Photos from the team presentation and press conference ahead of the 2014 Tour of Beijing. Photos by Graham Watson

The Tour of Beijing brings the curtain down on the 2014 UCI WorldTour calendar, with the five-day Chinese stage race taking place over October 10-13.

Seventeen WorldTour teams take part in the event, with Astana sitting it out due to a self-imposed suspension due to its recent positive doping tests.

After a long season that started with the Tour Down Under in January, the Tour of Beijing has something of an end-of-term feel to it. It’s a feeling that will be compounded by the fact that this will be the final edition of the race.

That’s not to say that the racing won’t be hotly contested – there are several riders wishing to top up their WorldTour points account at the race and grab a final victory.

For more information on the race, see our full 2014 Tour of Beijing preview.