Fernando Gaviria sprinted to victory in stage 1 at the Tour of Guangxi Thursday.
The six-day race kicks off Thursday and marks the first UCI WorldTour event in China since the Tour of Beijing folded in 2014.
Riders at the Tour of Turkey gave the race much praise despite issues throughout the region.
The Tour of Turkey looks to feature more WorldTour teams and star riders in 2018.
The Bora-Hansgrohe rider won the opening two stages at this week's Tour of Turkey.
Three American cyclists narrowly miss a visa freeze by Turkish government. So far, they've raced Tour of Turkey without incident.
Winner of all three grand tours and the Il Lombardia monument classic, Vincenzo Nibali dreams of a world championships title.
The Sardinian has endured a knee injury and the death of teammate Michele Scarponi this year.
Former UCI president Brian Cookson shared too many of his responsibilities as head of the governing body, insiders told VeloNews.
The WorldTour calendar concludes with the hilly Il Lombardia monument race, which caps off a series of one-day Italian races.