Sunday, May 30, 2010

Vive le Tour!

As many of you know by now, the 2010 Tour of Missouri has been canceled earlier this week due to unapproved funding by Missouri's department of tourism. The Tour of Missouri is an international bicycle race that was first started back in 2007. It was ranked one of the top 5 bicycle races outside of Europe. The state only needs to fund $1 million for the week long race. Estimated state revenue would of been over $30 million. There is a slight chance that ToM can still get funding, not from Missouri's state dollars but by corporations and private sponsorships.

Q: Who are the victims in this?
A: The fans (of course), and the small towns and cities of the state of Missouri.

The ToM brought lots of business to these towns. One of the towns that will be hurt is the beautiful town of Ste Genevieve MO. I was in Genevieve last weekend for the Missouri's Road Race State Championships. I was also there last year when it hosted the start of the second stage of ToM.

Little about Ste Genevieve MO

Pics when I was in Ste Genevieve last weekend:

Ste. Genevieve: Still proud to be a host town for the Tour of Missouri, 8 months after the event.
RIP Tour of Missouri

Tour of Missouri fading away by the rains of politics.
RIP Tour of Missouri

A Bed and Breakfast
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Music Video pick:
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