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National cycling race enters Baotou

Updated: 2023-10-07


The 2023 China Road Cycling Open (Baotou Station) is held in Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner, Baotou, on Oct 2. [Photo/WeChat account of Baotou Daily]

The 2023 China Road Cycling Open (Baotou Station) and the 2023 National Youth U-series Road Cycling Championships were held in Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner in the city of Baotou on Oct 2. Nearly 500 cyclists, youth teams, and cycling enthusiasts from all over China participated. The total prize money for the two events was 165,000 yuan ($22,682).

The two events took place on the grasslands of Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner, utilizing a closed circuit for the first time and allowing cyclists to more fully experience the vast natural beauty and cultural charm of the grassland. Additionally, to promote the concept of nationwide fitness, the event included a "Fitness Cycling Tour" to encourage more people to join in cycling.

The events spanned three days, with Oct 3 and 4 being the 2023 National Youth U-series Road Cycling Championships.

After intense competition, Wang Yitian and Li Wuyuan emerged as the champions in individual races in the Men's Group B and Men's Group C, respectively. The six members (three in a group) of the Kunming Cycling Team clinched the team championship in the Men's Group B and Men's Group C.

It goes without saying that the two events made a significant contribution to the promotion of sports and tourism in Baotou and marked the rise of cycling in the city.