years ago we would not have dreamed that we would be one of the three biggest races in the United States and that we'd have a global audience with global competitors," Governor Matt Blunt said.

Blunt presented the stage five winners with the Missouri tourism race leader jersey in St. Charles after the fifth stage of the race. The sixth stage will take place on Sunday in St. Louis.

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