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The Tour of Missouri women’s criterium has expanded into a series

Last year's women's criterium held prior to the start of the Tour of Missouri has expanded this year to a four-race women's criterium series in the days leading up the men's stage race. The final event in the series, in fact, finishes on the start line of the Tour of Missouri's first stage. The Series: Sept. 4 Tour de Lafayette Sept. 5 St. Louis Hills

Last year’s women’s criterium held prior to the start of the Tour of Missouri has expanded this year to a four-race women’s criterium series in the days leading up the men’s stage race.

The final event in the series, in fact, finishes on the start line of the Tour of Missouri’s first stage.

The Series:
Sept. 4 Tour de Lafayette
Sept. 5 St. Louis Hills
Sept. 6 Giro Della Montagna
Sept. 7 Tour of Missouri Pro/Am: Women’s start at 11:45 a.m., Tour of Missouri Stage 1 start at 2:00 p.m.

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller won last year’s criterium and is planning to return to defend her title.

Organizers say national criterium champ Tina Pic and Kansas City native Kelly Benjamin (both Colavita-Sutter Home) also are expected, along with riders from Team Type 1, ValueAct Capital, Webcor, Lipsmaker, Vanderkitten and other teams.

For more information: Tour of Missouri Women’s Series page.