Tour of China

  • InSight: China’s media ponders cycling

    by - Oct 31, 2012
    Where is pro cycling and cycling culture in China going? For most of the year, this question circles in a small fishbowl of new media (like this blog). However, the recent Tour of Beijing has helped...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 5: Tianjin Circuit Race

    by - Sep 24, 2012
    BMC Hincapie Development team notched up its second stage win in China today, courtesy of a small break that achieved the rare feat of remaining ahead in a circuit race without being snuffed out metres from...
  • Tour of China: sport and politics mix

    by - Sep 23, 2012
    Earlier this week, 11 Japanese riders and personnel quietly left the Tour of China amidst a tense Sino-Japan landscape which continues to make broadsheet headlines. The group’s departure was either elected or forced, depending on which of...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 4: Tianjin ITT

    by - Sep 23, 2012
    Just like his Formula 1 namesake, Stefan Schumacher started today’s 18.2 kilometre individual time trial in pole position and never looked back. Even an on-course mechanical wasn’t enough to stop the former Grand Tour rider from...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 3: Dezhou Circuit Race

    by - Sep 23, 2012
    A misreading of the elements by Team Type 1’s key sprinter Alexander Serebryakov presented Leonid Krasnov his opportunity to leverage the tactical nous and speed hardwired into his DNA, thus handing Rusvelo its first stage win...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 2: Jining – Jining

    by - Sep 21, 2012
    On current form, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Alexander Serebryakov could win this race. With yet another ten seconds of time bonuses from today’s stage win in the bag, the soon-to-be-out-of-contract sprinter...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 1: Huainan circuit race

    by - Sep 19, 2012
    If Alexander Serebryakov was today’s biggest winner, the biggest loser was Aisan Racing Team’s Taiji Nishitani. A stage winner last week, the diminutive Japanese sprinter was ejected from the race, along with his team, allegedly due...
  • 2012 Tour of China II Prologue

    by - Sep 18, 2012
    If not for today’s 6.2 kilometre prologue, the three day void that lies between ‘Tour of China I’ & ‘Tour of China II’ – with the underlying motive to keep teams in China for as long...
  • 2012 Tour of China I Stage 6: Wuhan – Wuhan

    by - Sep 14, 2012
    Tyler Magner of BMC Hincapie-Sportswear Development Team looked as surprised as anyone when he took his first big stage win in the UCI elite ranks today. Formerly a stagiaire with Team Type 1, the 21-year old led...
  • 2012 Tour of China I Stage 5: Zaoyang Circuit Race

    by - Sep 13, 2012
    After resting on Taiji Nishitani’s shoulders for less than 24 hours, the sprinter’s blue jersey was (figuratively; it would have been a mighty tight fit otherwise) handed over to Team Type 1 – Sanofi’s Alexander Serebryakov. It was...