The Last Tour of Beijing Stage Ends With A New Winner

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) has been crowned as the third and final champion of the Tour of Beijing, the Belgian joining two-time winner Tony Martin and Benat Intxausti as the winner of Asia’s only WorldTour event. Gilbert confirmed his overall victory following today’s 117km race finale in which Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) took out a bunch sprint at the Bird’s Nest Piazza ahead of Greg … [Read more...]

Mountain Magic For Dan Martin, At Tour of Beijing

It was the closest of finishes but Philippe Gilbert (BMC) has managed to hold onto the overall lead at the 2014 Tour of Beijing with Dan Martin reigning supreme on the mountain-top finish for the 157km Queen stage of the final WorldTour event of the season. Martin crossed the finish line at Mentougou Miaofeng in a time of 4:12:14, just two seconds ahead of a charging trio of Esteban Chaves … [Read more...]

Philipe Gilbert Wins In Beijing Stage 2, Takes The Lead

BMC Racing Team's Philippe Gilbert timed his sprint to perfection Saturday, coming around Janse Van Rensburg (Team Giant-Shimano) on the final curve of a shortened Stage 2 of the Tour of Beijing to take the win and move into the overall lead. 'Did Not Want To Go First' Inside of 100 meters to go, Van Rensburg took the lead. But Gilbert and his BMC teammachine SLR01 overtook him with 25 meters … [Read more...]

Team Sky Looking For Top Step On Tour of Beijing Podium

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Team Sky has assembled an impressive squad for the fourth edition of the Tour of Beijing, eager to improve on their run of podium finishes at the season ending UCI WorldTour event. The British outfit has had a rider finish in third on the General Classification every year since the inaugural Tour of Beijing in 2011 through the exploits of Chris Froome (2011), Edvald Boasson Hagen (2012) and … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma-Quick Step Roster For Tour of Beijing

OPQS has announced the selection for Tour of Beijing, a 764.5km stage race taking place from October 10th until October 14th. All stages are less than 180km in distance with the shortest being Stage 5 (117km), and the longest in distance being Stage 3 (175km). Despite climbing early on in the stage race, there is no uphill finish until Mentougou Miaofeng mountain at the end of Stage 4 (157km). … [Read more...]

Team Astana Forced Out Of Tour of Beijing For Doping Enforcement

MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 (AFP) - The Astana cycling team home to Touyr de France champion Vincenzo Nibali will not compete in the upcoming Tour of Beijing after they enforced the rules of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) whereby a team is automatically suspended for a week because of two doping infractions within a year. The decision by Astana, who are run by controversial former … [Read more...]

Tour of Beijing Hit By Contador And Valverde Withdrawals

MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 (AFP) - Spanish cycling stars Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde both withdrew from the last WorldTour event of the season the Tour of Beijing on Monday. Contador, who gained rich consolation for his early exit from this year's Tour de France by winning the Tour of Spain, fell on the final corner of Sunday's Tour of Lombardy and said after training on Monday he … [Read more...]

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...]