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This year’s Tour of Beijing will be its swansong, with the UCI announcing that it would not renew the contract it has with the organisers. The race has been embroiled in controversy since its inception in 2011, but they will be looking to go out on a positive note when the race reaches the Bird’s nest stadium on Tuesday 14 October.
After much to-ing and fro-ing, Alberto Contador and Alejandro will not face-off for victory in the WorldTour ranking here. However, the fourth and final edition of the Tour of Beijing has still attracted some big riders who are on the hunt for WorldTour points.
BMC have put forward a strong team to tackle both the overall classification and stage victories, as they target second in the team rankings. Tejay van Garderen will head up their GC hopes with help from 2008 Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez.