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Tuesday, Jul 25th

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Preview: 1st Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival

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The inaugural edition of the Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival is set to start in Kunming this Sunday. More than 800 participants will be riding 114km or 42km around Dianchi Lake, and about 350 of those will proceed to Yuxi, Chuxiong, Dali and Lijiang for the full 5-day tour.

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Dali Bars supports the riders in Kunming

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Participants in the first stage of the upcoming Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival in Kunming can look forward to stocking up on Dali Bar energy bars for the week. Dali Bars is our latest partner and we are grateful for their support.

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Colourful Yunnan: presenting the Naxi minority

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Inhabiting the foothills of the lower Himalayas in northwestern Yunnan are the Naxi (or Nakhi) people, who have become rather well-known due to the huge tourist numbers visiting Lijiang, final venue of the 2014 Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Tour.

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Colourful Yunnan: presenting the Bai minority

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People who have visited Dali, one of the original backpacker meccas in southern China, will remember the abundant white colours. White is the traditional colour of the Bai ethnic minority, and you can see that clearly in their customes and housing architecture. In fact, 'bai' means white.

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Colourful Yunnan: presenting the Yi minority

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The 1st edition of the Yunnan Granfondo Festival carries the adjective "colourful" in the event title and that is no coincidence. Other than the abundance of colours in the region's landscape, Yunnan is also home to many ethnic minority groups and they usually have outstanding costumes.

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Ranking helmets new sponsor for Granfondo Yunnan

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Nordic Ways is very honoured to have Ranking Helmets, the leading helmet brand in Taiwan, join us as sponsor for the 1st edition of the Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival. Established in 1979, Ranking is an international company with branches in Chinese mainland, North Korea and Thailand.

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Sporza's 'Wielerman' special guest speaker in Yunnan

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The 1st edition of the Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival will have several of the best Asian amateur cyclists lining up at the starting line, where they will be greeted and announced by an international cycling celebrity. Renaat Schotte from Belgium's national television network VRT-Sporza will be present for the five stages and assume the role of international event speaker.

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