Asian Games kick off in Doha

Fumiyuki Beppu (Discovery Channel)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Discovery Channel) (Image credit: Régis Garnier)

The 2006 Asian Games kicked off today in Doha, Qatar. The cycling competition begins on Sunday with the men's road race, where Discovery Channel rider Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan) will be a favorite. Beppu will face strong competition from the Tour of Thailand winner Li Fuyu (China) and Iranians Ghader Mizbani Iranagh and Hossein Askari.

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