In Cycling iQ’s latest piece for CyclingTips, we explore how the UK’s imminent departure from the EU might impact cycling and explain how it’s not just a concern for cyclists in Europe.
This week: Indonesia’s tight deadline for new Asian Games velodrome; Oil prices impact Astana Pro Cycling Team; Netherlands the EU’s largest bicycle exporter in 2015; Giant planning to go direct in India?; Trek Bicycle’s NZ subsidiary now official.
As one Asia Tour race draws to a close in Southeast Asia, another one starts 8’000 kilometres to the northwest – and it doesn’t take long to realise the Tour of Banyuwangi Ijen and Tour of Iran are as different as they are far apart.
The first Grand Tour of 2016 is due to get underway tomorrow and there is no better way to follow the action than a live broadcast.
Shimano’s dominant role in the bicycle industry has interesting parallels with Amaury Sports’ influence in professional cycling which highlights a left-field opportunity that might be worth exploring.
China’s sports industry is on the cusp of a boom unlike anything previously seen. But even with trillions of yuan on the line, will cycling be a beneficiary or just a second-tier sport ailing behind basketball and football?
Even those who are absolute in their indifference to sport will not fail to notice that 2016 is an Olympic year. As the opening ceremony looms, the noise emanating from Rio will be hard to ignore. In contrast, Regional Games can easily be overlooked.
Two days after announcing his contract with WorldTour team Lampre-Merida was being renewed for 2016, Taiwan’s Feng Chun Kai has capped off a successful first year in the highest echelon of pro cycling by defending his national championship titles.
Malaysia’s newest UCI AsiaTour pro cycling race scheduled to take place on the island of Borneo, from 02-06 March.
The 2.2-ranked ‘Tour of Nansha’, to be held 19-21 November in Guangdong – China’s most populous province – is now one of seven UCI AsiaTour stage races scheduled to take place in China within the second-half of this year.