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The 120 participants from 19 countries represented in the Tour of Missouri will include Christian Vandewelde, who finished in fifth place in the 2008 Tour de France. Cyclists will enter Rolla between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 as part of the Tour of Missouri, one of the premier professional cycling races in the United States.
The riders will enter on Martin Springs Drive from Newburg. A circuit race consisting of three laps on a figure-eight course through Rolla will finish between 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. Spectators will have a good view of the race from several locations. Immediately following the finish, an awards ceremony will take place on the stage outside of Castleman Hall.
Volunteers are still needed for this event. For additional information, check out the Tour of Missouri website at http://www.tourofmissouri.com/. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in this event.
For additional information, contact Mark Potrafka, director of student life at firstname.lastname@example.org.