71 cyclists from 24 nations assembled at the Buddh International FI Circuit near Delhi, India, to participate in the 156.2 kilometer Elite Men’s Road Race at the 2013 Asian Cycling Championships last weekend. Cycling iQ and local freelance writer Praveen Kumar combined resources, secured a media pass and witnessed the race for the coveted White Jersey … Continue reading
By the end of the 2012 Tour of Taihu Lake, overall winner Milan Kadlec had gained, on average, a one second advantage over runner-up Floris Goesinnen for every one hundred kilometres raced. Ultimately, the Czech rider never allowed rivals to claw back the bonus time he gained from winning the first stage.
The minute gaps between classification leaders and competitors aspiring to succeed them can only ever endure in a flat stage race like Tour of Taihu Lake. However, unlike GC contenders, points jersey hopefuls don’t have the luxury of finishing in the bunch to preserve their overall placings. La Pomme Marseille’s Benjamin Giraud made the right … Continue reading
Cycling’s veterans have had the lion’s share of successes in Tour of Taihu Lake thus far, so it was time for a change in the form of Nutrixxion Abus’ Sebastian Körber winning his first UCI stage. The 28-year old second-year pro was put out of contention by yesterday’s en masse crash but everything fell together in … Continue reading
Like a tennis player who is capable of winning a match based on his un-returnable serve, the totality of Alexander Serebryakov’s sprinting prowess has seen him consistently threaten the general classification of Asia Tour races this season.
Ukrainian Yuri Metlushenko of the Turkish ‘Konya Torku Seker Spor’ squad nailed the fourth stage’s finishing sprint, but his distant position in the overall individual classification caused no headaches for the team of incumbent orange jersey-wearer Milan Kadlec.
After taking out today’s Tour of Taihu Lake third stage, Alexander Serebryakov (Team Type 1 – Sanofi) is one victory shy of his 10th UCI AsiaTour stage win for 2012. The talented 25-year old Russian sprinter has not yet revealed who he will ride for in 2013 but, after such an impressive season, a leap … Continue reading
The possibility of a hat-trick of stage wins lies before ASC Dukla Praha, after 2011 Tour of Taihu Lake GC runner-up Alois Kankovsky demonstrated his track form in Zhangjiagang today. ASC teammate Milan Kadlec retains a tenuous grip on the leader’s jersey for another day, with a clutch of quality sprinters still in contention for overall … Continue reading
Emerging from the bunch sprint ahead of much younger rivals, 38-year old Czech national road cycling champion Milan Kedlec (ASC Dukla Praha) secured his first stage win of the 2013 season in China’s Jiangsu province today.
Near-perfect racing conditions usually provide solace to pro cyclists but, to rivals of Tabriz Petrochemical Team, it meant fewer opportunities for race leader Hossein Askari – going into today’s 104 kilometre stage with a 24″ advantage – to come unstuck.