Tour of Beijing
Stage 2: Bird’s Nest - Men Tou Gou - Stage Details

Simon Clarke rounded out the top ten on the second stage of Tour of Beijing. Tony Martin (OPQ) launched a decisive attack the descent of the day's final climb to solo to victory ahead of seven chasers followed close behind by Clarke's group of 16. 

"Tony Martin (Omega Pharma – QuickStep) launched a solo attack and broke away from the front group. Simon had lost contact with the front group at this point. He was in the third group on the road heading into the finish. It was Tony, followed by seven chasers and then the group with Simon. This group with Simon almost caught the group ahead before the finish. In the end, Simon finished second in his group to take tenth on the stage." - Sports Director Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tony Martin (Ger) - Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:53:05
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:46
3 Eros Capecchi (Ita) - Liquigas-Cannondale ST
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
5 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) - Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team ST
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) - Garmin - Sharp ST
7 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) - Rabobank Cycling Team ST
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) - Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank ST
9 David Tanner (Aus) - Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:00:50
10 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
25 Allan Davis (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:53
30 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
38 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:56
127 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:13
128 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
133 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST