Tour de France starts today . . .

With the Tour de France starting today--to huge worldwide media attention--it brings up the question: What will bringing professional bicycle racing to Missouri, via the Tour of Missouri, do for the state?

Here is what California Governor Schwarzenegger said it would do for California:
This race not only brings world-class cycling competition to our great state, but it showcases some of the most beautiful places to visit in California, from the pristine coast to modern, urban landscapes.

In addition to displaying the diversity of California’s landscape, this event benefits two incredible organizations. Best Buddies and The Wellness Community work daily to better the lives of others and are an example to us all of what it truly means to give back to our communities.
Hey, Missouri is a beautiful place, too!

No better way to showcase it than 650 miles of bicycle racing covered by the international media . . .