Global Cycling Promotions

  • 2013 Tour of Beijing route unveiled

    by - Aug 15, 2013
    With a little under two months until the third edition of the Tour of Beijing begins, a detailed overview of the parcours for Asia’s only WorldTour race has now been released. In breaking through the 1,000...
  • 2012 Tour of Beijing route announced

    by - Jul 3, 2012
    UCI-owned event creator/promoter Global Cycling Promotions copped flak on many aspects of its inaugural Tour of Beijing, including a dearth of spectators, pollution, location and even the very fact that it existed. Well, the race is...
  • InSight: Bloomberg interview with UCI’s Pat McQuaid

    by - Jun 27, 2012
    Unfortunately for the UCI, its President Pat McQuaid’s personality and strong opinions have previously resulted in soundbites that may not best represent the global view within the UCI. One has to wonder what McQuaid’s colleagues will...
  • Cycling iQ Twintel

    by - Apr 1, 2012
    Noise emanating from professional cycling’s European spring classics understandably drowned out the distant hum of bicycle industry and racing snippets from Asia; which doesn’t mean nothing happened in this part of the world. Ad men, analysis, embargoes, trade secrets...
  • Tour de India: progression or exclusion by UCI?

    by - Feb 17, 2012
    Amidst the fuss over the UCI’s seemingly monopolistic pursuit of WorldTour event ownership in China, via UCI subsidiary Global Cycling Promotion (GCP), hardly a word has been spoken about near-neighbour India. However, there have been some...
  • Tour of Hangzhou second WorldTour event for China and GCP

    by - Feb 11, 2012
    When I woke up to a UCI Press Release titled “Professional Cycling Council meeting – The Licence Commission to rule on Saxo Bank-Sungard team” this morning, I almost didn’t open it. Little did I know almost half...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing: a sponsor’s perspective

    by - Oct 12, 2011
    Universal Cycle Corporation (UCC) was “designated bicycle sponsor” at the recent Tour of Beijing. That’s quite a big deal, considering China is home to a few *cough* GIANT bicycle brands. Richard Lin, UCC’s president, and Tony...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 5

    by - Oct 11, 2011
    Riders waking to Tour of Beijing’s final day withdrew heavy hotel curtains to reveal a greyscale environment, opaque and heavily infused with the legacy of China’s insatiable industrialisation. No doubt more than a few questioned the...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 4

    by - Oct 10, 2011
    Stunning scenery and opportunities to glimpse the Great Wall of China underscored today’s undulating 189.5km stage, from Yanqing Gui Chuan Square to Olympic Water Park, as the best yet. Our kamikaze driver, upon whom I bestowed...
  • 2011 Tour of Beijing stage 3

    by - Oct 8, 2011
    Finally, some proper hills. The 158km third stage, from Men Tou Gou to Yong Ning, featured three category one climbs, including an epic descent – the type that seems to contradict the theory that engineers are...