Tour of Beijing to end after 2014 edition

UCI president Brian Cookson says ending of race after four years is "not a disaster".

Bird's Nest stadium, Tour of Beijing 2012, stage one
(Image credit: watson)

UCI president Brian Cookson today confirmed that this year's edition of the Tour of Beijing (October 10-14) will be the last.

Speaking to French newspaper L'Equipe, Cookson admitted that the UCI has opted against renewing the four-year deal the governing body signed with Global Cycling Promotions (GCP) to stage the event.

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