As the Asian Cycling Championships are basically the annual continental championships which are organized by Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC), Asian Cycling Championships 2016 are co-organized by ACC and Japan Cycling Federation (JCF).
Under the Olympic qualification criteria which is set by International Cycling Union (UCI), Asian Cycling Championships 2016 are authorized as Olympic Qualifying Race for Rio Olympic Game.
Most significant change of Asian Cycling Championships 2016 are that road and track races of Para-Cycling Championships are held as well. It will be the prelude of Rio Olympic Games in Asia continent.
The history of the Asian Cycling Championships
The first Asian Cycling Championships were held in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya (existing Malaysia) in 1963.
Since then, Asian Cycling championships were held around Asian countries every other year. Since Asian Cycling Championship 1989 held in New Delhi, India, the Asian Junior Cycling Championships were held as well in the same location at the same time.
In 1973 the 6th Championships were held in Shuzenji-cho, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture (existing Izu City), and in 1999 the 19th Championships were held at Maebashi City and Tsumagoi Village in Gunma Prefecture.
Since the year of 2000, the Championships became an annual event. The 24th Championships were held at Yokkaichi-city, Mie Prefecture in 2004, and the 28th Championships were held at Nara City and Yamazoe Village in Nara Prefecture in 2008.
From 2012, the Asia Para-Cycling Championships become co-organized races.
Since 2017 road and track races will be held in different venues.
|1963||1st||－||－||Kuala Lumpur, Malaya|
|1979||9th||－||－||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|1989||14th||1st||－||New Delhi, India|
|2001||21st||8th||－||Taichung/Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei|
|2006||26th||13th||－||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|2007||27th||14th||－||Bangkok/Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand|
|2011||31st||18th||－||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand|
|2012||32nd||19th||1st||Kuala Lumpur, Malaya|
|2015||35th||22nd||(4th)||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand|