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2012 Tour de Singkarak preview

Billed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism as a “strategic combination of bicycle sport event and tourism promotion”, the 4th Tour de Singkarak is a well-budgeted joint venture between state and national government and the Indonesian Cycling Federation. 25 teams will cover 854 kilometres over seven days, on a parcours that is anything but sprinter-friendly.

InSight: China’s top 10 bicycle enterprises

The┬áChina National Light Industry Council (CNLIC) is a national organisation that services and monitors the performance of 26 industry associations on the mainland, including the bicycle industry. It recently released its list of the top ten bicycle enterprises in China, based on evaluation of each company’s market, profitability, revenue and volume.