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Sunday, September 14, 2008

What's the forecast for Stage 7?

From all appearances, the worst of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ike has passed through the St. Louis area. Weather.com is reporting a 30 percent chance of rain at the 2 p.m. start of Stage 7 of the Tour of Missouri, which will begin and end at St. Louis City Hall on Market Street. The chance of rain goes down to 20 percent by 3 p.m.

It will, however, be rather windy. Northwest winds of 19 to 23 mph are expected throughout the stage, with gusts of up to 45 mph. A wind advisory is in effect until 4 p.m.

The worst of the rain passed through the St. Louis roughly between 8 and 9 a.m., and it is heading to Chicago and Michigan.

On a related note, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch did a nice profile of Christian Vande Velde, the Illinois native who most likely will cross the line this afternoon as the 2008 champion of the Tour of Missouri. Reporter Kathleen Nelson also talked to his father, one-time racer John Vande Velde, about his son's early days on the bike.


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