Benat Intxausti Wins Tour of Beijing 4th Stage, Takes Lead

BEIJING, Oct 14, 2013 (AFP) - Spain's Benat Intxausti launched a dominant attack on the long final climb of the day to win the fourth stage of the Tour of Beijing Monday and seize the leader's red jersey. The Movistar rider made his move just over two kilometers from the finish in Mentougou, in the hills northwest of the Chinese capital. With some of the competition's top … [Read more...]

Nacer Bouhanni Sprints To A Stage 2 Win At Tour of Beijing

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) has blasted to victory on stage two of the 2013 Tour of Beijing. The flying Frenchman was too fast for Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) and Mitch Docker (Orica GreenEdge) in the sprint in Yanqing. The win on Saturday gives the 23-year-old both his 10th victory of the season and the overall lead in the final UCI WorldTour event of the year. Stage one winner Thor Hushovd … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Sprints To Stage One Win At Tour of Beijing

BEIJING, Oct 11, 2013 (AFP) - Thor Hushovd won the first stage of the Tour of Beijing Friday, after the Norwegian timed his sprint for the finishing line to perfection. The 2010 world champion edged ahead of a crowded pack during a sprint finish to the 190.5 kilometers race, crossing the line at just over four hours and 20 minutes. Marginally behind the 35-year-old were … [Read more...]

World Champion Rui Costa Wearing Rainbow Jersey At Tour of Beijing

Recently crowned 2013 road race world champion Rui Costa (POR) will get the chance to wear his rainbow jersey at the 2013 Tour of Beijing when he headlines an impressive Movistar Team. Costa outclassed the best riders in the world in challenging weather on a gruelling course to underline his proven ability as one of the best climbers on the UCI WorldTour. The 26-year-old’s victory in … [Read more...]

Third Tour of Beijing Edition To Be Toughest Yet

The third edition of the Tour of Beijing is set to produce the most challenging course in its short history as the official route for the five-day event was unveiled today. As the final race on the WorldTour calendar for the third consecutive year, the Tour of Beijing will be held from Friday 11th to Tuesday 15th October and offers a course filled with opportunities for sprinters, breakaways … [Read more...]

Tour of Beijing Amongst Most Watched WorldTour Races

The Tour of Beijing was amongst the most watched UCI WorldTour races in 2012 research by IFM Sports has revealed. Cumulated audiences show that the 2012 Tour of Beijing, which was viewed by 146.41million people, ranked in fourth position sitting behind only the three grand tours – Tour de France (2,378.47million), Giro d’Italia (407.54million) and Vuelta a España (355.80million). The … [Read more...]

Steve Cummings Wins Final Stage In China

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BMC Racing Team's Steve Cummings out-sprinted Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) to win the final stage of the Tour of Beijing Saturday and cap a season that saw him fight back from broken bones and several bad crashes. Holding Off The Chase Cummings earned his second victory of the year in the BMC Racing Team's final race by first making a 12-man breakaway and then going off alone with Hesjedal, … [Read more...]

Cummings Wins Final Stage, But Martin Claims Crown In Tour of Beijing

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BEIJING, Oct 13, 2012 - Steve Cummings capped off a brilliant year for British cycling by taking the final stage of the Tour of Beijing on Saturday, but German Tony Martin reclaimed the title that he won last year. Cummings, who races for the BMC Racing Team, claimed victory on day five of cycling's last tour of the season by out-sprinting Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) in the final … [Read more...]

Haller Wins Tour of Beijing Stage Four

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BEIJING, Oct 12, 2012 - Marco Haller won the fourth stage of the Tour of Beijing on Friday in his first professional victory, though 2011 champion Tony Martin retained the overall lead with just one leg to go. Haller, a 21-year-old Austrian racing for Katusha Team, had a late burst to overtake Italian Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-ISD Team, who had sprinted toward the finish line. … [Read more...]

Gavazzi Takes Stage Three In Tour of Beijing

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BEIJING, Oct 11, 2012 - Francesco Gavazzi won the third stage of the Tour of Beijing in dramatic style on Thursday, but the Italian remained in second place overall behind last year's champion Tony Martin. Gavazzi, who races for Astana Pro Team, burst through in the final minutes of the race to overtake Edvald Boasson-Hagen and Dan Martin on the finishing line. Boasson-Hagen had … [Read more...]