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Gallery: Tour of Beijing team presentation

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The panda mascot

The panda mascot
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The Tour of Beijing press conference

The Tour of Beijing press conference
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Garmin Sharp at Tour of Beijing

Garmin Sharp at Tour of Beijing
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Team Europcar at Tour of Beijing

Team Europcar at Tour of Beijing
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Cannondale opted for jeans for the Tour of Beijing presentation

Cannondale opted for jeans for the Tour of Beijing presentation
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Lotto Belisol at Tour of Beijing

Lotto Belisol at Tour of Beijing
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Lampre-Merida at Tour of Beijing

Lampre-Merida at Tour of Beijing
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Trek at Tour of Beijing

Trek at Tour of Beijing
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Belkin at Tour of Beijing

Belkin at Tour of Beijing
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Movistar on stage at Tour of Beijing

Movistar on stage at Tour of Beijing
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Orica Greenedge at Tour of Beijing

Orica Greenedge at Tour of Beijing
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AG2R La Mondiale at Tour of Beijing

AG2R La Mondiale at Tour of Beijing
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Rigoberto Uran at Tour of Beijing

Rigoberto Uran at Tour of Beijing
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep at Tour of Beijing

Omega Pharma-Quickstep at Tour of Beijing
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep heads off stage

Omega Pharma-Quickstep heads off stage
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Tinkoff-Saxo at Tour of Beijing

Tinkoff-Saxo at Tour of Beijing
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BMC at Tour of Beijing

BMC at Tour of Beijing
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Giant-Shimano at Tour of Beijing

Giant-Shimano at Tour of Beijing
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The panda mascot at Tour of Beijing

The panda mascot at Tour of Beijing
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Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation

Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation
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The Tour of Beijing press conference

The Tour of Beijing press conference
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The venue for the Tour of Beijing team presentation

The venue for the Tour of Beijing team presentation
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Journalists at the Tour of Beijing

Journalists at the Tour of Beijing
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Dan Martin gives the panda some head protection

Dan Martin gives the panda some head protection
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Tour of Beijing

Tour of Beijing
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Alain Rumpf

Alain Rumpf
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Cheng Ji and Philippe Gilbert

Cheng Ji and Philippe Gilbert
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An Omega Pharma rider protected from the smog

An Omega Pharma rider protected from the smog
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Riders were concerned about air pollution, which was at a high level in Beijing

Riders were concerned about air pollution, which was at a high level in Beijing
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Daniel Martin at the Tour of Beijing press conference

Daniel Martin at the Tour of Beijing press conference
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The venue lit up for the Tour of Beijing gala

The venue lit up for the Tour of Beijing gala
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Team Katusha at the Tour of Beijing

Team Katusha at the Tour of Beijing
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Omega Pharma-Quickstep at Tour of Beijing

Omega Pharma-Quickstep at Tour of Beijing
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Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation

Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation
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Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation

Dancers perform at Tour of Beijing team presentation
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The Movistar team at Tour of Beijing

The Movistar team at Tour of Beijing
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Cycling's top teams were presented in Chongli today for the final edition of the only WorldTour race in China, the Tour of Beijing.

135 riders will line up for the five-stage race, which begins on Friday in Chongli and ends October 14 in Beijing. Only 17 teams are taking part after the Astana squad suspended itself under the rules of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) after two of its riders, Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy, tested positive for EPO and were suspended.

Defending champion Beñat Intxausti with dossard number 1 has a strong Movistar team behind him. Last year's runner up Dan Martin (Garmin Sharp) and winner of last week's Il Lombardia will be looking to unseat the Spaniard.

For a full preview of the race, click here.

Enjoy this gallery of images from the team presentations by Tim De Waele.