Cold and blustery conditions have delivered a surprising set of results at this year’s Asian Cycling Championships with representatives of ten out of 24 participating nations picking up a medal in the road cycling events.
Cyclists from 24 nations arrived on Oshima Island early this week for the 2016 Asian Cycling Championships. The week-long road cycling schedule kicked off with the Individual Time Trial events.
First held in 1963, the Asian Cycling Championships return to Japan for the fifth time in the event’s history.
A Japanese manga series about a disparate group of high school students that find purpose and camaraderie through road cycling has captured the minds of its readers to such an extent that many are now replicating their heroes in real life.
This week: 2015 bicycle market data from Japan’s Bicycle Promotion Institute; Inabike, Indonesia’s annual bicycle exhibition; 2015 Australian National Cycling Participation Survey; Bicycle Trade magazine; Korea’s booming bicycle industry.
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 release from Trek, and you’ll see conventions being broken.
Of all the results sheets that have landed in the Cycling iQ inbox this year, never has there been such a large DNF percentage than in this year’s Japanese National Road Race Championships. 180 kilometres, 125 starters, 109 DNF’s. In shocking conditions, Yukiya Arashiro (Team Europcar) rode away from the field and captured his second Elite … Continue reading
It was his stage for the taking and Taiji Nishitani nailed it. Nippo – De Rosa’s Fortunato Baliani clinched his second Tour of Japan title, while the race’s sole ProTeam, Lampre-Merida, will leave Tokyo almost empty-handed.
Stage wins in the OceaniaTour and AsiaTour have already been tucked away in Nathan Earle’s pocket for 2013, but the Tasmanian can now add a Tour of Japan stage to his palmarès, which gets more impressive, and international in its scope, with every year.
“Improve my time trialling”. Blended inconspicuously into the profile page of Huon Genesys’ Ben Dyball, this simple statement, summarising Dyball’s overarching 2013 objective, today manifested in the 24 year old’s biggest win in his relatively short cycling career. A record fell, and the unexpected way in which the stage unfolded seemed to shock everyone, including … Continue reading