InSight

  • Professional Cycling Council considers 25 more WorldTour race days in 2017

    by - Mar 21, 2016
    In a newsletter sent to national federations last week, the Union Cycliste Internationale has revealed the Professional Cycling Council is considering the addition of up to “roughly” 25 competition days to the 2017 WorldTour calendar as part of the UCI’s...
  • InSight: UCI road season will end in October from 2016

    by - Dec 10, 2015
    Official UCI documents reveal an overhaul of the professional road cycling season is due to commence with the 2016 calendar. Cycling iQ looks at this, and other details, in the latest InSight....Read More
  • InSight: Tianjin Fuji-ta Group

    by - Nov 26, 2015
    In marketing a bicycle, it helps to have a unique selling proposition which often includes “lightest”, “fastest” or some other superlative adjective. In pitching themselves to potential clients, bicycle manufacturers seek to cut through in a similar way....Read More
  • Korean stagiaire imminent for ORICA GreenEDGE

    by - Jul 15, 2013
    In May this year, Korea’s Cycling Federation advertised a unique opportunity on its website;  the chance for one male Korean road cyclist to be a stagiaire on Australian ProTeam ORICA-GreenEDGE. With the rider due to be...
  • InSight: twisted pathways fail China’s road cyclists

    by - Jul 3, 2013
    As China’s bicycle market has exploded in recent years, so too have the number of races held on the mainland. But to most outsiders, including cyclists from Taiwan and Hong Kong, the model of grassroots road...
  • InSight: UCI Sport and Technical Update issue 3

    by - Nov 10, 2012
    It’s been a while between drinks, but the latest ‘UPDATE Sport and Technical’ bulletin from the UCI’s Sport and Technical department once again provides some interesting snippets for cycling enthusiasts with an appreciation for finer detail about...
  • InSight: China’s media ponders cycling

    by - Oct 31, 2012
    Where is pro cycling and cycling culture in China going? For most of the year, this question circles in a small fishbowl of new media (like this blog). However, the recent Tour of Beijing has helped...
  • 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...
  • InSight: Hong Kong’s pro cycling future

    by - Jun 27, 2012
    Hong Kong’s presence in elite cycling has been most keenly felt through the exploits of its favourite sporting son, Wong Kam Po. Following two decades of regional dominance, Wong’s career is winding down and mainland China...
  • InSight: UCI Sport and Technical Update issue 2

    by - Jun 22, 2012
    Two interesting files have been uploaded by the Union Cycliste Internationale in the last week. Issue 2 of the UCI Sport and Technical department’s four-monthly ‘UPDATE Sport and Technical’ bulletin has been silently uploaded, but a video profile...