The 2.2-ranked ‘Tour of Nansha’, to be held 19-21 November in Guangdong – China’s most populous province – is now one of seven UCI AsiaTour stage races scheduled to take place in China within the second-half of this year.
In a wide-ranging interview with Swiss broadsheet ‘SonntagsZeitung’, BMC owner Andy Rihs also says there is no better marketing machine than pro cycling and describes Floyd Landis’ positive doping test in the Tour de France as the worst moment in his life.
When Cycling iQ contacted India’s Specialized Kynkyny Cycling Team last month for a follow-up article on the team, little did we know that a few of its riders were days away from boarding a Belgium-bound plane for a two-month stint of racing.
Two years after its formation, SKCT was outgrowing the domestic racing scene and team sponsor Specialized was just beginning to penetrate the market through its combined distribution-retail partnership with Bangalore-based retailer ‘Bums On The Saddle’. Team founder Vivek Radrahkrishnan, however, found himself facing a dilemma.
Almost four years have passed since Cycling iQ first investigated an ambitious amateur road cycling team from Bangalore aspiring to become India’s first UCI Continental cycling team. In the first part of a two-part article, we check to see what developments, if any, have happened in that time.
Despite suffering a brief setback with a mechanical issue inside the last 25km of today’s final Tour de Korea stage, 20 year-old Caleb Ewan held his composure to win the last intermediate sprint and effectively sew-up overall victory with the newly-secured time bonus.
With the added motivation of a stage win in front of his parents, who had flown over from Australia as a surprise, race leader Caleb Ewan threw everything he had at the line today, beating second-placed Patrick Bevin (Avanti Racing Team) by a bike length.
Having won the opening stage of this year’s Tour de Korea, the superior climbing form of Wouter Wippert’s sprint rivals in later stages meant he wasn’t fresh enough when it mattered. Today however, the Drapac sprinter benefited from a good night’s rest and a perfect lead-out from teammate Graeme Brown.
After being narrowly beaten by the faster-finishing Paddy Bevin (Avanti Racing Team) yesterday, Caleb Ewan was determined not to let the Kiwi get the better of him again today.
Avanti Racing Team’s Patrick Bevin narrowly beat ORICA-GreenEDGE’s star sprinter and race leader Caleb Ewan today, in a hot and humid 207km stage. The versatile Kiwi’s win follows recent stage victories at the Herald Sun Tour and Tour de Taiwan, in which he also won the Points classification and placed second overall in the KOM … Continue reading