2011 Tour of Beijing
|2011 UCI World Tour, race 25 of 26|
|Distance||613.8 km (381.4 mi)|
|Winning time||13h 39' 11" (44.957 km/h or 27.935 mph)|
|Winner||Tony Martin (Germany)||(HTC-Highroad)|
|Second||David Millar (Great Britain)||(Garmin-Cervélo)|
|Third||Chris Froome (Great Britain)||(Team Sky)|
|Points||Denis Galimzyanov (Russia)||(Team Katusha)|
|Mountains||Igor Antón (Spain)||(Euskaltel-Euskadi)|
|Youth||Ben King (United States)||(Team RadioShack)|
The 2011 Tour of Beijing was the inaugural running of the Tour of Beijing cycling stage race. It started with an individual time trial around the Beijing Olympic Village on 5 October and finished at the Bird's Nest on 9 October.
The race covered 614.3 kilometres (381.7 mi) across Beijing over five stages, and was the first race to be owned by Global Cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, a move which raised some controversy. It was the 25th race of the UCI World Tour season.
The race was won by HTC-Highroad rider Tony Martin, after winning the opening time trial stage and maintaining his advantage to the end of the race. Martin's winning margin over runner-up David Millar of Garmin-Cervélo was 17 seconds, and Team Sky's Chris Froome completed the podium, 9 seconds behind Millar and 26 seconds down on Martin. In the race's other classifications, Denis Galimzyanov of Team Katusha won the points classification, Euskaltel-Euskadi's Igor Antón won the mountains classification, Ben King finished on top of the young rider classification, with Team Sky topping the teams classification.
|1||October 5||Bird's Nest to Water Cube||11.3 km (7 mi)||Individual Time Trial||Tony Martin (GER)|
|2||October 6||Bird's Nest to MenTouGou||133.5 km (83 mi)||Flat Stage||Heinrich Haussler (AUS)|
|3||October 7||MenTouGou to YongNing Town||162.0 km (101 mi)||Mountain Stage||Nicolas Roche (IRL)|
|4||October 8||YanQing Gui Chuan Square to Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park||189.5 km (118 mi)||Mountain Stage||Elia Viviani (ITA)|
|5||October 9||Tiananmen Square to Bird's Nest||118.0 km (73 mi)||Flat Stage||Denis Galimzyanov (RUS)|
As the race was held under the auspices of the UCI World Tour, all eighteen ProTour teams were invited automatically. Together with a selection of Chinese riders forming the Chinese National Cycling Team this formed the event's 19-team peloton.
The 19 teams invited to the race were:
|Stage 1 Result and General Classification after Stage 1
6 October 2011 – Bird's Nest to MenTouGou, 133.5 km (83.0 mi)
|Stage 2 Result
|General Classification after Stage 2
7 October 2011 – MenTouGou to YongNing Town, 162.0 km (100.7 mi)
|Stage 3 Result
|General Classification after Stage 3
8 October 2011 – YanQing Gui Chuan Square to Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, 189.5 km (117.7 mi)
|Stage 4 Result
|General Classification after Stage 4
9 October 2011 – Tiananmen Square to Bird's Nest, 118.0 km (73.3 mi)
|Stage 5 Result
|Final General Classification
||Young rider classification
|1||Tony Martin||Tony Martin||no award||Tony Martin||Alex Dowsett||Team Sky|
|2||Heinrich Haussler||Thomas De Gendt|
|3||Nicolas Roche||Igor Antón||Chris Froome||Ben King|
|4||Elia Viviani||Denis Galimzyanov|
|Final||Tony Martin||Igor Antón||Denis Galimzyanov||Ben King||Team Sky|
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