Capitalising on a revised second day parcours to take victory, Philippe Gilbert clung on to Dan Martin‘s wheel on the queen stage to secure the overall in the final edition of the Tour of Beijing, consigning the Irishman to the runner-up spot for the second year running.
It’s October, the nights are drawing in, and the beautiful Race of the Falling Leaves is a but a fond memory. This can only mean one thing. Yes the Tour of Beijing is upon us, and with it the official end of the WorldTour race calendar.
It’s that time of year, isn’t it? Still feeling a little wistful for the Tour de France yet not quite ready to face the Vuelta. But there’s no need to fall into cycling despondency because there are some fantastic week-long stage races at this time of year, and none more so than this week’s tenth edition of the Eneco Tour.