Tour of Missouri, Stage 6: Vande Velde Maintans G.C. Lead
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sept. 13, 2008, St. Charles, MO—Team Garmin/Chipotle-H30 rider Christian Vande Velde finished 10th in the main pack to preserve his overall lead at the Tour of Missouri.
The 96-mile stage from Hermann to St. Charles saw several attacks in an effort to shift workload onto and weaken Garmin/Chipotle-H30. But the squad responded and shut down the efforts, preserving Vande Velde’s lead heading into Sunday’s final stage.
With Mark Cavendish taking the sprint, Tyler Farrar was the top Garmin-Chipotle rider finishing sixth.
Sunday’s final stage is a 79-mile urban criterium in St. Louis.