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  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 4

    - Oct 10, 2011
    Stunning scenery and opportunities to glimpse the Great Wall of China underscored today’s undulating 189.5km stage, from Yanqing Gui Chuan Square to Olympic Water Park, as the best yet. Our kamikaze driver, upon whom I bestowed...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 3

    - Oct 8, 2011
    Finally, some proper hills. The 158km third stage, from Men Tou Gou to Yong Ning, featured three category one climbs, including an epic descent – the type that seems to contradict the theory that engineers are...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 2

    - Oct 6, 2011
    Struck hard by illness and languishing in the bottom heap of the 152 rider peloton, Samuel Sanchez was expected to remain outside the major placings during today’s 148km second stage from Bird’s Nest Plaza to Men...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 1

    - Oct 6, 2011
    World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin blitzed the opening individual time trial (ITT) around Beijing’s Olympic Park course, dispatching the 11.3km distance in 13 minutes, 34 seconds (50km/h average speed) to secure the red leader’s jersey....
  • Trek China’s game plan for growth

    - Oct 6, 2011
    Trek Bicycle Corporation began direct market activities in China in 2005, launching with 20 independent retailers and two Trek Concept stores. In 2011, Trek China boasts 260 retail outlets nationwide. Whilst general economic growth has been...
  • Early morning bike ride in Beijing

    - Oct 5, 2011
    For the UCI, local knowledge and expertise has been crucial in taking the first Tour of Beijing WorldTour road cycling race from concept to reality. The same applies for visiting cyclists that plan to navigate Beijing’s...
  • China’s National Cycling team faces first WorldTour test

    - Oct 5, 2011
    At the opening ceremony of the 2011 Tour of Beijing – Asia’s inaugural and only UCI WorldTour event – 18 of the world’s best professional cycling teams took turns stepping onto a glittering stage for their...
  • A ride with Shanghai’s Flying Hairy Legs cycling group

    - Sep 30, 2011
    Formed in 2000, FHL (Flying Hairy Legs) is an eclectic group of expat and local Chinese road cyclists braving the often-hazardous ring roads, secondary motorways and city streets of Shanghai’s urban sprawl, whilst providing a great...
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