2009 Tour of Missouri

The 2009 Tour of Missouri was the third annual edition of a professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Missouri. It began on September 7, 2009 with seven days of racing. The Tour of Missouri is considered the second highest profile domestic race in the United States this year, bettered only by the Tour of California. Television coverage of the race will be limited to daily 30 minute recorded highlights on Versus, and some local TV station coverage. Live streaming of the race will be available for all stages online via the Official Tour of Missouri web site Tour Tracker and the Universal Sports web site.[1]

2009 Tour of Missouri
UCI America Tour
Race details
DatesSeptember 7–13
Stages7
Distance612.5 mi (985.7 km)
Winning time22h 26' 56"
Results
Winner  David Zabriskie (USA) (Garmin–Slipstream)
  Second  Gustav Larsson (SWE) (Team Saxo Bank)
  Third  Marco Pinotti (ITA) (Team Columbia–HTC)

Points  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Cervélo TestTeam)
Mountains  Moisés Aldape (MEX) (Team Type 1)
Youth  Dario Cataldo (ITA) (Quick-Step)
  Team Team Saxo Bank
← 2008

TeamsEdit

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

September 7, St. Louis Circuit Race - 75 mi (121 km)
Numerous attacks were launched on the 7.5 mile circuit, but only the trio of Tomas Vaitkus, Chris Anker Sørensen, and Moisés Aldape were able to stay away for any significant amount of time, picking up the majority of bonus seconds for the stage. Team Columbia–HTC kept close tabs on the break, keen to lead out sprinter Mark Cavendish. Thor Hushovd launched the sprint with a broken wheel, sustained just before the sprint, but was passed by Cavendish and Juan José Haedo.[2]

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia–HTC 2h 43' 56"
2   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
3   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
4   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
5   Martin Gilbert (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
6   Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
7   Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
8   Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
9   John Murphy (USA) OUCH–Maxxis s.t.
10   Mike Friedman (USA) Garmin–Slipstream s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)     Team Columbia–HTC 2h 43' 56"
2   Moisés Aldape (MEX) Team Type 1 + 2"
3   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank + 4"
4   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana + 4"
5   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam + 6"
6   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN)  Team Saxo Bank + 6"
7   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas + 10"
8   Martin Gilbert (CAN) Planet Energy + 10"
9   Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG) Colavita–Sutter Home + 10"
10   Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team + 10"

Stage 2Edit

September 8, Ste. Genevieve - Cape Girardeau, 112.4 mi (180.9 km)
Timmy Duggan, Kiel Reijnen and François Parisien were able to form the day's main breakaway at 57 kilometers, but Team Columbia–HTC and Team Saxo Bank reeled them in on behalf of their sprinters. Mark Cavendish was once again able to get on Thor Hushovd's wheel, and took his second win in as many days.[3]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)    Team Columbia–HTC 4h 16' 53"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
3   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
4   Brett Lancaster (AUS) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
5   Martin Gilbert (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
6   Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
7   Davide Malacarne (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
8   Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9   Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
10   Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)     Team Columbia–HTC 7h 00' 29"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam + 10"
3   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank + 10"
4   Moisés Aldape (MEX)  Team Type 1 + 12"
5   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana + 14"
6   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 16"
7   Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 17"
8   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia–HTC + 17"
9   Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 18"
10   Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team + 10"

Stage 3Edit

September 9, Farmington - Rolla, 114.3 mi (183.9 km)

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervélo TestTeam 4h 26' 50"
2   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
3   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
4   Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
5   Mark Cavendish (GBR)    Team Columbia–HTC s.t.
6   John Murphy (USA) OUCH–Maxxis s.t.
7   Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
8   David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
9   Andrew Pinfold (CAN) OUCH–Maxxis s.t.
10   Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR)    Cervélo TestTeam 11h 27' 19"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR)  Team Columbia–HTC + 0"
3   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank + 4"
4   Moisés Aldape (MEX)  Team Type 1 + 12"
5   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana + 14"
6   Mike Friedman (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 14"
7   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick-Step + 16"
8   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 16"
9   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia–HTC + 17"
10   Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 17"

Stage 4Edit

September 10, St. James - Jefferson City, 109.2 mi (175.7 km)
Mark Cavendish, the winner of the first two stages, did not start stage 4 due to respiratory illness.[4]
Another day-long breakaway was formed containing Bernard Van Ulden, Jeff Louder, Bradley White and Michael Creed. The Cervélo TestTeam and Garmin–Slipstream led peloton never let them get much more than three minutes advantage. They were finally caught just before the finishing circuit, a three lap circuit containing the "Capital wall". Multiple attacks were launched on the steep hill, but none succeeded. There was a large crash in the back of the field, claiming George Hincapie and the stage winner's brother, Lucas Sebastian Haedo. Juan José Haedo was able to outsprint yellow and green jersey holder Thor Hushovd to take the stage win and the yellow jersey.[5]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank 4h 07' 55"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR)    Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
3   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
4   Daniel Oss (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
5   Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
6   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia–HTC s.t.
7   Kevin Lacombe (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
8   Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10   Moisés Aldape (MEX)  Team Type 1 s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1   Juan José Haedo (ARG)   Team Saxo Bank 15h 35' 08"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR)  Cervélo TestTeam + 0"
3   Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick-Step + 18"
4   Moisés Aldape (MEX)  Team Type 1 + 18"
5   Mike Friedman (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 20"
6   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Astana + 20"
7   Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1 + 21"
8   Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team + 21"
9   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 22"
10   Michael Rogers (AUS) Team Columbia–HTC + 23"

Stage 5Edit

September 11, Sedalia 19 mi (31 km) (ITT)

Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin–Slipstream 36' 30"
2   Gustav Larsson (SWE) Team Saxo Bank + 30"
3   Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell + 44"
4   Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia–HTC + 45"
5   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana + 1' 09"
6   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step + 1' 10"
7   Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies + 1' 12"
8   Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell + 1' 15"
9   Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 18"
10   Rory Sutherland (AUS) OUCH–Maxxis + 1' 22"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA)   Garmin–Slipstream 16h 12' 04"
2   Gustav Larsson (SWE) Team Saxo Bank + 30"
3   Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell + 44"
4   Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia–HTC + 45"
5   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step + 1' 02"
6   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana + 1' 09"
7   Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell + 1' 15"
8   Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 16"
9   Rory Sutherland (AUS) OUCH–Maxxis + 1' 22"
10   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 1' 30"

Stage 6Edit

September 12, Chillicothe - Saint Joseph 110.3 mi (177.5 km)

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas 3h 41' 41"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR)   Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
3   Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
4   Kevin Lacombe (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
5   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia–HTC s.t.
6   Martin Gilbert (CAN) Planet Energy s.t.
7   Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing Team s.t.
8   Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
9   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step s.t.
10   Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA)   Garmin–Slipstream 19h 53' 45"
2   Gustav Larsson (SWE) Team Saxo Bank + 30"
3   Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell + 44"
4   Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia–HTC + 45"
5   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step + 1' 02"
6   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana + 1' 09"
7   Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell + 1' 14"
8   Dominique Cornu (BEL) Quick-Step + 1' 15"
9   Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 16"
10   Rory Sutherland (AUS) OUCH–Maxxis + 1' 22"

Stage 7Edit

September 13, Kansas City circuit race - 72.3 mi (116.4 km)

Stage 7 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Martin Gilbert (CAN) Planet Energy 2h 33' 11"
2   Andrew Pinfold (CAN) OUCH–Maxxis s.t.
3   Thor Hushovd (NOR)   Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
4   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team Columbia–HTC s.t.
5   Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
6   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
7   John Murphy (USA) OUCH–Maxxis s.t.
8   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step s.t.
9   Davide Frattini (ITA) Colavita–Sutter Home s.t.
10   Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA)   Garmin–Slipstream 22h 26' 56"
2   Gustav Larsson (SWE) Team Saxo Bank + 30"
3   Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team Columbia–HTC + 42"
4   Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell + 44"
5   Dario Cataldo (ITA)   Quick-Step + 1' 02"
6   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana + 1' 09"
7   Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell + 1' 13"
8   Dominique Cornu (BEL) Quick-Step + 1' 15"
9   Lars Bak (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 16"
10   Rory Sutherland (AUS) OUCH–Maxxis + 1' 22"

Jersey progressEdit

Stage
(Winner)
General classification
 
Sprint Classification
 
Mountains Classification
 
Youth Classification
 
Aggressive Rider
 
Team Classification
0Stage 1
(Mark Cavendish)
Mark Cavendish Mark Cavendish Chris Anker Sørensen Mark Cavendish Moisés Aldape Quick-Step
0Stage 2
(Mark Cavendish)
Moisés Aldape François Parisien
0Stage 3
(Thor Hushovd)
Thor Hushovd Thor Hushovd Matt Wilson
0Stage 4
(Juan José Haedo)
Juan José Haedo Dario Cataldo Bradley White
0Stage 5
(David Zabriskie)
David Zabriskie no award Team Saxo Bank
0Stage 6
(Francesco Chicchi)
Jeremy Hunt
0Stage 7
(Martin Gilbert)
Michael Barry
0Final
David Zabriskie Thor Hushovd Moisés Aldape Dario Cataldo Team Saxo Bank

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyclingfans.com: Live Coverage Options and Schedules
  2. ^ "Cavendish sprints to win in Missouri opener". Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-09-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Cavendish goes two for two in Missouri". Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Cavendish takes early exit from Missouri". Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Haedo finally takes stage victory". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-09-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit