Backstory

  • Road to impeccable bike proves impassable for BMC

    by - Dec 12, 2015
    Five years after Swiss bicycle manufacturer BMC proudly unveiled its new carbon production facility in Grenchen, Switzerland, the reality of achieving the initial objectives behind its creation have proven insurmountable....Read More
  • Meet the (cycling) press: Shamshul Fitri

    by - Mar 27, 2013
    From the first day the Cycling iQ blog started, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know a core group of individuals that share a similar objective: discover and broadcast information held captive inside Asia’s growing,...
  • Backstory: Iran, the UCI, and The Constitution

    by - Aug 20, 2012
    All is not well in Iranian cycling. An ill-considered reshuffle within the nation’s cycling federation, invoked at the highest level by The Islamic Republic of Iran’s government, ultimately triggered a breach of the UCI’s Constitution and...
  • Backstory: peaks and valleys of a cyclosportive

    by - Apr 12, 2012
    Consumers of cycling may have noticed an increase in ride-focused content across cycling media in recent years. Product-based pages are still just as popular, but promotion of mass-participation road cycling events seems to be popping up...
  • 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...
  • Backstory: BMW’s Olympic bicycle deal

    by - Feb 8, 2012
    Within its official scope as ‘Automotive and Sustainability Partner’ to the 2012 London Olympics, BMW has supplied the Organizing Committee (LOCOG) with 400 BMW bicycles. Yes, everyone is expected to follow the sustainability line – even...
  • Backstory: Champion System’s Louis Shih

    by - Feb 3, 2012
    Hong Kong cyclist Louis Shih only wanted to solve the problem of getting a quality cycling jersey for his local club. Today, the co-founder of custom cycle clothing brand Champion System is backing China’s first UCI...
  • Backstory: peloton’s oldest cyclist still has the goods

    by - Jan 25, 2012
    April, 2010. “I had with Floyd Landis to fill a gap of over seven minutes before we caught the front, and at this time I had driven Landis tired. Eventually, I rode away from Landis and...