Tour of Beijing

  • China set to enter the WorldTour, but what’s the plan?

    by - Aug 29, 2016
    Late last week a Chinese-led consortium held a press conference in Beijing to announce “The First UCI WorldTeam of China”. The announcement generated significant interest within China and beyond, but actual details about the project are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beijing Bike Week: China exhibits cycling shift

    by - Mar 22, 2012
    Since departing his native Australia for China in 2006, former urban planner and velophile Shannon Bufton has honed his considerable energy into bringing the bicycle back to Beijing. Last weekend, he went all out; unveiling a...
  • UCC bicycles: the Avanti connection

    by - Oct 14, 2011
    Yesterday, Cycling iQ explored the development of emerging bicycle brand UCC in its home territory of China. Though UCC produces 50,000 self-branded bicycles each year, another 400,000 units are produced in its factories for other well-known...
  • UCC bicycles: not another giant

    by - Oct 13, 2011
    Siloed in the NE Asia market (with Indonesia an exception), UCC might well be the biggest bicycle brand you never heard of. Since inception five years ago, Universal Cycle Corporation’s year-on-year growth is modest in the context...
  • 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...