Day 1 KOM Taiwan Challenge 2013

Today it has been a long day on the road. Our day started with a full on breakfast,which it was needed to recover from jet-lag.

We then all boarded Private Vans to head to Taipei main square for the official presentation with the media,and all the relevant authorities,such as Taiwan Cycling Federation,Taiwan Tourism Board all involved in organising this event with a total of 450 riders from 28 different countries in the world.


There was also the presentation of some Elite riders, which includes Simon Clarke winner of KOM at La Vuelta 2013 of Team Orica-Greenedge,Tiffany Cromwell of Australia,Team Orica-Ais.Not to forget my room mate for last night,which he kept it quite,the 3 times Irish Olympian David Mc Cann, and the two times champion of the Mongolia Bike Challenge Cory Wallace all the way from Canada,after he finished second last week at the hardest Mountain Bike Event in the world called the Crocodile Trophy.


The Taiwan Cycling Federation treated us with a lovely Italian Restaurant for a delicious meal,before the 4 hours journey to Hualien,on the East Coast through a magnificent country side of mountains and east coast line.

We finally reached our hotel,after a day of spending great time talking ancd chatting with the professional and learning great tips.


Simon Clarke of Team Orica-Greenedge


Tiffany Cromwell of Team Orica-Ais