Asia Pacific The 'breakaway killer' is first Chinese man to cycle Tour de France

Ji Cheng wants to be a role model for Chinese cycling, but so far he's relatively unknown at home, where cycling is not a popular sport.

By , Staff Writer

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Chalk up another frontier the Chinese have crossed: Ji Cheng is the first man from China to take part in cycling’s premier race, the Tour de France, and already he is making a name for himself.