May 6, 2010 (Jefferson City, MO) – The 2010 edition of the Tour of Missouri is short about one million dollars and may be cancelled reports Missourinet. State monies already budgeted for the stage race may be re-allocated due to austerity measures in Missouri. There is hope that a private sponsor may come in to fill the gap. Race organizer, Medalist Sports, may make an announcement on the subject this Friday (May 8). According to Wikipedia, the inaugural Tour of Missouri in 2007 was billed as the third highest profile domestic race in the United States and adds that the issue of public funding the bike race has become ‘a political football’.
Read more at MissouriNet and at Wikipedia.