China Glory Cycling announced that the Tour of Turkey will be their first race of this season lately. As one of the 25 teams invited by the Turkish organization, China Glory Cycling is new to Continetal Cycling. The 57th Tour of Turkey will take place from April 10 to 17, 2022 in Istanbul. Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey is an annual international road cycling competition that began in 1963 as a national Marmara Tour. The route compounded of a number of stages stretches across a vast patch of Turkish lands.
The manager of China Glory Cycling Maarten Tjallingii is very excited about this race, he thinks it is important for this new team to race in the Tour of Turkey. “It is our first race and we are motivated to do well. ” They have set up a training camp around the game as claimed.
The race will feature two Chinese riders and five international riders from China Glory Cycling team, including Xianjing Lyu, Nazaerbieke Bieken, Lucas De Rossi, Etienne Van Empel, Reinier Honig, Willie Smit and Sean Bennett. China Glory Cycling team will compete on continental level in 2022, and has big ambitions for the years after.
China Glory Cycling will be racing on the wheels of the Chinese brand EliteWheels this year. And the frame is also from a Chinese brand Pardus. Of course China Glory Cycling has many other brands on board like Oakley, Jakroo, Rranking and so on. Elitewheels is honored to support a continental team from our own country. We believe that this team will be glorious just like its name.
Frame: Pardus Robin Evo
Wheelset: Elitewheels BOB
Transmission: Shimano DURA-ACE R9270 12 speed
Elitewheels provided China Glory Cycling a brand-new Elitewheels BOB series Team Vision carbon fiber wheelset. BOB series is designed to meet the unique needs of professional bike racers which is packed with features that help bring out the best of the cyclists in the race. With ultralight rims, carbon spokes and performance hubs, the wheels are ready for aggressive riding. It is lighter and stronger than other wheels close to its weight.
There are two rim-heights in this series: 38mm and 50mm. The rims are designed in to U/V shape on the basis of the original U-shaped rim by our in-house team of engineer. This will reduce the lateral wind resistance which allows the rider handle crosswinds and variable conditions with ease. In the conjunction with high-modulus carbon spokes and performance hubs, BOB wheelset is ready for battle in elite competitions.
China Glory Cycling Team was set up by China Bicycle Association at the beginning of this year. It is committed to the discovery and training of Chinese local cyclists and has established a management team with rich experience in European racing as a bridge to the international stage.
The team, led by former professional cyclists Maarten Tjallingii and Amaël Moinard, aims to do so by educating young Chinese riders through experienced international cyclists. Lionel Marie has joined the team as a sports director and the management has been working closely with Han Feng and Yuan Yuan from the Chinese Cycling Association. China Glory Cycling’s goal is to have Chinese cyclists eligible to compete in the Olympic Games of 2024 in Paris, as well as reaching the Champs-Élysées of the Tour de France in 2025.
The team member Etienne van Empel had his first victory on Elitewheels wheels in the Netherlands on March 21st. What a great start for China Glory Cycling. Let’s wait and see.