Tour of Missouri canceled. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon losing cycling vote (updated)

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Update (7:31 a.m. May 28): The Tour of Missouri is officially canceled. Our St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, reports that the announcement came in an e-mail sent to sponsors on Thursday.

“[W]e regrettably inform you of the cancellation of the 2010 Tour of

Missouri,” wrote Steve Brunner, sales director of marketing agency KOM Sports. “While we worked honestly and diligently

through the process on a presenting sponsorship for Missouri Tourism,

things beyond our control have officially forced us to make a final

decision on the 2010 event.”

Original story (3:45 p.m. May 27): Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is about to lose the cycling vote — if he hasn’t already. The folks behind the Tour of Missouri say this year’s five-day, 500-mile race is likely dead.

“I think that while Jay [Nixon] is in office,

we’re going to be dormant,” Tour of Missouri chairman Mike Weiss told our sister paper, the Riverfront Times.

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