It seems that whenever mainstream media talks about road bikes, Italian brands feature frequently as the ultimate representation of our aspirations while, in contrast, those from Taiwan are suggested as affordable stepping stones to something better. But despite powerful brand narratives, virtually all famous Italian brands have pivoted to Taiwan (or further afield in Asia) for manufacturing … Continue reading
After his original travel plans were foiled by a third collarbone break in less than 18 months, Sarvesh finally touched down in Brussels earlier this month to begin another racing block in the heartland of European road cycling.
Sarvesh Sangarya’s second diary entry here at Cycling iQ is a little overdue though, as he writes, it’s not without good reason. In his latest installment, Sarvesh describes the fallout from an encounter with a car in his home city of Bangalore.
In what is the last issue of Cycle Sport, Cycling iQ writes about the state of New Zealand road cycling and asks how it is that this small country has managed to export so much talent into the European arena.
Though tales of aspiring young road cyclists facing down challenges as they chase their pro dreams are not new, such journeys generally don’t emanate from India. But as 21-year old Sarvesh Sangarya from Bangalore writes, despite any differences in the route taken, all such journeys inevitably lead to Europe.
In Cycling iQ’s latest piece for CyclingTips, we explore how the UK’s imminent departure from the EU might impact cycling and explain how it’s not just a concern for cyclists in Europe.
This week: Indonesia’s tight deadline for new Asian Games velodrome; Oil prices impact Astana Pro Cycling Team; Netherlands the EU’s largest bicycle exporter in 2015; Giant planning to go direct in India?; Trek Bicycle’s NZ subsidiary now official.
As the Giro d’Italia comes to a close with just four riders from Asia in the peloton, Cycling iQ looks at the role of the continent in pro cycling’s globalisation and asks managers from a diverse cross-section of first- and second-division teams how it might change in future.
A month after Beijing-based ‘smart’ road bike brand SpeedX concluded its phenomenally successful launch on Kickstarter, Cycling iQ chatted with SpeedX CEO and co-founder Li Gang on behalf of CyclingTips to find out what happens next.
Singha Infinite rider Peter Pouly was stripped of a third successive GC victory in Banyuwangi yesterday after race officials discovered the French-born resident of Chiang Rai had violated the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit rule on the race’s final stage. But plenty of questions remain that may never be properly answered.