The Garmin-Slipstream cycling team held off a steady stream of attacks on Saturday to protect Dave Zabriskie's overall lead in the 2009 Tour of Missouri bike race.
The Utah cyclist ended the day with a 30-second lead over the nearest rival as the peloton faces Sunday's last stage, a 72-mile criterium around Kansas City.
Except for Friday's individual time trial, in which Zabriskie took the overall lead in the bike race, every stage has ended in a mass sprint. The 105-mile stage from Chillicothe to St. Joseph was no exception.
Italy's Francesco Chicchi surprised Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) and Sebastien Haedo (Colavita) in a last ditch sprint to the finish. Hushovd and Haedo were battling for the win after a sprint lead-out once again broke down about a kilometer from the finish.
The final stage of the Tour of Missouri begins at 2 p.m. (Central Time) and should finish up about 5 or 6 p.m. Coverage on Universal Sports and the Tour of Missouri Tour Tracker starts at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).