Which, ironically, is to apologise for a two-year hiatus. Starting from May 2015, cyclingiq.com will be gradually dusted off, serviced and made race-ready.
Countless trips to Asia during a bike-centric career revealed a lack of English-language information about pro road cycling in the region. There also seemed to be room for a different perspective on the bike industry itself. I wanted to create a resource that could help fill in the gaps and benefit everyone; from cycling fans, to start-ups entering the industry for the first time. After one year of full-time blogging, in-depth articles on the bicycle industry were put on hold – due to a return to working for a European bike brand – and the content at Cycling iQ became completely dedicated to the coverage and analysis of pro cycling in Asia. A return to freelancing has also marked a return to the blog’s original scope.
Giving cycling fans access to timely and quality information about the racing taking place in Asia is the number one objective at Cycling iQ. Europe’s status as the home of professional road cycling is almost beyond question, but the qualitative/quantitative gap continues to narrow. Unfortunately, most of the international cycling media hasn’t yet received the message, even though structural changes in the global economy may eventually see Asia overtake Europe in terms of opportunities for cycling as a whole. On this site, you’ll find coverage of every UCI AsiaTour race that I attend in person, or can get reliable information on.
All race content at Cycling iQ is either sourced on-site, or from direct contact with people at the race if I can’t attend. I attribute wherever possible, and will always credit the work of others. If the situation allows, Cycling iQ pays professional photographers and translators for a better and richer reader experience.
WHERE IS CYCLING iQ?
Apart from right here at cyclingiq.com, I have contributed to the following publications:
Bicycle Retailer (USA)
BIKE Europe (Netherlands)
RIDE Cycling Review (Australia)
Taipei Show Daily (Taiwan)