Archive for February 2013

China’s Cycling Association invests towards Rio

When the Chinese Cycling Association’s (CCA) held its 2012 General Assembly in Beijing last December, Secretary-General Zhang Bin (张斌) lamented the lack of Olympic gold medals attributed to China’s road cyclists thus far. In announcing a three-pillar plan to develop the China’s national cycling program, it is clear every effort is being made to ensure the 2016 … Continue reading

2013 Asian Cycling Championships launch

From 07-17 March, India hosts the Asian Cycling Championships for the third time in the event’s 50 year history. Most of the Asian Cycling Confederation’s 41 eligible nations will send their best riders to New Delhi to contest across road and track cycling disciplines. The winner of the men’s road race will leave India with … Continue reading

Ireland backs Indonesia’s Polygon Sweet Nice

It seems remarkable that a country with an estimated 244 million people and annual sales of 7,000,000 bicycles doesn’t have at least one permanent professional road cycling team, but this is exactly the situation Indonesia had been in until recently, when assistance in the form of Ireland’s Cycling Federation came along.

Greece’s MBIKE launches sister publication for Vietnam

Marketed as Vietnam’s first and only dual-language cycling publication, MBIKE Vietnam’s inaugural edition is set for a March 2013 release and is intended to appeal to all Vietnamese cyclists, regardless of wheel size or tyre type. Behind the new venture is an expat who expects the omnipresence of bicycles in this 90 million-strong nation will ensure a … Continue reading

Where are all the riders from? | 2013 edition

Lashings of champagne, authentic or not, have left a sticky residue on many a pro cyclist’s shoe this year, with most races of the 2013 UCI road cycling calendar already in the rear view mirror. It has taken a little while longer to make a full roll call of the global peloton, but we can … Continue reading

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