Tour of Beijing
Stage 3: Men Tou Gou - Badaling Great Wall - Stage Details

Recap:

Christian Meier spent the day in a five rider breakaway before leading the race alone on the Great Wall of China. Meier was part of a move that formed early on in the stage. He attacked his breakmates inside the final 15 kilometers and forged ahead alone before the peloton caught him with eight kilometers left to race

With the race back together ahead of the finish, Simon Clarke kept himself well-positioned on the final climb to finish in 11th place. 

"The plan on stage three was to put Christian Meier in a breakaway in the second half of the race. An opportunity came earlier than expected, and he took it. It may have been too early, but sometimes a race decides when is the right time. Christian went when he saw a chance." - Sports Director Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 4:05:08
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) - Garmin - Sharp ST
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) - Sky Procycling ST
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
5 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) - Movistar Team ST
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) - Rabobank Cycling Team ST
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) - Liquigas-Cannondale ST
8 Moreno Moser (Ita) - Liquigas-Cannondale ST
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) - BMC Racing Team ST
10 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) - Lampre - ISD ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
31 Allan Davis (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:30
33 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:37
39 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:47
63 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:09
101 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:25
103 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST