Tour of Beijing

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Tour of Beijing
Race details
DateOctober
RegionBeijing, China
Local name(s)环北京职业公路自行车赛
Nickname(s)环北京、环京赛
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeStage race
Web sitewww.discoverchina.com/beijing-tours Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2011 (2011)
Editions4
Final edition2014 (2014)
First winner Tony Martin (GER)
Most wins Tony Martin (GER) (2 wins)
Final winner Philippe Gilbert (BEL)

The Tour of Beijing was an annual professional stage bicycle road race held in Beijing, China.

History[edit]

Its first edition took place in October 2011, as the penultimate event in the 2011 UCI World Tour. The tour was a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covered a period of four years from 2011 to 2014. The event was a legacy of the 2008 Olympic Games and promoted Beijing as a global event city, whilst also promoting the environmental and healthy living outcomes cycling represent.[1]

In September 2014 the UCI announced that the 2014 edition of the race would be the last.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
2011  Germany Tony Martin HTC–Highroad
2012  Germany Tony Martin Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013  Spain Beñat Intxausti Movistar Team
2014  Belgium Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hood, Andrew (23 September 2014). "UCI ends Beijing tour, sets groundwork for major changes". VeloNews. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

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