Members of cycling forums in this part of the world have written with equal parts admiration and frustration whenever the name ‘Canyon’ has been mentioned in recent years. With its online business model, the German brand has no shortage of eager buyers but has not been ready to enter the lucrative, but complicated, Oceania marketplace.
Wireless shifting, electric motors and tubeless tyres. Real innovations, or just adapted technologies from other industries that are putting the bicycle industry to shame?
More than two years have passed since cycling’s governing body appointed professional service firm Deloitte to lead a “stakeholder consultation process”, entitled ‘A Bright Future for Cycling’, with the intention of carving out a vision to benefit the next generation of cyclists and cycling fans globally.
Almost three decades after Vanuatu established its National Olympic Committee and obtained IOC membership, the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) is poised to introduce cycling to its cluster of national sports federations.
Brunei’s only professional road cycling event, originally scheduled for 23-29 September, will not go ahead for the third successive year, raising severe doubts about its future.
Malaysia’s newest UCI AsiaTour pro cycling race scheduled to take place on the island of Borneo, from 13-17 January.
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.