Teams locked out of hotels, officials stranded in airports across Malaysia and event organisers nowhere to be seen – the inaugural Tour of Sarawak has ticked all of these boxes effortlessly while continuing to demonstrate, with astonishing capacity, how not to organise a bike race.
Track cycling quotas for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio have been allocated by the Union Cycliste Internationale to 36 National Olympic Committees, including seven from Asia.
The 7th Le Tour de Filipinas foregoes the significant climbs of previous years, meaning risk-taking and persistence will be required to break down the cohesion of sprinter-focused teams who will be race favourites.
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.
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.
Before the 2016 UCI AsiaTour gets underway, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the last year of racing and try to make sense of everything that happened.
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.