From humble beginnings in 2011, the Taiwan KOM Challenge has risen to become Asia’s premier hill-climb event and has been graced by elite riders such as Vincenzo Nibali, Cadel Evans, Phil Gaimon and Emma Pooley. The event, hosted by the Taiwan Cyclist Federation and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, is the jewel of Taiwan’s sporting scene and has become a ‘must do’ ride for riders worldwide. So sit on your trainer and explore the beautiful places on ROUVY!
Cadel Evans says about the beautiful routes: "A magic climb up. For me, the fatigue and the altitude I found to be the biggest challenges. You're really riding up on the side of these precipices which is quite incredible. When I looked around and looked at the mountains, it's just like a scene out of a movie or something. It's so spectacular. Some of the scenery, the old temples, the waterfalls, the section with all the trees going over the road, like a natural awning covering the road, the vegetation itself is something I've only ever seen in Asian movies."
Featuring three beautiful and at times challenging routes, you will cycle from the east up through lush jungle to the Alpine-like summit at 3275m of the race finish at Hehuan Mountain - not just once but twice, as we also include the west-side ascent too. We will also have a Race Day Event for the racers out there.
You must ride and finish the selected routes in a "Time Trial" or Race.