Tour of Beijing

  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 4

    by - 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

    by - 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

    by - 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

    by - 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

    by - 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...
  • China’s National Cycling team faces first WorldTour test

    by - 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...
  • Alain Rumpf Global Cycling Promotions

    by - Sep 28, 2011
    Asia’s first WorldTour professional road cycling event will be held in Beijing, 5-9 October, but it didn’t happen by chance. Global Cycling Promotion, a relatively new commercial division of cycling’s Swiss-based governing body, the UCI, is...