Posts Tagged with "cycling"

Racing: Tour of Matabungkay iTT stage

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Racing: Tour of Matabungkay iTT stage

The 2013 Tour of Matabungkay kicked off with a 10km individual time trial followed by three action-packed road race stages and ending with the final 40km team time trial; this made for a highly interesting and challenging race that is not over till the very end! I had been doing the press releases for the […]

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China: Thousand Island 160km Road Race

Friday, November 2, 2012

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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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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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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Malaysia: Tour de Langkawi Stage One

Friday, February 24, 2012

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Malaysia: Tour de Langkawi Stage One

Today’s opening stage was a 20.3km individual time trial: a race of truth against the clock. In a race like Tour de Langkawi where sprinters typically dominate most of the stages, the individual TT allows opportunities for riders to position themselves on the leaderboard; potentially could stay unchanged for much of the race.  The other […]

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Preview: Philippines Tour of Matabungkay 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Preview: Philippines Tour of Matabungkay 2011

Cycling races that include resort living are on the rise in Asia, races like the Tour of Matabungkay and the Tour of Bintan both offer resort accommodations with picturesque tropical surroundings for riders to unwind after hard racing.  As I type this, I am sipping on ice-cold fresh Mango juice and enjoying the laid-back style […]

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Taiwan: Tour de Formosa Behind the Scenes

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Every bike race you see or read about is in fact only a part of what is actually happening. There is alot of behind-the-scenes stuff that the outside viewers don't get to see and there was plenty going on at the Tour de Formosa in Taiwan earlier this month. This was a Deaf Invitational Race for cyclists from all over the world and I was the sole representative from New Zealand to go without support like all the other teams present. This made life difficult in quite a few ways.

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Cycling on Crazy Chinese Roads

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Everytime I get out on the bike, whether its training or racing, its like playing a game of Frogger.  You have to be on your absolute alert at all times to survive here in what seems to be a bizzare set of rules that are employed by the Chinese traffic and pedestrians.  When you survey […]

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China Slowly Becoming a Larger Market for High-End Bicycles

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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This is an article that was recently published in the Bicycle Retailer on the Shanghai Cycle Show in April. SHANGHAI, China—Despite air traffic problems in Europe due to volcanic ash that forced the delay of some European company executives, the Shanghai show enjoyed strong turnout with exhibitors representing thousands of factories from China and Taiwan. […]

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