March2012

  • Pro Cycling: how far would you go? Asia

    by - 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...
  • Colnago M10 Republic of China 100th Anniversary edition

    by - Mar 29, 2012
    If there was a book entitled “How to monetize your brand loyalists – what every bicycle brand should do”, surely one of the chapters would relate to issuing a ‘limited edition’ frameset. There’s almost no better...
  • Pro Cycling: how far would you go? Oceania

    by - Mar 28, 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...
  • Cycling iQ Twintel

    by - Mar 25, 2012
    In this week’s edition of Twintel: Giant and Merida shareholders watch paper fortunes rise and rise; whilst Sonova shareholders go after Director, and BMC owner, Andy Rihs. Tour of China doubles up. New market entries by...
  • InSight: UCI Sport and Technical Update issue 1

    by - Mar 24, 2012
    The most time-consuming part of any article, especially an analysis piece, at Cycling iQ is research. One of the great by-products of combing through large amounts of information is the discovery of interesting files and documents....
  • Beijing Bike Week: China exhibits cycling shift

    by - Mar 22, 2012
    Since departing his native Australia for China in 2006, former urban planner and velophile Shannon Bufton has honed his considerable energy into bringing the bicycle back to Beijing. Last weekend, he went all out; unveiling a...
  • Real Samurai Yukiya Arashiro HAO figurine

    by - Mar 21, 2012
    Within Yukiya Arashiro’s modest palmarès is the great achievement of becoming the first Japanese cyclist, alongside compatriot Fumiyuki Beppu in 2009, to finish the Tour de France. It’s possible the completion of that final circuit over the iconic...
  • Backstory: Cannondale Japan’s procycling vision

    by - Mar 20, 2012
    Consistently amongst the top three UCI AsiaTour nations, Japan has been a force within the professional road cycling scene long before 2005, when the UCI Continental Circuits calendar was born. Regional success aside, Japan still punches...
  • Cycling iQ Twintel

    by - Mar 18, 2012
    When Cycling iQ began in September 2011, Twitter seemed like the perfect platform for sharing snippets of data from the bicycle industry and UCI AsiaTour. Logically, not all readers will be amongst the 200 million registered...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 7 Kaohsiung City

    by - Mar 16, 2012
    A marked contrast hung over today’s final Tour de Taiwan stage. While the profile of the 126 kilometre parcours around Kaohsiung suggested no other possibility than a bunch sprint, the points jersey and general classification leaders...