Gateway Cup Cycling Races Roll On Despite Rain

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Organizers for Saturday's Tour De Francis Park bike race tried to tried to stay on schedule, even with remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropping waves of storms on the South City route.

Crews set up tents and signs at the start gate on Nottingham near Tamm Friday.  Those tents stayed up in torrential rains, and even after St. Louis City officials sounded a tornado warning Friday afternoon.  Organizers first stated none of the race would be cancelled.

Then Saturday morning came, and the clouds never moved.  By 8 a.m., race officials announced the first of 4 races, the Ride To Unite, a charity ride for the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments,  was cancelled.  The rain moved in less than two hours before the second race - for 10-18 year olds - was expected to take off as scheduled.  Athletes prepared to race in the rain until Saturday evening.

Website: Gateway Cup Races

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