By: Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Tour de Taiwan will be held March 1-5 as scheduled despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, featuring 17 professional teams from Taiwan and around the world, the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association announced Thursday.
Lee Kai-chih (李開志), secretary-general of the association, said the competition will consist of five stages, each taking place in different cities and counties across Taiwan.
Taiwanese Feng Chun-kai (馮俊凱) will head a team that includes Peng Yuan-tang (彭源堂), Lu Shao-hsuan (盧紹軒), Su Yu-ming (蘇宇銘) and Wu Chih-hao (吳之皓), Lee said.
Feng, a veteran cyclist, secured a spot in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics Cycling Road Race after finishing third in the Asian Road Cycling Championships in Uzbekistan last April, which was an authorized Olympic Qualifying Race. [FULL STORY]