Cummings takes final Tour of Beijing stage as Martin wins overall

Steve Cummings and Ryder Hesjedal, Tour of Beijing 2012, stage five

Steve Cummings (BMC Racing) won the final stage of the 2012 Tour of Beijing on Saturday, out-sprinting fellow escapee Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) to take the win.

Briton Cummings and Canadian Hesjedal had been part of a larger escape group that had splintered on the final categorised climb of the day, the five kilometre ascent of Si Zuo Lou. The duo then maintained a blistering pace on the descent and run-in to the finish in Ping Gu to distance the remnants of the bunch.

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