The German Team Sparkasse UCI Continental cycling team has once again received in an invitation to the Tour of Missouri for 2008. The title sponsor of Team Sparkasse is Sparkassen, a German bank. Their motto is that Sparkassen is good for Germany.
The U.S. squads announced for the 2008 Tour of Missouri include Garmin-Chipotle, Columbia, Toyota-United, HealthNet presented by Maxxis, BMC, Rock Racing, Bissell, Colavita Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light, Jelly Belly, and Kelly Benefits Strategies-Medifast. Rounding out North American teams will be Mexico's Tecos and Symmetrics from Canada. Besides Sparkasse, Europe will be represented through Rabobank (Netherlands) and Liquigas (Italy).
Somebody more clever than me can do something with the rhyme Sparkasse and Liquigas.
The seven day stage race begins September 8 in St. Joseph, Missouri and will conclude September 14 with a 75 mile race on a 14 mile circuit across downtown St. Louis.