International Tour de Toona

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International Tour de Toona
Race details
Date July
Region Altoona, Pennsylvania
English name Tour of Altoona
Nickname(s) Tour de 'Toona
Discipline road cycling
Type Multi-day multi-stage road race
Organiser Altoona Bicycle Club
Race director Larry Bilotto
First edition 1987 (1987)
Editions 22 as stage race, 2 criterium only
Final edition 2011

The International Tour de Toona was a stage bicycle race held in Central Pennsylvania in July from 1987 until 2011. The event became the largest pro-am cycling event in North America and had stages spanning Blair, Cambria, Bedford, and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania. The name was changed to The International for the 2002 edition of the race and then to the International Tour de Toona for the 2004 edition.

In 2008, tour organizers scaled back the event to a one-day criterium race in downtown Altoona. On May 22, 2009, it was announced that the 2009 Tour de Toona would be canceled due to a lack of sponsorship. The 2010 event was again a single day criterium race in downtown Altoona In 2011 the event returned to being a 4-day 4 stage race for both men and women. In 2012, the event was cancelled due to financial reasons and an announcement was made stating the event would not be held again.


Overall Winners[edit]

Year Male Winner Country Team Female Winner Country Team
1987 Greg Yoder USA Sarah Costanzo USA
1988 Gunnar Shogren USA Kathy Steel USA
1989 Greg Yoder USA Laurel Mountain Velo Club Susan DiBiase USA Laurel Mountain Velo Club
1990 Julian Dalby Ireland Toga Club Bunki Bankaitis-Davis USA US National Team
1991 Brian McDonough USA Gotham Cyclists Linda Brenneman USA TGI Friday's
1992 Graeme Miller Newzealand BRBC Karen Bliss-Livingston USA Worlds Team
1993 Scott Mercier USA Turin/ACT/Fat City Cycles Eve Stephenson USA US National Road Race Team
1994 Scott Moninger USA Coors Light Team Brooke Blackwelder USA Body Wise Team
1995 Mike Engleman USA Team Shaklee Phyllis Hines USA Montgomery-Bell
1996 Scott Mercier USA Saturn Cycling Team Linda Jackson Canada Timex-Cannondale
1997 Norman Alvis USA Saturn Cycling Team Dede Demet USA Saturn Cycling Team
1998 Charles Dionne Canada Radio-Energie Kendra Wenzel USA Saeco Timex
1999 David Clinger USA Mercury Cycling Team Anke Erlank Russia Timex
2000 Gord Fraser Canada Mercury Cycling Team Lyne Bessette Canada Saturn Cycling Team
2001 Harm Jansen Netherlands Saturn Cycling Team Geneviève Jeanson Canada RONA
2002 Danny Pate USA Prime Alliance Heather Albert USA Goldy's
2003 Tom Danielson USA Saturn Cycling Team Lyne Bessette Canada Saturn Cycling Team
2004 John Lieswyn USA Health Net-Maxxis Lyne Bessette Canada Quark Cycling Team
2005 Scott Moninger USA Health Net-Maxxis Geneviève Jeanson Canada The Bicycle Store
2006 Sergey Lagutin Uzbekistan Navigators Insurance Kristen Armstrong USA
2007 Karl Menzies Australia Health Net-Maxxis Kristin Armstrong USA Team Lipton
2008 Crit only Luis Amarán Cuba Team Cloavita/Sutter Home Laura Van Gilder USA Cheerwine Cycling
2009 no event
2010 Crit only Jeremy Grimm Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Catherine Cheatley New Zealand Colavita / Baci Pro Cycling
2011 Scott Lyttle New Zealand Pure Black Racing Janel Holcomb USA Colavita/Forno d'Asolo

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