Back-to-Back Wins For Nacer Bouhanni At Tour of China

Flying Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.Fr) has made it two from two, winning the third stage of the 2013 Tour of Beijing. Bouhanni prevailed in a sprint finish on a day where it was expected that a mountain man would take the spoils with seven climbs on the challenging 176km parcours. Australian Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE) was second, just shading Russian Aleksei Tsatevich (Katusha) … [Read more...]

Adam Hansen Racing Tour of China For Lotto – Belisol

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Adam Hansen is the iron man of world cycling. The Lotto Belisol super domestique raced the Tour Down Under - the opening WorldTour event of the year - and his journey to Beijing has taken him via the Grand Tours of Italy, France and Spain, as well as the world championships in the Netherlands. In riding all three Grand Tour’s in the same year he became just the second Australian and only … [Read more...]

Champion Systems’ Kemps Runner-Up On Tour of China Stage 2

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Xlan, China – Champion System Pro Cycling Team's Aaron Kemps was second and Anuar Manan finished eighth Saturday on Stage 2 of the Tour of China while their teammate, Gang Xu, retained the white jersey as "best China rider." Alexander Serebryakov of Team Type 1 beat Kemps in the sprint at the end of the 10-lap, 100-kilometer circuit race. Kemps said he tried to save his energy by riding in … [Read more...]

Vladimir Efimkin picks up bonus seconds and rises to 3rd overall in Tour of China

XI'AN, China, Sep 10 - Team Type 1 - SANOFI rider Vladimir Efimkin rose to third overall in the general classification at the Tour of China on Saturday after taking bonus seconds during a daylong breakaway at a rainy circuit race in Xi'an. Efimkin, who lives in Sacramento, escaped with two other riders during the 129km race, and said a stage win seemed within reach. "Victory was right there, … [Read more...]

Rosskopf flies into 2nd at Tour of China prologue

XI'AN, China, Sep 9 - Team Type 1 - SANOFI rider Joey Rosskopf rose to the occasion on Friday, with a lightning fast prologue time trial at the Tour of China. Rosskopf, from Georgia, finished the 5.5km race against the clock in 6:59.35, one second behind stage winner Aleksei Markov of Russia. "Joey missed the leader's jersey here by one second. He blazed the TT for second place, and was … [Read more...]

Elite Peloton Set For Tour of Beijing Opening

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PARIS, April 6, 2011 (AFP) - Cycling's elite peloton are set to significantly boost their air miles tally by competing in the inaugural Tour of Beijing in October, following an agreement signed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) Wednesday. UCI chief Pat McQuaid has been proactive in taking the sport out of its traditional heartland of Europe in a bid to widen its appeal, and is … [Read more...]

China To Stage Major Multi-City Stage Race

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BEIJING - China is preparing to host a major cycling event next month that will pass through seven cities, in the hope that it will eventually be on a par with the Tour de France, organizers said. The Tour of China will begin on September 10 in the ancient capital of Xian, home to the Terracotta Warriors, and end in the northern port city of Tianjin on September 20, covering 2,000 kilometres … [Read more...]