USA Cycling announces '08 Pro Tour calendar including Tour of MO

Velonews writes:
The 2008 Pro Tour features five major multi-day stage races across the country, giving spectators around the nation an opportunity to witness the sport at its highest level of competition. With Tours of California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Missouri on the calendar, cycling enthusiasts from the West Coast, the Deep South, the East Coast, the Rockies and the Midwest can follow cyclists as they race through local communities across the country. . . .

Finally, after a successful debut in 2007, the Tour of Missouri will again close the calendar, September 8-14, as many of the world's top international teams are expected to return to America for the season finale. After racing from Kansas City to St. Louis in the inaugural edition, riders will again pass through many of the state's major communities while hoping to secure the final points necessary for an overall USA Cycling Professional Tour title.