Though they have inherited an improved set of books, the much more difficult task of building a compelling vision awaits the new president and management committee elected to lead Singapore’s national governing body of cycling.
Two days after announcing his contract with WorldTour team Lampre-Merida was being renewed for 2016, Taiwan’s Feng Chun Kai has capped off a successful first year in the highest echelon of pro cycling by defending his national championship titles.
Jelajah Malaysia’s new organiser has implied the 2015 edition will be a sub-optimal affair due to time constraints and has confirmed discussions are taking place to rebrand Malaysia’s oldest bike race next year.
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.