Oct 27th 2021
Here is the chance for riders worldwide to take on sections of this mettle-testing climb from their own homes! In cooperation with the virtual cycling app ROUVY, and to celebrate the Taiwanese iconic event’s 10th anniversary, cyclists can now ride two segments of the Taiwan KOM Challenge and, as an added bonus, also summit the mountain from the west side.
Mindful that many from the international cycling community will be unable to travel to Taiwan to take part in this year's 39-th edition on October 29th, there will also take place a virtual race. This virtual race will be held on the 30th of October, Saturday at 8pm Taiwan time. Participants will be categorized into age groups (male and female), and all those who complete the event will then be eligible to win a free entry to any future Taiwan KOM Challenge’s outdoor race events.
The virtual KOM Challenge is on ROUVY now and will run till November 14th 2021.
Three Taiwan KOM Challenge routes
“PULI/WEST SUMMIT” (Cingjing-Wuling, 18.35km/1245m)
“BILU TREE” (New Baiyang-Jinma Tunnel, 19.45km/885m)
“KOM RACE SUMMIT FINISH” (Dayuling-Wuling, 9.89km/731m)
-> Register for the Challenge HERE
KOM Online Race
‘TAIWAN KOM CHALLENGE 2021’
30th Oct, at 8:00 pm (Taiwan time) Route: KOM Race Summit Finish
-> Register for the race HERE
For prizes, all riders, who finish the race event, gain an entry into the raffle. Free race entries are provided for the draw, which can be used at any Taiwan KOM Challenge in the future, to one rider from each age group (for both male and female) category.
//Press images are here.
About Taiwan KOM Challenge 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. http://www.taiwankom.org/en/
Landy Hsu, Taiwan Cyclist Federation