Sarvesh Sangarya diary: the Belgian racing algorithm

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. Words: Sarvesh Sangarya It s been nearly three weeks since I arrived here in Belgium and when … Read more

What does the future hold for Italian bike brands?

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) … Read more

Route planning | Cycling iQ

Cycling iQ has undergone a few subtle design changes over the years, but has always remained locked firmly within its scope: the sport and business of cycling in the Asia-Pacific region. Nothing lasts forever though, so I d like to make sure readers are well-informed about what to expect in future. I ve never conducted … Read more

Market Talk

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. Market Talk is a collection of market intelligence from across the Asia-Pacific selected to … Read more

2016 Tour de Flores preview

Yes, the Asia Tour is still in Indonesia and, after the weekend s commotion, everyone is no doubt looking forward to an entertaining, but uneventful, five days of racing. Does that make sense? BACKGROUNDER The Tour de Flores is a brand new race on the Asia Tour calendar, yet somehow it seems familiar. Is it … Read more

2016 Tour of Iran preview

As one Asia Tour race draws to a close in Southeast Asia, another one starts 8 000 kilometres to the northwest and it doesn t take long to realise the Tour of Banyuwangi Ijen and Tour of Iran are as different as they are far apart. OFF THE BACK By the time this post goes … Read more

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