Taiwan

  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 7 Kaohsiung City

    by - Mar 16, 2012
    A marked contrast hung over today’s final Tour de Taiwan stage. While the profile of the 126 kilometre parcours around Kaohsiung suggested no other possibility than a bunch sprint, the points jersey and general classification leaders...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 6 Tainan City

    by - Mar 15, 2012
    Following a ceremonial circuit of Tainan’s City Hall, the 85 starters competing in today’s sixth Tour de Taiwan stage would traverse a rolling 100 kilometres, before transitioning into a moderate final climb (300m elevation) with a...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 5 Changhua County

    by - Mar 14, 2012
    The articles at Cycling iQ fit into one of two core streams; the bicycle industry and road cycling in Asia. Though inextricably linked, the Tour de Taiwan once again facilitated a very visible confluence of these...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 4 Taichung City

    by - Mar 13, 2012
    Saxo Bank, the only ProTeam present amongst the 19 participating teams at this year’s Tour de Taiwan, today got the stage win most pundits would have expected from the first division squad. Could the delayed “inevitability”...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 3 Taoyuan City Hall – Kanpanzan

    by - Mar 12, 2012
    Possibly taking a leaf out of “How to dominate a stage race, by Andrea Guardini”, in-form Genesys Wealth Advisers all-rounder, Anthony Giacoppo, claimed the second of his Tour de Taiwan stage wins only three days into...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 2 New Taipei City

    by - Mar 12, 2012
    Veteran Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kam Po today confirmed the form that led to his 2012 Asian Road Cycling Championship win in Malaysia last month.  Today’s second stage covered 112 kilometres (or 118.01 kilometres, or 135...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan stage 1 Taipei City

    by - Mar 11, 2012
    For the last three days, bicycle industry “suits” (polo shirts, really) have existed within a rigid framework of hotels, exhibitions and client dinner parties – all driven by the blinkered focus of dealmaking. Until now, there...
  • 2012 Tour de Taiwan preview

    by - Mar 10, 2012
    For teams arriving into Taipei from last week’s Le Tour de Langkawi, the Tour de Taiwan is sure to please – at least topographically speaking. With a more challenging profile than its Malaysian counterpart, sprinters will...
  • 2012 Taipei Cycle Show gallery

    by - Mar 9, 2012
    Taipei Cycle Show is to the bicycle industry what BaselWorld is to the jewellery and timepiece sector. It’s the mass platform for brands and factories to connect with buyers all the way down the supply chain. Now...
  • Shadow optic: the manufacturing partner paradox

    by - Feb 14, 2012
    Who really makes your bike? It is a simple enough question. Country of origin has traditionally been a touchy subject for brands that rely on Asia-based ‘manufacturing partners’, let alone revealing who the partners are. Discovering...