Brian Cookson: 'New and exciting era' does not have place for Tour of Beijing

"You have to develop cycling in countries in a way that's appropriate to them" says Brian Cookson

Tour of Beijing 2012, stage three
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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) cut the Tour of Beijing from its 2015 WorldTour calendar and ended its four-year Chinese experiment with mixed results.

UCI president Brian Cookson spoke at the 2014 Road World Championships in Spain yesterday, saying that there was a "new and exciting era" with the planned reforms for 2017, but gave Beijing no place on the calendar.

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