The Official Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014 Film

Here it is, the official film of the 2015 Taiwan KOM Challenge, produced by Po Lin Hsu. Truly an epic, epic day! Well done to John Ebsen and Marg Fedyna for winning, fantastic efforts, and for all who managed to finish. See you again next year?! http://youtu.be/SU1pHCdMISc And lastly, if you're thinking of entering on … Continue reading The Official Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014 Film

Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Will Routley, cracking fella, was fortunate enough to entice him over to Taiwan for the KOM Challenge just recently. Will has been a pro since 2008 and just enjoyed his best year with Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies with a win on Stage 4 and the overall KOM in the 2014 Tour of Califiornia. I caught up … Continue reading Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

I've been working with Barry for four months. His aim all along was 'to get up the Taiwan KOM hill.' Added to that challenge was the fact that Barry, originally from the UK, lives in Singapore, one of the flattest stretches of land around out here. Here follows his testimonial of the past 4 months … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

Nicole Cooke says 'no more heroes' but, truth be told, she is one of mine. And to top all that off, she is so damn nice too. I met Nicole through her dad Tony, who responded to an article of mine which was on about how the bad guys get Gran Fraudos but the clean … Continue reading Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

The Taiwan KOM Challenge: why we banned all formerly suspended riders from our race

We had a decision to make. The 2013 winner of the Taiwan KOM Challenge had arrived on the start line of the race fresh from a doping suspension, causing heated debate on internet as to the validity of his victory. The integrity of the event that we had been working hard on for so many … Continue reading The Taiwan KOM Challenge: why we banned all formerly suspended riders from our race

crankpunk comperes the 2014 Taiwan KOM Challenge

if i told you there was a mountain that was 105km long and that the last 8km averaged 17.5% would you believe me? unless you've heard of the Taiwan KOM Challenge, probably not. but yes, such a beast exists. this Saturday, the 15th of November, a bunch of hardy, wonderful and essentially mad souls are … Continue reading crankpunk comperes the 2014 Taiwan KOM Challenge

Will Routley: a rider worthy of praise

As news broke of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies rider Will Routley’s victory on Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of California, the majority of cycling fans could be forgiven for being unable to name any of his previous victories or his team’s name. Indeed, for many it would have been the fist time they’d … Continue reading Will Routley: a rider worthy of praise