Dream Come True For Ji Cheng At Tour de France

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Ji Cheng said it will be a "dream" come true on Saturday when he becomes the first Chinese rider to compete at the Tour de France. It will also complete a personal ambition for the 26-year-old from Harbin in the northeast of China as he will achieve the clean sweep of taking part in all three Grand Tours, … [Read more...]

Ji Cheng Set To Make Tour de France History

PARIS, June 25, 2014 (AFP) - Ji Cheng is set to make history as the first Chinese rider on the Tour de France after being named in the Team Giant-Shimano for the gruelling event. The 26-year-old became the first Chinese to ride in a Grand Tour when he completed the Spanish Vuelta in 2012, later going on to compete in the Giro d'Italia a year later, although he failed to finish. … [Read more...]

Ji Cheng To Make Giro d’Italia History For China

NAPLES, Italy, May 04, 2013 (AFP) - Argos-Shimano rider Ji Cheng is set to make Giro d'Italia history on Saturday when he saddles up as the first Chinese to take part in the epic race. Ji made his Grand Tour debut at the Tour of Spain last year and his participation at the Giro has attracted no less than eight journalists from his homeland who will be covering his every move. … [Read more...]

Chinese Rider Ji Cheng Set For Second Major Tour Start

PARIS, April 29, 2013 (AFP) - Chinese cyclist Ji Cheng will embark on his second major Tour this Saturday after he was selected in the Argos team for the Giro d'Italia on Monday. The 25-year-old - who finished his first major Tour the Tour of Spain last year - will be expected to help the Dutch team's German leader John Degenkolb to collect several stage wins. Degenkolb, 24, hasn't … [Read more...]