Hello, I’m Ralph Fernandez. I want to share with you about an email that the Chinese Taipei Sports Association for the Deaf had sent out internationally. Good news about what it said! Taiwan has confirmed that it will be hosting the third around-the-island Tour de Formosa! This tour can be compared as a smaller version of the Tour de France.
The Tour de Formosa will be held in November, an ideal time when the weather is cooler. It will consist of seven stages, meaning a week-long race around the island. Really awesome!
Taiwan will cover all of the costs (flight, transportation, meals, rooming, etc.) for cyclists who had won gold in the road cycling events at the recent World Deaf Cycling Championship (WDCC) in Canada. As for the rest of cyclists, including teams, from any country, Taiwan will cover the costs of meals and rooming. That is still quite a great deal!
Now, if any of you are wondering if the tour is worth being part of…ABSOLUTELY! I must tell you more about it while showing a few pictures. See those beautiful mountains in the background as the peloton pedals by. The next picture is of the cyclists riding at the edge of the island above the crashing sea. Quite a mind-blowing experience being there. In the last picture, see all of those support vehicles following the peloton. Their service is just as superb as those aiding the Tour de France. You must come and do it!
For further information about the Tour, please click on the links below for more details. If you have any other questions, please contact the CTSAD. See you there!
Tour de Formosa winners:
2010 – ROZANOV Dmitry (RUS)
2008 – SCHREIBER Nicholaus (USA)