世界10大艱難自行車登山賽之一的2022臺灣KOM自行車登山王挑戰，10月28日將在花蓮七星潭登場，共有來自20個國家的選手參加，包括曾四度奪冠的丹麥John Ebsen，及2020年總亞軍加拿大Christian Trenchev ，精彩可期。
The 2022 Taiwan KOM Challenge, one of the top 10 toughest cycling hill climb competitions in the world, will be started in Qixingtan, Hualien, on October 28th. Participants from over 20 countries will be riding this year. The four-time event champion John Ebsen from Denmark, as well as the 2020 overall runner-up, Christian Trenchev of Canada, are two among the competitors who will make the 2022 event more exciting.
This challenge event, directed by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau(TTB) of the Ministry of Communications, the Hualien County Government and the Nantou County Government, and coordinated by the Taiwan Cyclist Federation(TCF), entering its 11th year in 2022 and being widely recognized as one on their pocket lists, is also one of the very few international competitions that has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
除高難度的挑戰外，大會今年特別規劃E-BIKE電輔自行車、觀戰團及KOM TOUR，並為不能親自參加 KOM 的車友，提供與捷克ROUVY 合作的線上實境AR體驗騎乘，讓全世界車友一同感受台灣之美。
In addition to the tough challenge event, the organizer announced a specially planned E-bike ride, a spectator groups and an all-new KOM Tour this year and also provided an AR online riding program in cooperation with the ROUVY platform as an alternative for those riders unable to attend the event in person. More cyclists could therefore experience the beauty of Taiwan.
臺灣登山王挑戰路線是從海拔接近0公尺的花蓮七星潭海邊出發，經太魯閣牌樓→錦文橋左轉→天祥→西寶→新白楊→碧綠神木→關原→大禹嶺→台 14 甲線，抵達海拔3275公尺的終點合歡山武嶺，總長105公里，只可惜台8線117.4公里關原路段邊坡大崩塌，太魯閣工務段公告11月7日才可通車，因此主辦單位決定縮短活動路線至海拔2150公尺的碧綠神木，總路程80公里。The standard route of the Taiwan KOM Challenge starts from the Qixintan beach in Hualien, passing Taroko archway, Xibao, Xinbaiyang, Bilu Divine Tree, Quanyuan, Dayuling and finally reach the Wuling finish in Hehuan Mt. with its altitude of 3,275 meters. Due to a massive road collapse in mid of October, the damage is reported unable to be recovered before Nov. 7th. Therefore, the organizer announced to shorten the route and change the finish point to the Bilu Divine Tree, with its altitude of 2,150 meters and a total distance of 80 kilometers.
Although still affected by the epidemic, there will be participants from more than 20 countries, including UK, USA, Philippines, Japan, Netherland, Denmark, China, France, Poland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Czech, Georgia, Switzerland, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.
其中曾經四度奪冠的丹麥John Ebsen，以及2020年總亞軍加拿大Christian Trenchev ，是奪冠大熱門。國內好手也精銳盡出，前幾屆表現出色的盧紹軒、黃冠霖、何彥誼、徐悅修，今年大屯山、DOSUN太平山冠軍黃文忠和徐御凱，2013年勇奪總排第三的「爬坡王子」王胤之，及史上最強素人車手「范老師」范永奕都來尬車；上屆女子組前三名曾可妡、王馨慧、陳姿吟及菲律賓女子好手Jermy Prado也齊聚，究竟誰能奪冠尚在未定之天。
In 2022 a couple of talented and spotlight riders were seen on the starting list. In Men list we see the 4-time event champion John Ebsen from Denmark, 2020 overall runner up Christian Trenchev from Canada, and local heroes including Lu Shaoxiuan, Huang Guanlin, Ho Yanyi and Xu Yuehxiou. 2022 DOSUN TaipingMt. Race winner Huang Wenchung, Xu Yukai, “The Teacher”Fan Yungyi as well as the 2013 KOM overall 3rd Wang Yinchi will race again. In Women category, the 2021 top 3 riders Tzeng KoXin, Wang Xinhuei, Chen Tzeyin, together with the talented rider Jermy Prado from
Philippines will fight for the podium. Wonderful competitions will be expected on the route.
Being one of the legends in the cycling world, the Taiwan KOM Challenge event was commented by the French leading cycling magazine “Le Cycle” as “Top 10 toughest cycling hill climb competitions in the world”, which is same famous as the Alps stages in the Tour De France. Also, it is described as “the toughest hill climb race” by media and riders ever joining the event.
臺灣KOM的高難度吸引很多世界級名將來挑戰，環法登山王Anthony Chateau、三大賽滿貫王「鯊魚哥」Vincenzo Nibali、環法黃衫「冏爺」Cadel Evans、環西登山王Oscar Pujol、倫敦奧運金牌Lasse Norman Hansen等高手都曾來臺。歷屆來台的世界級女將中，最受矚目的則是曾勇奪奧運金牌傳奇女車手Marianne Vos、以及世界計時賽金牌、奧運銀牌Emma Pooley。The high challenging Taiwan KOM Challenge has attracted a couple of world-level cyclists to ride. Big names include Anthony Chateau, Vincenzo Nibali “The Shark”, Cadel Evans, Oscar Pujol and Lasse Norman Hansen, Marianne Vos and Emma Pooley.
The number of overseas participant of this event is getting higher every year, especially from 2017 through 2019. 2019 is the 3rd consecutive growth of the percentage of overseas riders by reaching 66.8%, which presented and promoted the name of Taiwan to the whole world. Although this didn’t go on since 2020 due to the pandemic and the border restrictions in most countries, this event is still one of the very few cycling events being held every year.
本次活動特別感謝曾參與贊助東奧的安聯人壽，以安聯-挺你的勇敢向前與選手一起；擔任專業中立車的SHIMANO再為選手服務；服務車友的美利達公司；移動啟發人心的Kia Sportage擔任裁判長車團移動重責；挑戰極限的720armour運動眼鏡；千沛為選手加油的穀物棒等補給品；美國戶外機能品牌Juniper為選手保暖貼心服務；冠軍車衣JAW玉承。另外升級版捷安特與Specialized率先響應KOM e-BIKE Tour以電動輔助自行車帶領車友一同領略電輔的登山王之旅。
For the 2022 event we thank for the support from Allianz, SHIMANO, Kia Motors, 720armour, Centuple, Juniper and JAW. We are also happy to see the E-Bike teams from GIANT and SPECIALIZED.
To facilitate the event activities, some traffic controls will be processed on Oct.28th effecting from 06:30 to 13:00 on No.8 highway. We thank for the cooperation of local people and passersby. Let’s show a great face of Taiwan to the whole world.