Taiwan Cup 2012

Taiwan Cup | Matteo Rabottini 2012 Giro KOM Will Climb to Wuling

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Two years ago the rain poured down. The wind blew hard. The 2010 Taiwan Cup was a washout Taiphoon Megi made sure of that. Heading happily towards Hong Kong to sock it to ’em, the beast did a sharp right turn and headed north. This Typhoon did not pummel Taiwan the way that Typhoon Morakot […]

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A Perspective on the 2011 Taiwan Cup

Sunday, November 6. The Taiwan Cup that was to take place last year scores the perfect day this year, which almost makes up for last year’s disaster. There’s blue sky and the promise of heat to come. But, once again, it could have been different. Rain began to fall the very next morning after the […]

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Taiwan Cup 2011 – International Teams Check In

It’s a wonderful morning in Hualien with bright sunshine and the temperature climbing. Mr. Rostaing of the Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille reflected most teams’ sentiments by observing that “It sure is a great day for cycling”.  He was the first of the teams to check-in, collect their documents and pick up their team cars. Team […]

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Taiwan Cycling Festival 2011: Hualien – Taitung Return

Events began on October 22 with a leisure cycling and higher-level challenge ride and will continue over a number of similar events through to November 20. The final event on that day will be a climb through Taroko Gorge towards Wuling. Heading over to Hulien from Taichung across the Central Cross-Island Highway, I stopped a […]

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Taiwan Cycling Festival – Taiwan Cup 2010 in Doubt as Typhoon Megi Moves Close

As we head into the Taiwan Cup weekend, things are not looking good. The main cup events that are due to take place on Sunday 24th may well be cancelled, although the organizers have stated that there is no cancellation as yet. Typhoon Megi has reformed in the South China Sea after crossing to the […]

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Taiwan Cycling Festival (台灣自行車節): Taiwan Cup 2010 and Elite Road Racing Events (菁英公路賽)

The Taiwan Cycling Festival, which commenced yesterday, is about more than just cycling. It would be nice to be able to point readers to a centralized information source that brings it all together for an international audience. But one does not appear to exist or be easily accessible at this time. Perhaps it is being […]

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