Tour of Beijing

Why the Tour of Beijing will be missed: a view from the inside

The Tour of Beijing is no more. After four editions, the Chinese stage race will no longer close out the UCI WorldTour. Jane Aubrey has worked on the Tour of Beijing for the past two years and wrote the following about why the race’s cancellation is genuine shame.

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What went wrong with the Tour of Beijing

Commenting after last week’s news that the Tour of Beijing will cease to exist after next month’s race, the managers of three WorldTour teams have expressed disappointment, saying that they considered a top-level event in China to be important for the future of the sport. The UCI confirmed this week that the contract between its […]

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News Shorts – 4th July, 2012

Here’s what’s making headlines and a preview of what is coming up… Cancellara strikes; Sagan amazing; An interesting exchange between Cancellara, Cav and journalist; Needed win for RadioShack; US anti-doping charges Armstrong of cheating; Hincapie makes history; Troubles in Italy; New Hangzhou Tour in China; Lotto for the fans; Sky extends with Pinarello; Tour of […]

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THE WORLD TOUR IN CHINA – A NEW CHAPTER FOR CYCLING?

Last week I had a couple mates attend the Tour of Beijing. Putting aside all the controversy and criticism (and rightly so) about the Global Cycling Promotion, the UCI, nepotism, missing funds, etc, I’m told that the race itself was a tremendous success. Everyone had a great time, the riders apparently loved it and were treated to 5 […]

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Interview with Alain Rumpf | Tour of Beijing

The inaugural Tour of Beijing will be taking place next week. It is the UCI’s crown jewel of the globalization of cycling which has been UCI President Pat McQuaid’s priority since becoming president in 2005. Alain Rumpf is the Director of the Global Cycling Promotion who is in charge of these efforts. My mate Cam […]

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