1. 00:00 - Various of Chen Jie, deputy director of Beijing Sports Bureau (left of picture) and Li Hong (right), vice mayor of Zhangjiakou signing the agreement to co-host the 2014 Tour of Beijing
October, 2012 - Mentougou, Beijing, China:
2. 00:19 - Various of shots athletes getting ready for racing in 2012 Tour of Beijing
August 6, 2014 - Beijing, China:
3. 00:32 - SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hai Zhenwen, director of the Sports Competition Management centre, Beijing Sports Bureau:
"It will be the last edition of this event this year. UCI and Beijing municipal government both are very concerned about the future development of Tour of Beijing. However, we will focus on this edition of event and make effort to have a successful one this year, rather than thinking about the future right now. After the event is over, we will sit down and do some research and analyse the value of staging such an event in Beijing and then we will see if we will consider to continue to host this event."
4. 01:08 - Various of press conference
5. 01:17 - SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Zhang Chunshen, deputy director of Zhangjiakou Olympic Bidding office:
"For our city of Zhangjiakou, by doing this, we can improve our experience in hosting big sports events, train the organising personnel and volunteers for the sports event. At the same time, co-hosting this event is a good opportunity for us and our Beijing colleagues to test our cooperation and co-ordination skills. If the Tour of Beijing this year is a success, it will add points to the 2022 Winter Olympics bidding work for Beijing and Zhangjiakou."
The organisers of Asia's premier cycling event, the Tour of Beijing, said on Wednesday (6th August) they hope the 2014 edition will be staged in the territories of Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which are jointly bidding for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Having learned a thing or two from the Tour de France, part of the 2014 Tour of Beijing - Asia's highest-ranked cycling event - is going to be take place outside the Chinese capital.
The cities of Beijing and Zhangjiakou are jointly bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and will 'join hands' for the first time in putting on the fourth edition of the Tour of Beijing, part of the UCI World Tour.
Launched in 2011, this year will witness the last race of the original agreement between cycling's governing body (UCI) and the Beijing Municipal government.
Local organisers say they will only consider continuing to host this event after the 2014 race concludes in mid-October.
The event this year will start on October 10th, with a route between Chongli and Zhangjiakou, and end on October 14th at the east gate of the Water Cube in the Olympic Park, covering a total distance of 764.5 kilometres.
One-hundred and forty-four riders from 18 of the world's top professional teams will participate the five-day race, won last year by Spain's Benat Intxausti (Movistar Team) by just ten seconds over Irishman Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp)
Organisers are hoping to provide a good opportunity for Zhangjiakou - a medium-sized city in Hebei province - to accumulate knowledge and experience in hosting international sporting events.
This is the first time Zhangjiakou has become involved at such a level and if the 2014 Tour of Beijing is a success, it will stand the two cities in good stead as they strive to become joint host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics.