| Low Ji Wen|
Geumsan Ginseng Asia
LeTua Cycling Team
| October 27, 1989 (age 26)
Singapore (1989-10-27) |
Singapore National Cycling Team
Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
Low Ji Wen Wikipedia
Low Ji Wen (simplified Chinese: 刘继文; traditional Chinese: 劉繼文; pinyin: Liú Jìwén, born October 27, 1989) is a Singaporean professional road racing cyclist and cycling coach.
Low was born Low Ji Wen on October 27, 1989, at Thomson Medical Centre in Singapore to Lee Tang Yin, a general practitioner, and Low Wye Mun, a Sports Medicine physician. His siblings are Ji Zhen, a Veterinarian and Ji Yin, an Early Childhood educator. Low's name, which means "to follow in his father's footsteps", was given to him by his grandfather, Lee Ting Hui, an author and poet.
Low attended Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. He began cycling professionally in July 2004 and after completing one year of junior college studies, he left the school to focus on his career in cycling. He was previously a member of LeTua Cycling Team and Team Guemsan Ginseng Asia.
Ji Wen was crowned 2005 Singapore Men's Junior National Champion in the Under-19 category. He has also competed in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, 2007 Union Cycliste Internationale Juniors World Road and Track Championships and the Tour of Egat in Thailand, where he posted the best time for LeTua Cycling Team, and ultimately won the team an overall position of fifth place.
In 2009, at the age of 19 years, Ji Wen won the Singapore National Road Cycling Championships, beating local riders as well as international cyclists.
Fast forward to 2013, and Ji Wen has raced in the UCI Asian Pro Circuit races including Tour De Langkawi, Tour Of Japan, Tour De Kumano, and Tour Of Korea. He led an exciting breakaway in Stage 8 of Tour De Langkawi that was only chased down in the last 6 km. In Stage 6 of the race, the 217 km was covered in an average speed of beyond 48kph.
Ji Wen previously owns Red Kite Cycling, providing cycling instruction, cycling training and performance bicycles. His company is based in Singapore. He is currently a brand manager for Decathlon Singapore, he is based in the Bedok outlet. Decathlon is a French sport retail company where they hope to make sports accessible for all type of users.