Tour of Beijing
Stage 5: Tiananmen Square to Bird's Nest Piazza - Stage Details

Colombian Esteban Chaves cemented his third position overall and the best young rider jersey on the final stage of the 2014 Tour of Beijing today.

In a hectic finish, courtesy of a very late catch of two escapees in the final kilometre, 20-year-old Caleb Ewan managed to finish ninth in the messy sprint.

Bookending the year, the ORICA-GreenEDGE squad also retained their lead in the team’s classification to match that won at the first WorldTour event of the year, the Tour Down Under.

For Chaves, the WorldTour general classification podium wraps up what can only be described as an incredible comeback year.

“Esteban has had an incredible journey when you look back 12months ago he couldn’t shake your hand properly,” sport director Matt White said.

Read the full final report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida 2:40:10
2 Gregory Henderson (NZL) - Lotto Belisol ST
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - Team Sky ST
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) - Garmin Sharp ST
5 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
6 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
7 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Ag2r-La Mondiale ST
8 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky ST
9 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
10 Enrique Sanz Unzue (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
18 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
24 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
36 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
56 Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
69 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
112 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:01
129 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:40