Tour of Virginia registration opens

Registration for the 2007 edition of the Tour of Virginia is now open. The race will feature seven stages over six days and will take place April 24 - 29. With the Tour of Virginia's recent upgrade to National Racing Calendar (NRC) status, and with Tour de L'Avenir becoming a national team only event, registration is expected to fill up early as the international appeal of the race has increased.

The tour will be based in Troy, Virginia, and is run by executive director Matt Butterman. 2007 is the fifth year for the race, which is held on some of the the state's most quiet and scenic roads. Formerly known as the Tour of Shenandoah, the race has a history of highlighting young stars and in 2006 it formally announced itself as a race primarily for U25 riders.

The slogan for the race is "Showcasing North America's Rising Stars," and along with young talent the race helps to promote public awareness about how to control the onset of diabetes and reduce the complications through exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

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