Wang Yan is a native of Beijing, where, as he says, he had an ordinary childhood and led an ordinary life, until one day in 2011 when he came across the sport of cycling. Time flew by and without realizing it he now realizes he has been riding for nearly a decade.
In 2013, he took on the challenge to ride to Tibet, experiencing for the first time in his life the majesty of the nature. After reaching the top of those legendary snowcapped peaks, life took on a different perspective, with the realization of how small he really was. In 2019, he joined the Krankin’ thru China team, biking from Beijing to Mohe, China’s northernmost point.