Philippe Gilbert wins 2014 Tour of Beijing

Sacha Modolo takes final bunch sprint in China as Philippe Gilbert safely retains overall lead in final WorldTour race of 2014

Philippe Gilbert after stage five of the 2014 Tour of Beijing

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) won the 2014 Tour of Beijing on Tuesday after safely navigating the fast final stage to the Bird's Nest Piazza with his overall lead in the race left unchallenged.

Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) took the stage win ahead of Greg Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) in second and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in third. British sprinter Ben Swift finished eighth after assisting Sky team-mate Boasson Hagen.

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