Getting Ready for the Starting Shot: 2017 Gree - Tour of Guangxi, the only global cycling tour in Asia

BEIJING, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Gree World Road Cycling Tour of Guangxi," an event being hosted by the People's Government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Wanda Sports Group that is on par with the Tour de France, Italy, and Spain, will be held in Guangxi from October 19th to 24th.

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With Wanda Group now bringing in the world's top cycling race to Guangxi, Chinese cycling fans will no longer have to miss out on global cycling events since the Tour of Guangxi will fill in the gap created by the previous absence of such races in China.

At the Tour, 18 of the world's leading cycling teams will compete fiercely. Team Sky, as the number-one-ranked team on the UCI World Tour's scoreboard, as well as the champions of the "Tour de France" and "Tour de Spain," deserves the most attention. In addition, Team Sunweb, the winners of the "Tour de Italy", also has a large number of fans around the world.

The first three flat stages will test riders' competencies, while the following three mountain stages will challenge the competitors' endurance due to their steep inclines. Furthermore, racers will also need to rely to a certain degree on luck due to the mountain's conditions, such as whether or not they have the benefit of tailwinds at their backs. While competing, cyclists will enjoy first-hand the joys of Guilin's breathtaking scenery as described in the famous Chinese poem "The mountains and waters of Guilin are the finest under heaven".

With an impeccably designed track from start to finish, riders will travel through stunning scenery along the route. The race features six competition stages traversing five major cities, including Nanning, Liuzhou, Beihai, Qinzhou, and Guilin, across a total distance of nearly 1,000 km, with the course resembling five gemstones inlaid in a beautiful necklace. The unique route crosses plains, hills, and mountains from the south to the north. Showcasing the one-of-a-kind natural scenery of Guangxi, the Tour will offer one of the most beautiful cycling experiences anywhere in the world.

Many are mistaken in believing that cycling races are not as exciting as sports such as basketball or football. However, effective teamwork is just as important in cycling, with the seven riders that comprise a team needing to work together closely. While the vice-captain works hard to ensure that the captain achieves the best performance, the wind breaker, sprinter, climber, and breakout player all play important roles as well. Furthermore, riders' performances will also be influenced by natural factors such as wind direction. For example, if riders have the good fortune of sprinting uphill while having a tailwind at their backs, they will have a better chance of winning.

After having won a rigorous competition, Cycling Girl and Miss Etiquette of the "Tour of Guangxi" will be present to support the race and hand out the awards.

The Dalian Wanda Group is firmly committed to Chinese sports. According to Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Wanda Group, Wanda has the confidence and capabilities to build the "Tour of Guangxi" into one of the world's top races within five years.


SOURCE Dalian Wanda Group



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