Video: 2012 could and should have been better, says Malori

Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD).

Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD). (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

While the flat roads on the opening stage of the Tour of Beijing meant that any breakaway attempts had little chance of success, Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) was one of five escapees who looked to defy the odds by zipping off the front of the peloton shortly after it had left the imposing surrounds of Tiananmen Square.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.