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Road to impeccable bike proves impassable for BMC

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.

Meet the (cycling) press: Shamshul Fitri

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, but at-times seldom-reported, professional road cycling scene. In his own words, Malaysian journalist Shamshul Fitri shares his passion for … Continue reading

Backstory: Iran, the UCI, and The Constitution

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 led to a suspension of the federation by cycling’s governing body. The casualty, as always, was cycling.

Backstory: peaks and valleys of a cyclosportive

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 everywhere.

Backstory: Cannondale Japan’s procycling vision

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 below its weight at a WorldTour level – but Cannondale has a development plan.

Backstory: BMW’s Olympic bicycle deal

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 the suits.

Backstory: Champion System’s Louis Shih

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 ProContinental team.

Backstory: peloton’s oldest cyclist still has the goods

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 second position to the win”. How many 42 year olds could tell that story?*