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Tour of Connecticut to feature new dates, fall foliage

Promoters of the Tour of Connecticut, announced today that the 2006 race will be held over the weekend of September 17 and 18 - a change from the traditional May dates of the event. The new fall date will no doubt be a welcomed change from the spring showers of last year's race, and might even include a few turning leaves. Race promoter John Eustice hopes that new date will benefit from the new USPRO Road Championships taking place a few weeks earlier. "The new date will follow Sparta Cycling’s Univest Grand Prix on September 9 and 10, and the new United States Professional Championship held over the Labor Day weekend," said Eustice. The Tour of Connecticut began as the Housatonic Valley Classic in 2001.

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