Wang Jianlin reached out to the UCI with an intriguing offer. His Wanda Group wanted to create a new stage race in China.
Opening rounds of 2015-2016 cyclocross World Cup confirmed for North America; UCI confirms end of GCP
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The Belgian tops Dan Martin by just three seconds in the overall standings
The Garmin-Sharp rider fends off a charge by Philippe Gilbert to win stage 4 at the Tour of Beijing
Tyler Farrar wins his first race of the season as Philippe Gilbert defends his overall lead, with a hilly finish awaiting him on Monday
Philippe Gilbert sprints to victory in a stage slashed over to air-quality concerns and takes the overall lead at the Tour of Beijing
The Spaniard went down near the finish line of Sunday's race and injured the same knee he hurt at the Tour de France
With the Tour of Almaty on Kazakhstan soil this weekend, Maxim Iglinsky's positive for EPO will put Astana's commitment to the MPCC to the test
The Tour of Beijing is left off of the 2015 schedule, and the UCI hints that major changes are on the horizon for elite men's peloton
Alain Rumpf tells VeloNews that the UCI's promotional arm is preparing for a shift in how it does business
The 30-year-old is frustrated with FDJ.fr management as he tries to find a roster spot
The Movistar rider took the overall lead in Monday's stage 4 and holds on to win in the Chinese capital
The Irishman finished second in the fourth stage at the Tour of Beijing and will likely finish the race on the podium
His new general manager at Lampre-Merida says he'll be the team's leader at next year's Tour de France
The Spanish rider attacks on the final climb and appears poised to earn the overall title
The young Oregonian is already looking forward to another season of hard work and learning the tricks of the trade
The FDJ sprinter replaces Hushovd as overall leader after winning the longest stage of the 2013 tour
The Norwegian powers to victory over Mezgec, Maes, and Petacchi
The UCI's new boss says he will take a close look at the future of Global Cycling Promotion, an arm of the UCI
While the rest of the peloton hits the beach, the younger Schleck plans to hit the road
Martin took a huge lead on stage 2 and never relinquished it
Katusha man takes his first pro win with one day to go in Beijing
UCI president dodges journalists' questions in China, says he'll talk when the UCI lawyers have completed their case file review
The Garmin-Sharp riders say their success proves that the sport has turned a corner
The Astana rider clips 10 seconds off the defending champion's lead with two stages remaining
Graham Watson snaps stage 3 of the 2012 Tour of Beijing
Andy Schleck says he'll honor the two years remaining on his RadioShack contract and that his brother's doping case isn't about doping at all
German attacks his way into a nearly unbreakable overall lead in China
Alain Rumpf, president of Global Cycling Promotions, addresses controversy surrounding the Tour of Beijing and the commercial expansion of cycling
Andy Schleck is confirmed for the Tour of Beijing, but says his real comeback will happen when he opens his 2013 season
With China and Japan feuding, Dutch squad will not contest the Tour of Beijing next month
" ... Like mystical mirages in a city congested with towers, the mountains appeared through the thick smog as we reached the outer limits of Beijing. The landscape was completely foreign to most of us. But we swiftly settled into a routine we know: the race."
Tony Martin said he takes personal satisfaction in delivering victory at the Tour of Beijing last weekend in what was HTC-Highroad's final stage race.
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BEIJING (AFP) — China's chances of producing a road cycling star of the future would increase significantly if the sport was given much needed backing from sports leaders, according to a top UCI official.
Andrew Hood snaps the final stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing.
- 1. Denis Galimzyanov (Rus), Team Katusha, 2:19:44
- 2. Juan José Haedo (Arg), Saxobank-Sungard, same time
- 3. Elia Viviani (Ita), Liquigas-Cannondale, s.t.
- 4. Matteo Trentin (Ita), Quick Step, s.t.
- 5. Davide Appollonio (Ita), Team Sky, s.t.
- 1. Tony Martin (Ger), HTC-Highroad, 13:39:11
- 2. David Millar (Gbr), Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:17
- 3. Christopher Froome (Gbr), Team Sky, at 0:26
- 4. Stephen Cummings (Gbr), Team Sky, at 0:35
- 5. Olivier Kaisen (Bel), Omega Pharma-Lotto, at 0:39
Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) claimed his first stage-race victory as world time trial champion when he won the inaugural Tour of Beijing on Sunday.
UCI president Pat McQuaid staunchly defended the Tour of Beijing as it enters its final stage Sunday and says the UCI was right in bringing the elite professional peloton to China.