Calm start in Beijing opener
05 October 2011

No complications for Movistar Team at opening 11k ITT -with conventional road bikes- in the Olympic Park of the Chinese capital city, where World Champion Tony Martin (THR) took a convincing win There were no troubles for the Movistar Team roster led by Yvon Ledanois during the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing (UCI World Tour), whose opening 11.3k of individual time trial from the Olympic Stadium to the Water Center in the big Chinese city witnessed a victory by German Tony Martin (THR), 17 seconds over Brit David Millar (GRM). Spaniard Rubén Plaza -16th, 51 seconds behind the new TT rainbow jersey holder- was the best man from the telephone squad over a purely specialist course prior to the first road stage, to be done tomorrow over 137 kilometers from Beijing to Men Tou Gou, with a final circuit including a 1k, 10% climb right into the final meters.