China to host UCI world tour cycling race starting in 2017
BEIJING – China will host a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) world tour cycling race starting in 2017, Dalian Wanda Group said in a press release.
Wanda Group says it will jointly organise the race with Guangxi region. The UCI is cycling’s governing body.
The deal follows on from Wanda’s partnership with basketball’s international governing body and Wanda Group’s Chairman Wang Jianlin’s efforts to launch the China Cup football competition, as the company seeks to tap into China’s burgeoning sports market.