I am very fortunate to be the Communications Manager for the Taiwan KOM Challenge, a post I’ve held for 8 years or so now. My main responsibility is to invite professional cyclists and international media to cover the event, which is held on the last Friday of October.

Highlights have included bringing GCN over, alongside the likes of Cadel Evans, Emma Pooley and acclaimed cycling photographer Paulo Martelli.

CoVid has meant that we have not been able to invite the foreign press or riders over for 2 plus years now, however that hasn’t stopped us holding the event nonetheless.

As well as the KOM in October, which is the race version, we also have two sportif versions, known as the Road to Taiwan KOM Spring and Summer. We also have a 3 day KOM Gran Fondo event coming soon, see here for details!

Thia year’s Summer event was postponed til September 2nd due to a landslide, and though we had to shorten yesterday’s event due to an approaching typhoon, riders and event crew had a great time!

Here are a few images from the event.

Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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