Tour of Beijing
Stage 2: Chong Li to Yanqing - Stage Details

Colombian climber Esteban Chaves challenged in the closing moments of the shortened stage two at the Tour of Beijing today, taking eighth position ahead of teammate Daryl Impey in ninth.

Due to poor air quality, the original 147.5km stage from Chong Li to Yanqing was reduced to 111km finishing at the Yan Jia Ping king of the mountain summit.

Chaves hit the front on the aggressive final kilometre climb but was unable to match the sheer power of Philippe Gilbert (BMC) who came over the top for the victory.

“Because no one knew the climb, all we knew was that there was a climb with an 8% average, we really had to just play it out,” sport director Matt White said.

Read the full stage 2 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing 2:29:02
2 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) - Team Giant Shimano ST
3 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (POR) - Lampre-Merida ST
4 Sergei Chernetski (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
5 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin-Sharp ST
6 Pieter Serry (BEL) - Omega Pharma-QuickStep ST
7 Jesus Herrada Lopez (SPA) - Movistar ST
8 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
9 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
10 Mickaël Chérel (FRA) - Ag2r-La Mondiale ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
9 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
20 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
77 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:27
83 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:38
84 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:38
118 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:09
121 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:09