WorldTour

  • Merida’s Tour de France ambition

    by - Mar 14, 2012
    Merida Industry Co., Ltd, Taiwan’s second largest bicycle manufacturing company after Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd, is now actively pursuing entry to the Tour de France. But first, the brand needs a team. Cycling iQ spoke about...
  • Tour de India: progression or exclusion by UCI?

    by - Feb 17, 2012
    Amidst the fuss over the UCI’s seemingly monopolistic pursuit of WorldTour event ownership in China, via UCI subsidiary Global Cycling Promotion (GCP), hardly a word has been spoken about near-neighbour India. However, there have been some...
  • Tour of Hangzhou second WorldTour event for China and GCP

    by - Feb 11, 2012
    When I woke up to a UCI Press Release titled “Professional Cycling Council meeting – The Licence Commission to rule on Saxo Bank-Sungard team” this morning, I almost didn’t open it. Little did I know almost half...
  • Pro Cycling: where are all the riders from?

    by - Jan 27, 2012
    Country of registration – and even sponsor origin – is only a base indicator of professional cycling’s national roots. The regional creep of cycling’s popularity is globalising the professional peloton, especially at the UCI Continental level....
  • Is Tour of Australia needed for Down Under’s rise?

    by - Jan 11, 2012
    Watching Special Broadcasting Service’s (SBS) live coverage of the Australian national road cycling championships last weekend, it was impossible to ignore the weight of UCI WorldTour team jerseys. Whether Australia is a globally competitive road cycling...
  • PureBlack Racing cycling dream needs sponsorship edge

    by - Dec 12, 2011
    Lately, sponsorship uncertainty has shadowed the apex teams of professional road cycling like a Grim Reaper. Potentially, this creates a trickle-down alert for prospective sponsors seeking to engage even at UCI Continental levels – destabilizing the...
  • GreenEDGE launch

    by - Dec 10, 2011
    Following a novel training session with the Melbourne Storm rugby league team yesterday, cyclists from the Australian GreenEDGE professional cycling team were today presented to a small crowd outside Melbourne’s Town Hall by Lord Mayor, Robert...
  • 2012 UCI Road Cycling calendar Asia-Pacific

    by - Dec 6, 2011
    The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has uploaded all 2012 road cycling calendars, in table form, to the UCI website. Awesome, but we’re visual people. Cycling iQ has put together a simple map of all scheduled UCI World Tour,...
  • IRAN going ballistic for cycling

    by - Oct 26, 2011
    Earlier this month, an article in the Tehran Times explained the country’s road cyclists had helped Iran top the UCI’s Asia Tour rankings for the 2011 season. This meant the Iran Olympic team could field the...
  • 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...