Tour of Missouri professional stage race to become a reality in 2007

For a year or so we have heard rumors that a group has been working to get a pro-level "Tour of Missouri" multi-stage bicycle race organized.

The idea is that it would be a multi-day, multi-stage race similar to the Tour of Georgia or recently completed Amgen Tour of California.

Well, what do you know--the idea is a go. The governor's office and others are behind it and it is moving forward.

We're hoping that groups like MoBikeFed, MOBRA, and other key Missouri bicycling groups will be involved with planning the tour.

No details have been decided at this time except a probable 2007 starting date.

The Tour will give Missouri national prominence--note for instance, press coverage of the recently complete Amgen Tour of California (coverage in most U.S. newspapers; over 1200 articles found on Google) or the Tour of Georgia.<?PHP $tags="mobikefed, tour of missouri, missouri, bicycle race, bicycling"; ??>