The U.S. will have another state tour for 2007, the Tour of Missouri. This new stage race has a UCI status which means it has to invite at least five European teams (thanks for the question Hooptie).
Some quick points:
The date is September 11th to the 16th
No host cities or courses have been picked yet.
According to Fred Rodriguez the course that has been unofficialy proposed suits his style: all-around rider who can sprint. Fred said it would be a perfect lead up to Worlds.
No set amount of years annouced. Hoping to build a tradition of having the season end in Missouri that builds up to the World Championships.
They are about 120 days out from announcing host cities. Hopefully by the beginning of the new year.
Needless to say I’m pumped at the prospect of another great stage race that attracts the sport’s elite to the States!