Analysis

  • Trek’s new Emonda ALR a sign of things to come

    - Apr 29, 2015
    In the last decade of composite everything, the release of a new aluminium road bike should elicit little more than wearied acknowledgement from a carbon-centric industry. Yet push aside the Alpha this and invisible weld that on this month’s latest product...
  • Ever-decreasing circuits of the UCI racing calendar

    - Aug 14, 2013
    “Today, cycling is truly a global sport. The World Tour peloton is now made up of riders representing 44 countries. I would very much like to see the completion of a genuine ‘World Tour’, one in...
  • Where are all the (female) riders from?

    - Jul 23, 2013
    Team SKY, Lotto Belisol, BMC Racing Team, Garmin Sharp, ORICA-GreenEDGE; a small selection of the 19 men’s professional road cycling teams in cycling’s top division. I’m certain readers here would be able to recall all, or...
  • InSight: twisted pathways fail China’s road cyclists

    - Jul 3, 2013
    As China’s bicycle market has exploded in recent years, so too have the number of races held on the mainland. But to most outsiders, including cyclists from Taiwan and Hong Kong, the model of grassroots road...
  • Where are all the riders from? 2013 edition

    - Feb 18, 2013
    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...
  • The AsiaTour Formula: method or madness?

    - Dec 13, 2012
    The 2012 AsiaTour, which officially ended with the Tour of Brunei in September, was scattered across 13 nations and comprised 155 days of racing. Logistically and financially, it’s a puzzle for most teams – but has...
  • Oceania: death of a UCI cycling confederation

    - Jun 25, 2012
    During the UCI’s overhaul of its professional road cycling framework in 2005, the global race calendar was split into five cycling confederations, known as ‘Continental Circuits’. Seven years on, the calendars of each confederation have progressed...
  • TOUR magazine folds English-language iPad app

    - May 4, 2012
    After 34 years of publication in German, the respected road cycling publication ‘Tour das Radmagazin’ (TOUR magazine) sought to broaden its reach with an English-language iPad application, called TOUR Quarterly, in late 2011. Two editions later,...
  • InSight: Giant Bicycle’s New Zealand revenue wall

    - Apr 21, 2012
    In the ten years since Giant Bicycle Co. Pty Ltd (Australia) first registered a New Zealand branch office, the company has relied on a third-party agent to perform market development functions across the Tasman. However revenue...
  • Backstory: peaks and valleys of a cyclosportive

    - Apr 12, 2012
    Consumers of cycling may have noticed an increase in ride-focused content across cycling media in recent years. Product-based pages are still just as popular, but promotion of mass-participation road cycling events seems to be popping up...
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