The Taiwan KOM Thread


#61

Doubt it.

However, I do hope Feng will have better luck this year. He waited 20 mins for a spare tire last year and decided to DNF at the first feed point.

I think two consecutive years, Teacher Fan has beaten Feng Chun-kai for top Taiwan finisher.

If you want a glance of Nibali, he’ll be at the Tour of Changhwa (環彰化) aka the Merida cup the next day.


#62

Live Broadcast link

Not sure if this is legit. Every year they always give reasons as to why they can’t do live broadcasts passed a certain altitude due to poor reception. What’s different this year?


#63

That’s a sportif isn’t it? I guess its just a PR exercise for the boys.


#64

Here’s the live broadcast link for the English commentary:


#65

Heads Up!

The live broadcast has started.


#66

I’m glimpsing at the feed at work.

First, wow I’m jealous. Bright and sunny in Taroko today. Looks like @IbisWtf 's God of Spinning winds have spared Nibali and crew today.

Second, I got a glimpse of what looked like the No.1 women rider going up the first two slopes in Dayuling. She made it look so effortless…


#67

I expressed my deep sadness over the lack of Cat 5 typhoons blessing Taiwan this year, and the God of Spinning Winds decided to make up for that by granting good weather during sport events.


#68

Piece of piss for Nibbles that was.


#69

A current GC contender in the field…childsplay for him.


#70

Results…


#71

First Taiwan and/or locally based rider?


#72

Pooley took the women’s race by a country mile


#73

Was she wearing blue and on a light blue bike?

Might’ve been her going up Dayuling when I caught a glimpse of the feed.


#74

I didn’t know Japanese riders were that strong. That’s interesting.


#75

Japanese are pretty legit in sports. They came in 1st (maybe second?) in medal count for the Universiade.

Any who, KOM has a sub-category for top Asian riders, as well as a category for top Taiwanese riders.

I’m not sure if it was two years ago or a year ago where a 40-50 year old teacher from Japan won his category. Dude had a day job and wrecked the field.


#76

Taiwanese men’s finishers:

1.彭源堂 Péng yuán táng
2.范永奕 Fàn yǒng yì
3.洪坤宏 Hóng kūn hóng
4.李其鴻 Lǐ qí hóng
5.吳沂彰 Wú yí zhāng

Uhhh…where’s Feng Jun Kai? Another flat tire?


#77

Anyone seen a full results sheet yet?


#78

Not yet.


#79

http://www.cyclist.org.tw/upfile/file/20171021/20171021143977657765.pdf


#80

Phil Gaimon finally released his Taiwan KOM vlogs/videos

First one is classic him: