2009 Tour of Missouri UCI America Tour Dates September 7–13 Stages 7 Distance 612.5 mi (985.7 km) Winning time 22h 26' 56"
2009 was the third annual edition of a professional Tour of Missouri 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.
Stage 1 [ edit ]
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.
Stage 1 Results
General Classification after Stage 1
Stage 2 [ edit ]
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.
Stage 2 Results
General Classification after Stage 2
Stage 3 [ edit ]
Farmington - Rolla, 114.3 mi (183.9 km)
Stage 3 Results
General Classification after Stage 3
Stage 4 [ edit ]
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. 
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.
Stage 4 Results
General Classification after Stage 4
Stage 5 [ edit ]
Sedalia 19 mi (31 km) ( ITT)
Stage 5 Results
General Classification after Stage 5
Stage 6 [ edit ]
Chillicothe - Saint Joseph 110.3 mi (177.5 km)
Stage 6 Results
General Classification after Stage 6
Stage 7 [ edit ]
Kansas City circuit race - 72.3 mi (116.4 km)
Stage 7 Results
General Classification after Stage 7
Jersey progress [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]