27 Jun 2014

Chinese to make Tour de France history

11:40 am on 27 June 2014

Ji Cheng is set to make history as the first Chinese rider on the Tour de France.

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.

The Giant-Shimano team has been working developing Cheng as a 20-year-old, and his progress could have a signficant impact on the globalisation of road cycling.