2013 AMD Tour of East Taiwan

2013 AMD Tour of East Taiwan

This is my first post of 2013, but its not because I have nothing to write about, its more that I have been busy with other projects that my blog-site has been neglected so far this 2013. Since I am doing some coverage for the Tour of East Taiwan, I thought I should start with […]

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2012 ADC Tour de Vietnam

2012 ADC Tour de Vietnam

The 2012 ADC Tour de Vietnam, a 800km stage race, kicks off tomorrow with 21 teams represented to battle it out on parcours that most likely suit sprinters. Vietnam is no stranger to hosting international cycling races, having been organizing them for years and have a flourishing local cycling community (eight local teams are represented), […]

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China: Thousand Island 160km Road Race

China: Thousand Island 160km Road Race

Last week the much awaited event of the year in China was staged and for the first time in 2012, the course was raced around the circumference of the Thousand Island Lake (dotted with thousands of small islands!). This made for a much more challenging race, both physical and technical skills. In almost three years […]

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Philippines: Tour of Matabungkay 2012

Philippines: Tour of Matabungkay 2012

The 2012 Edition of the Matabungkay Tour was the most competitive yet and had the biggest numbers of cyclists participating in its nine year history. For the Matabungkay Beach Resort, this is the most awaited event of the year and good booster of tourism to the region. Because of the recognized tourism benefits, the Department […]

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Austin: Pure Austin Driveway Series

Austin: Pure Austin Driveway Series

Dog Days of Summer During my recent trip back to Stateside to visit family during vacation, I had the opportunity to race on numerous occasions at the now world-famous Driveway series that sees full fields of 100 riders in the PRO 1,2,3 category and a couple of hundred more riders across all the other categories;  […]

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Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan 3-day MTB Adventure Stage 3

Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan 3-day MTB Adventure Stage 3

This was the frantic pace that was set across the glorious grasslands of Inner Mongolia during the final stage of the Genghis Khan MTB adventure race. If you have not yet experienced racing across wide-open lush green grasslands, then you need to add this cool event to your bucket-list of things to do -Genghis Khan […]

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Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan 3-day MTB Adventure Stage 2

Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan 3-day MTB Adventure Stage 2

Day two of the Genghis Khan 3-day MTB Adventure saw a complete turnaround of the weather and the grassland trails were now bone-dry for the most part, allowing for some very fast racing.  As usual, the pace set from the gun was a cracking one and this time it was set by the Mongolians. To […]

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Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan Stage One

Inner Mongolia: Genghis Khan Stage One

It was truly a stage of epic proportions as riders were soaked to the bone in the first 30 minutes of the opening 63km stage; it was a real mud-fest for the entire stage, bikes and riders alike were covered with the thick clay like grassland mud that made for a challenging race. Fortunately, the […]

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Preview: Genghis Khan Inner Mongolia MTB Adventure

Preview: Genghis Khan Inner Mongolia MTB Adventure

Record numbers are here at the Genghis Khan Inner Mongolia MTB Adventure that kicks off today with stage one’s 63kms, with nearly over 175 mountain bike riders taking to the wide open grasslands of Xiwuqi – far north of China, close to the real Mongolia.  Do not mistake this event to be the Mongolia Bike […]

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Beijing: Shimano Circuit Road Race

  My team flew me back to Beijing to take part in the Shimano organized 55km road race that was held on Saturday.  More than 100 elite riders lined up at the start line on the tight 5.5km course that went around the Olympic Rowing site 10 times. In typical fashion, the Chinese riders sprinted […]

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