Middle East

  • India and Bahrain to co-host 2017 Asian Cycling Championships

    - Apr 13, 2016
    The capital cities of New Delhi and Manama will jointly host next year’s Asian Cycling Championships, following an earlier decision by the Asian Cycling Confederation to allow track and road cycling disciplines to be held separately....Read More
  • 2013 Tour of Iran preview

    - May 21, 2013
    Known as the ‘International Azerbaijan Tour’ until last year, this hard-man’s race, held in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, enters its 28th year with the new ‘Tour of Iran’ label. Local riders have been victorious in 19...
  • Neutral Zone: Ghader Mizbani

    - May 11, 2013
    Starting this month, ‘Neutral Zone’ will be a regular segment on Cycling iQ which gives readers the opportunity to learn a little more about the cyclists whose names appear on the start lists of UCI AsiaTour...
  • Dedicated: Dubai’s roadies go longer

    - Jan 15, 2013
    Dubai’s cycling ‘master plan’ was officially extended by another 18 kilometres last week, as Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened a new dedicated cycling track on Al Qudra Road. In most countries, such infrastructure...
  • 2013 UCI Road Cycling calendar Asia-Pacific

    - Sep 25, 2012
    It’s that time of year again! The UCI has published its 2013 calendars for the WorldTour and respective Continental Circuits.  Cycling iQ has put together a simple map of all scheduled UCI World Tour, Asia Tour...
  • Backstory: Iran, the UCI, and The Constitution

    - Aug 20, 2012
    All is not well in Iranian cycling. An ill-considered reshuffle within the nation’s cycling federation, invoked at the highest level by The Islamic Republic of Iran’s government, ultimately triggered a breach of the UCI’s Constitution and...
  • Pro Cycling: how far would you go? Asia

    - Mar 30, 2012
    As professional road cycling continues to spread its global wings, it has been fascinating to witness the number of Asian, Australian and Kiwi cyclists breaking into the top echelon of professional road cycling; sometimes via quite long...
  • Middle East cycling lost in Asia?

    - Feb 5, 2012
    In 2005, the UCI introduced major reforms to disrupt the Euro-centricity of professional cycling and promote the sport’s “globalisation”. Tomorrow, the 2.HC-ranked Tour of Qatar will initiate the 8th UCI Asia Tour season. Cycling iQ investigates...
  • 2012 UCI Road Cycling calendar Asia-Pacific

    - Dec 6, 2011
    The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has uploaded all 2012 road cycling calendars, in table form, to the UCI website. Awesome, but we’re visual people. Cycling iQ has put together a simple map of all scheduled UCI World Tour,...
  • IRAN going ballistic for cycling

    - Oct 26, 2011
    Earlier this month, an article in the Tehran Times explained the country’s road cyclists had helped Iran top the UCI’s Asia Tour rankings for the 2011 season. This meant the Iran Olympic team could field the...