2011 Tour of Beijing
|2011 UCI World Tour, race 25 of 26|
|Distance||613.8 km (381.4 mi)|
|Winning time||13h 39' 11"|
|Winner||Tony Martin (Germany)||(HTC–Highroad)|
|Second||David Millar (Great Britain)||(Garmin–Cervélo)|
|Third||Chris Froome (Great Britain)||(Team Sky)|
|Points||Denis Galimzyanov (Russia)||(Team Katusha)|
|Mountains||Igor Antón (Spain)||(Euskaltel–Euskadi)|
|Youth||Ben King (United States)||(Team RadioShack)|
The 2011 Tour of Beijing was the inaugural running of the Tour of Beijing cycling stage race. It started with an individual time trial around the Beijing Olympic Village on 5 October and finished at the Bird's Nest on 9 October.
The race covered 614.3 kilometres (381.7 mi) across Beijing over five stages, and was the first race to be owned by Global Cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, a move which raised some controversy. It was the 25th race of the UCI World Tour season.
The race was won by HTC–Highroad rider Tony Martin, after winning the opening time trial stage and maintaining his advantage to the end of the race. Martin's winning margin over runner-up David Millar of Garmin–Cervélo was 17 seconds, and Team Sky's Chris Froome completed the podium, 9 seconds behind Millar and 26 seconds down on Martin. In the race's other classifications, Denis Galimzyanov of Team Katusha won the points classification, Euskaltel–Euskadi's Igor Antón won the mountains classification, Ben King finished on top of the young rider classification, with Team Sky topping the teams classification.
|1||October 5||Bird's Nest to Water Cube||11.3 km (7 mi)||Individual Time Trial||Tony Martin (GER)|
|2||October 6||Bird's Nest to MenTouGou||133.5 km (83 mi)||Flat Stage||Heinrich Haussler (AUS)|
|3||October 7||MenTouGou to YongNing Town||162.0 km (101 mi)||Mountain Stage||Nicolas Roche (IRL)|
|4||October 8||YanQing Gui Chuan Square to Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park||189.5 km (118 mi)||Mountain Stage||Elia Viviani (ITA)|
|5||October 9||Tiananmen Square to Bird's Nest||118.0 km (73 mi)||Flat Stage||Denis Galimzyanov (RUS)|
As the race was held under the auspices of the UCI World Tour, all eighteen ProTour teams were invited automatically. Together with a selection of Chinese riders forming the Chinese National Cycling Team this formed the event's 19-team peloton.
The 19 teams invited to the race were:
|Stage 1 Result and General Classification after Stage 1
6 October 2011 – Bird's Nest to MenTouGou, 133.5 km (83.0 mi)
|Stage 2 Result
|General Classification after Stage 2
7 October 2011 – MenTouGou to YongNing Town, 162.0 km (100.7 mi)
|Stage 3 Result
|General Classification after Stage 3
8 October 2011 – YanQing Gui Chuan Square to Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, 189.5 km (117.7 mi)
|Stage 4 Result
|General Classification after Stage 4
9 October 2011 – Tiananmen Square to Bird's Nest, 118.0 km (73.3 mi)
|Stage 5 Result
|Final General Classification
||Young rider classification
|1||Tony Martin||Tony Martin||no award||Tony Martin||Alex Dowsett||Team Sky|
|2||Heinrich Haussler||Thomas De Gendt|
|3||Nicolas Roche||Igor Antón||Chris Froome||Ben King|
|4||Elia Viviani||Denis Galimzyanov|
|Final||Tony Martin||Igor Antón||Denis Galimzyanov||Ben King||Team Sky|
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