Woohoo. A new cycling tour, United Texas Tour, will be the longest stage race in America. With a purse of $175,000, it should attract some good teams. It will start and finish in DFW and pass through much of North Texas, so I should be able to catch a few stages. American cycling needs some more races like this. I hope to someday see a Tour of America.
The professional cycling tour is scheduled to be the longest multi-stage race in the United States, and will pass through more than 50 Texas cities in which United Supermarkets and Market Street currently operate stores. The race is a fully sanctioned event by USA Cycling, the official governing body for professional cycling competitions in the United States.
As one of very few sanctioned events in America, the United Texas Tour can expect to attract many of the world%u2019s best national trade teams and top Division I professional racers to Texas. Set at $175,000, the race will also feature the richest purse of its kind in America.
The Tour will being in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area and for ten days will pass along the Red River through Wichita Falls, through the rugged and scenic Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, the high plains of Lubbock and the Big Country of Abilene on its way back to the Metroplex.