Analysis

  • What does Brexit mean for cycling?

    by - Jun 27, 2016
    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....Read More
  • 10 years on: the limited reach of cycling’s globalisation

    by - May 25, 2016
    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-...
  • 2015 UCI AsiaTour review

    by - Jan 11, 2016
    Before the 2016 UCI AsiaTour gets underway, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the last year of racing and try to make sense of everything that happened....Read More
  • Pro Cycling: how far would you go? Women’s peloton

    by - May 2, 2015
    In a continuation of the “How far would you go?” series, Cycling iQ investigates the destinations to which female pro cyclists travel in order to secure a place on a pro cycling team, with a particular focus on non-European road cyclists....Read More
  • Ever-decreasing circuits of the UCI racing calendar

    by - Aug 14, 2013
    “Today, cycling is truly a global sport. The World Tour peloton is now made up of riders representing 44 countries. I would very much like to see the completion of a genuine ‘World Tour’, one in...
  • Where are all the (female) riders from?

    by - Jul 23, 2013
    Team SKY, Lotto Belisol, BMC Racing Team, Garmin Sharp, ORICA-GreenEDGE; a small selection of the 19 men’s professional road cycling teams in cycling’s top division. I’m certain readers here would be able to recall all, or...
  • Where are all the riders from? 2013 edition

    by - Feb 18, 2013
    Lashings of champagne, authentic or not, have left a sticky residue on many a pro cyclist’s shoe this year, with most races of the 2013 UCI road cycling calendar already in the rear view mirror. It...
  • The AsiaTour Formula: method or madness?

    by - Dec 13, 2012
    The 2012 AsiaTour, which officially ended with the Tour of Brunei in September, was scattered across 13 nations and comprised 155 days of racing. Logistically and financially, it’s a puzzle for most teams – but has...
  • Oceania: death of a UCI cycling confederation

    by - Jun 25, 2012
    During the UCI’s overhaul of its professional road cycling framework in 2005, the global race calendar was split into five cycling confederations, known as ‘Continental Circuits’. Seven years on, the calendars of each confederation have progressed...
  • TOUR magazine folds English-language iPad app

    by - May 4, 2012
    After 34 years of publication in German, the respected road cycling publication ‘Tour das Radmagazin’ (TOUR magazine) sought to broaden its reach with an English-language iPad application, called TOUR Quarterly, in late 2011. Two editions later,...