Professional Cycling For the Fans - Tour of Beijing 2011
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10-05-11, 01:40 PM
Tour of Beijing is on!
I had a question after the first stage TT... Why weren't they allowed to ride TT bikes? I heard commentators mention they were forbidden but not why.
Also, man that smog is thick...
Velo News is reporting that the teams decided among themselves to leave the TT setups at home due tot he hassle of shipping it all to China.
10-05-11, 02:04 PM
Martin powers to TT win as Beijing tour debuts with curious peloton (http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/10/news/martin-powers-to-tt-win-as-beijing-tour-debuts-with-curious-peloton_194369)
10-05-11, 08:54 PM
Flipping through the channels earlier today and saw it on, this was the first time I stumbled upon the ToB. I had no idea that this race even existed, I figured after la Vuelta the pros just waited until next season. Was cool to see this odd first stage.
 Upon further research, found out this is the first time its being held
10-06-11, 10:31 AM
Odd indeed. I was disappointed in the crowds...or rather, lack thereof.
Apparently, no one in the peloton wants to eat the beef.
10-08-11, 08:01 AM
Haussler wins in Men Tou Gou - October 6, Stage 2: Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium - Men Tou Gou 137km (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-beijing-wt/stage-2/results)
10-08-11, 08:02 AM
Roche beats Deignan in Yong Ning Town -October 7, Stage 3: Men Tou Gou - Yong Ning Town 162km (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-beijing-wt/stage-3/results)
Tour of Beijing, Stage 3: Eijssen Injured
BMC Racing Team's Yannick Eijssen was knocked out of the Tour of Beijing Friday when course signage was blown into his path by a low-flying TV helicopter.
Video of Roche post race:
10-08-11, 08:03 AM
Viviani leads Liquigas-Cannondale 1-2 - October 8, Stage 4: Yan Qing Gui Chuan Square - Shunyi Olympic Rowing/Canoeing Centre 189.5km (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-beijing-wt/stage-4/results)
10-09-11, 06:37 AM
All throughout the ToB the roads have looked empty, deserted of spectators. What's the point of having a cycling event in such an oppressive country that fans can't even have viewing access to the riders/race? I remember seeing the same thing during the Olympics.
Cycling News noticed it too. (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-of-beijing-slowly-opens-for-spectators)
10-09-11, 06:38 AM
Galimzyanov gets green with final stage win - October 9, Stage 5: Tian An Men Square - Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium 118km (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-of-beijing-wt/stage-5/results)
10-09-11, 06:39 AM
1 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad
2 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
4 Steven Cummings (GBr) Team Sky
5 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
6 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank
7 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale
8 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana
9 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep
10 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep
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