Welcome to Cycling iQ. If you want to know what the site’s about, it’s all down there under the horizontal line. This first paragraph is just to explain that, nine months after starting the blog, I took a full-time job with a European bike brand in June 2012. To avoid any conflict of interest, I stopped writing in-depth articles on the bicycle industry and the content here became completely dedicated to the coverage and analysis of pro cycling in Asia. I kept this up for another year before it became obvious that time was too scarce. After leaving the full-time job in April 2015, I tidied up the blog a bit and posted some new content. However, it remains largely untouched since 2013 and may remain so for a while yet. Still, I hope you will find something interesting, entertaining, informative or perhaps all of the above. Finally, thank you to the thousands of regular readers who dropped by daily when the blog was at its peak.
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.
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)