Our own Marg Fedyna, dubbed the “Killa Canadian” has won the 2014 edition of the Taiwan KOM Challenge. The Challenge climbs 87km up through Taroko Gorge accumulating over 3000m in the process. And if that wasn’t enough, the last 8km really test the athletes’ mettle by pitching up to an average 17%! I like to think ERTC’s Thursday Hill Circuit helped in part for the victory, but more probable was the time Fedyna spent racing and training in the Pyrenees and California.
Fedyna has a long history of making short work of mountainous races. Earlier this year, Fedyna also won the Haute Route Pyrenees. Wherever the grade kicks up, you’re sure to see “Large Marg” leaving a trail of suffering riders in her wake like water off a ducks back!