For the second consecutive year, 720armour is the Official Sports Eyewear Supplier of the Tour of China. Now in its second edition and already the country’s largest cycling race, from the total distance covered, to the beauty and difficulty of the terrain, quality of the international field, upgraded classification to UCI class 2.1, and unique openness to public participation, it’s quickly become a world-class event. A full one-third of the riders representing 22 teams from around the world have experience in the three Grand Tours. They’ll roll out from the historic city of Xi’an on September 10 and cover 2098 kilometers over multiple road stages and city criteriums before concluding in the northeast harbor town of Tianjin.
Representing Hong Kong, cycling legend Kam Po Wong will be in the mix contesting one or more of the jerseys on offer for overall winner, best sprinter, and best climber. A new addition to the 720armour team as a sponsored rider, Wong enjoys sporting the cycling-specific Speeder, Target, and edgy Slew styles.
In addition to Wong’s Hong Kong team and China’s national team, international stars from Endura, Nutrition Sparkasse, Tabriz Petrochemical, and the USA National Team ensure hotly contested competition right through the finish on September 19. Defending champion Dirk Muller of Germany, a superb climber, will lead a strong Nutrition Sparkasse team in defense of his title.
An especially fresh and exciting aspect of this rising star on the annual professional cycling calendar is its openness to public participation. At nine points along the way, members of the public can interact with riders, participate in fun events, challenging contests, browse exhibitor booths, and soak in cycling culture. More adventurous cycling fans can even saddle up and ride portions of the official race route to experience the beauty and rigors it offers and share the joys of this classic sport with the world’s most populous country.
720armour is excited and proud to be the official Sports Eyewear Sponsor of this outstanding event. Like us on Facebook for the latest updates on new products, and news on sponsored athletes and teams competing for top honors around the world.