Cold and blustery conditions have delivered a surprising set of results at this year’s Asian Cycling Championships with representatives of ten out of 24 participating nations picking up a medal in the road cycling events.
Cyclists from 24 nations arrived on Oshima Island early this week for the 2016 Asian Cycling Championships. The week-long road cycling schedule kicked off with the Individual Time Trial events.
First held in 1963, the Asian Cycling Championships return to Japan for the fifth time in the event’s history.
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.