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Tales from the travellers — the diary of Team Marco Polo

In this Marco Polo diary, you will find stories about members of the Marco Polo Cycling Club, reports from many races in non-traditional cycling countries that are on the Marco Polo racing program and news about the Marco Polo Cycling Club.

The Marco Polo Cycling Club is a cycling club, organised through the Internet. The club was founded in December 2000, after one year the club had grown to over 500 members from 45 countries.

In 2001 the Marco Polo Cycling Club raced in international cycling races in more then 10 countries on 5 continents. From the 14 stage races we raced in 2001, we won 4 times the General Classification!!!

Nathan Dahlberg (New Zealand), Tour du Maroc; Jamsran Ulzii-Orshikh (Mongolia), Qinghai-Tibet; Peep Mikli (Estonia), Pahang Cycling Challenge, Malaysia; Joost Legtenberg (Netherlands), Tour du Faso (Africa).

We have also been racing with an international selection in Europe, with riders from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Albania, Colombia and the Netherlands. We had more than 15 podium placings in Europe.

We have had great results in international races, had a lot of publicity and helped a lot of riders from non-traditional cycling countries to do a good European program. The only field in which the club has not been successful yet is in finding a sponsor that wants to benefit from the big international exposure that the Marco Polo Elite team gets.

For more information, or to become a member (membership is free!), check