2008 Tour of Missouri

The 2008 Tour of Missouri is the second annual edition of a professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Missouri. It began on September 8, 2008 with seven days of racing. Run by same organizers as the Tour de Georgia and the Amgen Tour of California, the Tour of Missouri is being billed as the third highest profile domestic race in the United States. The race will be broadcast on Universal Sports, a network being carried on the digital subchannels of twenty-one television stations throughout the country.[1]

2008 Tour of Missouri
UCI America Tour
Race details
DatesSeptember 8–September 14
Stages7
Distance601.2 mi (967.5 km)
Winning time21h 23' 26"
Results
Winner  Christian Vande Velde (USA) (Team Garmin-Chipotle)
  Second  Michael Rogers (AUS) (Team Columbia)
  Third  Svein Tuft (CAN) (Symmetrics Cycling Team)

Points  Mark Cavendish (GBR) (Team Columbia)
Mountains  Dominique Rollin (CAN) (Toyota-United)
Youth  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (Team Liquigas)
  Team Team Columbia
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StageEdit

Stage 1Edit

8 September 2008 — Saint Joseph to Kansas City, 90 mi (145 km)
Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia 3h 15' 14"
2   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 s.t.
3   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Team Columbia 3h 15' 14"
2   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 + 4"
3   Martin Kohler (SUI)   BMC Racing Team + 5"

Stage 2Edit

9 September 2008 — Clinton to Springfield, 125 mi (201 km)
Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Team Columbia 4h 53' 19"
2   Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse s.t.
3   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Team Columbia 8h 08' 13"
2   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas + 12"
3   Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse + 14"

Stage 3Edit

10 September 2008 — Branson, 18 mi (29 km) (Individual Time Trial)
Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 39' 51"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 21"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 33"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA)   Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 8h 48' 24"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 21"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 44"

Stage 4Edit

11 September 2008 — Lebanon to Rolla, 105 mi (169 km)
Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Michael Barry (CAN) Team Columbia 3h 16' 06"
2   Eric Baumann (GER) Team Sparkasse + 46"
3   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA)   Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 12h 05' 13"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 18"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 43"

Stage 5Edit

12 September 2008 — St. James to Jefferson City, 100 mi (161 km)
Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Boy van Poppel (NED) Rabobank 3h 48' 42"
2   Michael Van Stayen (BEL) Rabobank s.t.
3   Kevin Lacombe (CAN) Kelly Benefit - Medifast s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA)   Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 15h 53' 55"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 18"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 48"

Stage 6Edit

13 September 2008 — Hermann to St. Charles, 1,105 mi (1,778 km)
Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Team Columbia 3h 32' 25"
2   Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United s.t.
3   Brad Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA)   Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 19h 26' 20"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 18"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 48"

Stage 7Edit

14 September 2008 — St. Louis, 53.2 mi (86 km)
Stage 7 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas 1h 57' 06"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Team Columbia s.t.
3   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1   Christian Vande Velde (USA)   Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 21h 23' 26"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia + 18"
3   Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics Cycling Team + 48"

Jersey progressEdit

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification
Young Classification
Mountains Classification
Sprint Classification Aggressive Rider Team Classification
0Stage 1
(Mark Cavendish)
Mark Cavendish Mark Cavendish Dominique Rollin Mark Cavendish Martin Kohler Team Columbia
0Stage 2
(Mark Cavendish)
Andy Guptill Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30
0Stage 3
(Christian Vande Velde)
Christian Vande Velde Steven Cozza
0Stage 4
(Michael Barry)
Roman Kreuziger Eric Baumann Michael Barry Team Columbia
0Stage 5
(Boy van Poppel)
Mark Cavendish David Veilleux
0Stage 6
(Mark Cavendish)
0Stage 7
(Francesco Chicchi)
0Final
Christian Vande Velde Roman Kreuziger Dominique Rollin Mark Cavendish Jeff Louder Team Columbia

Participating teamsEdit

UCI ProTour Teams
UCI Professional Continental Teams
UCI Continental Teams—America Tour
UCI Continental Team—Europe Tour

ReferencesEdit

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