Michael Barry (CAN) of Team Columbia broke away from a lead group of 20 riders, with less than 10 miles to go before the final circuits and won Stage Four of the 2008 Tour of Missouri from Lebananon to Rolla. Barry finished 46 seconds ahead Eric Baumann (GER) of Sparkasse, who edged out third place finisher Danilo Wyss (SUI) of the BMC Racing Team.
Christian Vande Velde’s (Garmin-Chipotle) fourth place finish keeps him in the leader’s jersey going into Stage Five with an 18-second lead over Michael Rogers (AUS) of Team Columbia. Svein Tuft (CAN) of Symetrics remains in third place. 2007 Tour of Missouri winner George Hincapie (Team Columbia) remains in fourth place, with Vande Velde’s teammate Tom Danielson (USA) in fifth place.
Stage five will be raced under rainy skies from Rolla to Jefferson City.