Chicchi wins Tour of Missouri stage -

Chicchi wins Tour of Missouri stage

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Italian Francesco Chicchi won the sixth stage of the Tour of Missouri.

Chicchi, riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, completed Saturday's 110.3-mile stage in a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 41 seconds. He received a special Pony Express statue from St. Joseph Mayor Ken Shearin.

American David Zabriskie, riding for Garmin-Slipstream, finished in the pack, but retained the Missouri Tourism Leader's Jersey.

Norway's Thor Hushovd, of Cervelo Test Team, and Argentina's Lucas Sebastian Haedo, of Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, finished second and third, respectively.

The riders finish with a circuit stage in Kansas City on Sunday.

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