Tour of Bejing (9th October - 13th October)

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Jan 11, 2010
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At least the race was better than last year. Still it could do with one slightly more decisive climb, the only meaningful difference in this race was made on a descent.
 
Sep 14, 2011
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A good race and excellent stage today. Fair play to Hesjedal for making it exciting but still delighted that Cummings won. That said, an equally exciting race could and should have been held somewhere else.
 
Aug 9, 2012
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I'm happy seeing two Norwegians top three in the stage today. Sorry Canada he's ours. :D

I'm pleased with EBHs performance over the week. Sky looked really weak at the beginning but the young guys have improved. I'm impressed that Puccio could stay with the lead group and help EBH today.


On the Tour of Beijing, I liked it. But the coverage was rather weak even by cycling standards. To little of the stages were shown. Usually just the end in stages that were likely to provide some action much earlier. No graphics with distance remaining and time between groups. Just intermittently. The Norwegian commentator is good, but without the needed info he can only do so much.

I think cycling needs to be a bit more creative in providing real time information. They can use gps, soon Gallileo to provide a good overview. If they want they could probably provide live streaming from the bikes themselves over the Internet before the TV production starts.

But that's for the future I guess.

Btw. You could actually see some Chinese people today.:p
 
May 19, 2011
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second year TOB is already way much better than first year, partly due to fantastic weather. Hopefully they will do an even better job next year, I hope to see some sharp hill top finishes.:D
 
Stage 2,3 and 4 were all good and in stage 5 the breakaway fight was ok.

Martin winning was great, EBHs' attack was great and it was nice to see a young sprinter win. Stage 5 was good for Cummings and nice to see Hesjedal drop everyone.
 
Oct 25, 2010
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This race needs to go away...makes the eneco tour look exciting...I know it is the end of the season and we are all sorta jonesing...but come on...:p
 
Apr 26, 2010
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From the limited coverage I saw on free to air TV here in Aus, it looked very sterile - wether it's the lack of interest in pro cycling at the moment over there, or other factors, it gave me the feeling akin to a football match played behind closed doors, no atmosphere.
 
Jul 2, 2012
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This race at least once again exemplified some of the shortcomings of both the CQ and UCI World Tour rankings:
Martin got more points for this race than Boonen for P-R
 

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