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Old 10-05-11, 01:40 PM   #1
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Tour of Beijing 2011

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...

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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.

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Martin powers to TT win as Beijing tour debuts with curious peloton
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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.

[edit] Upon further research, found out this is the first time its being held

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Odd indeed. I was disappointed in the crowds...or rather, lack thereof.

Apparently, no one in the peloton wants to eat the beef.

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Haussler wins in Men Tou Gou - October 6, Stage 2: Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium - Men Tou Gou 137km
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Roche beats Deignan in Yong Ning Town -October 7, Stage 3: Men Tou Gou - Yong Ning Town 162km

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:
[video]http://bcove.me/daro0kus[/video]

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Viviani leads Liquigas-Cannondale 1-2 - October 8, Stage 4: Yan Qing Gui Chuan Square - Shunyi Olympic Rowing/Canoeing Centre 189.5km
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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.
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Galimzyanov gets green with final stage win - October 9, Stage 5: Tian An Men Square - Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium 118km
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Final Results:

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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