Taipei Cycle, Eurobike and Interbike are well known landmarks on the bicycle industry’s landscape, but there are other quality exhibitions happening around the world, too. Last weekend, Guangzhou-based online cycling magazine Biketo.com visited the 5th Shenzhen International Bicycle Festival in Guangdong province and made a short video blog to capture the atmosphere.
Three stages, and 300 kilometres of racing; the Tour of Fuzhou is also the third UCI pro road cycling race held in China so far this season in a 2013 UCI Asia Tour that is not yet a month old. This new event, taking place in southeast China’s Fujian province, has thankfully added an element … Continue reading
It’s been a while between drinks, but the latest ‘UPDATE Sport and Technical’ bulletin from the UCI’s Sport and Technical department once again provides some interesting snippets for cycling enthusiasts with an appreciation for finer detail about the machinery beneath, and behind, the peloton.
By the end of the 2012 Tour of Taihu Lake, overall winner Milan Kadlec had gained, on average, a one second advantage over runner-up Floris Goesinnen for every one hundred kilometres raced. Ultimately, the Czech rider never allowed rivals to claw back the bonus time he gained from winning the first stage.
The minute gaps between classification leaders and competitors aspiring to succeed them can only ever endure in a flat stage race like Tour of Taihu Lake. However, unlike GC contenders, points jersey hopefuls don’t have the luxury of finishing in the bunch to preserve their overall placings. La Pomme Marseille’s Benjamin Giraud made the right … Continue reading
Cycling’s veterans have had the lion’s share of successes in Tour of Taihu Lake thus far, so it was time for a change in the form of Nutrixxion Abus’ Sebastian Körber winning his first UCI stage. The 28-year old second-year pro was put out of contention by yesterday’s en masse crash but everything fell together in … Continue reading
Like a tennis player who is capable of winning a match based on his un-returnable serve, the totality of Alexander Serebryakov’s sprinting prowess has seen him consistently threaten the general classification of Asia Tour races this season.
Ukrainian Yuri Metlushenko of the Turkish ‘Konya Torku Seker Spor’ squad nailed the fourth stage’s finishing sprint, but his distant position in the overall individual classification caused no headaches for the team of incumbent orange jersey-wearer Milan Kadlec.
After taking out today’s Tour of Taihu Lake third stage, Alexander Serebryakov (Team Type 1 – Sanofi) is one victory shy of his 10th UCI AsiaTour stage win for 2012. The talented 25-year old Russian sprinter has not yet revealed who he will ride for in 2013 but, after such an impressive season, a leap … Continue reading
The possibility of a hat-trick of stage wins lies before ASC Dukla Praha, after 2011 Tour of Taihu Lake GC runner-up Alois Kankovsky demonstrated his track form in Zhangjiagang today. ASC teammate Milan Kadlec retains a tenuous grip on the leader’s jersey for another day, with a clutch of quality sprinters still in contention for overall … Continue reading