Tour of Beijing review: Gilbert brings down the curtain on 2014

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.

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Vattenfall Cyclassics preview

Sunday sees the 18th edition of the Vattenfall Cyclassics; the latest in a string of races to please the sprinters and classics specialists. It’s not the most prestigious race, but it nevertheless provides a valuable opportunity to pick up some WorldTour points and to get some hard racing into the legs before the World Championships.

It’s a race that always produces fast, aggressive riding, with the classics specialists looking to spoil the sprint teams’ fun.

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