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Tour of Guangxi in China is the 38th WorldTour race in the 2017 top-flight race calendar. The Chinese race is due to run through October 23, but it could be pushed up one week so the WorldTour season ends sooner. As the Abu Dhabi Tour did, the new Tour of Guangxi will host the UCI’s end of season gala alongside its event. This is a return of China to the WorldTour. The Tour of Beijing was part of the first three years of the WorldTour from 2011 to 2013 after it evolved from the ProTour. The Tour of Hangzhou was supposed to be part of the 2012 season but was initially postponed until 2013 before being scrapped.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the People's Government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Wanda Group signed the agreement in Beijing. Starting from October 2017, authorized by the UCI, the "Gree World Road Cycling Tour of Guangxi" and the "Gree Women’s World Road Cycling Tour of Guangxi,” hosted by the People's Government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Wanda Sports Company, will be held in Guangxi annually. The tours are among the top cycling contests in the world. Along with the tours come the world premier event for cycling—the UCI Cycling Gala. These three important cycling events will make Guangxi a world famous place for cycling. The UCI will also cooperate with Wanda Sports to hold the BMX "World City Cycling Championship" in selected Chinese cities.

The total length of the route of the first World Cycling Tour of Guangxi is about one thousand kilometers and it is divided into six stages. The race will last for six days, starting from Beihai City, passing Qinzhou City, Nanning City, Liuzhou City and eventually ending in Guilin City. The route runs through Guangxi from the south to the north, crossing plains, hills and mountains, passing the Beibu Gulf area, the rivers and mountains around the Lijiang River, the capital city of the autonomous region, Nanning, and the historical site of Liuzhou. It displays the spectacular natural scenes, historical culture and ethnic customs of Guangxi. The aim is to create the most beautiful cycling experience like no other in the world for participants and showcase the unique appeals of Guangxi and China.

Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin explained that he believes the announcement will be a major boost to Cycling in China which will have its first ever WorldTour licensed team from 2017.

"We are extremely pleased to be announcing this investment in cycling in China," said Jianlin, who is China's richest man. "This partnership with the UCI and the region of Guangxi represents a major addition to our sporting portfolio. We know that China has a tremendous potential in cycling and we are proud that Wanda Sports will be instrumental in realising that potential, with the support of great partners."

With a reported 600 million Chinese owning bicycles, UCI presidentvCookson explained that the agreement with Wanda Sports to create the new cycling centre, which will include a "250m indoor track, a BMX track and a road circuit," is a major boost to the sport and offers pathways to elite success.