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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Taiwanese Cyclist To Conquer The Cobbles: Feng Chun-kai and Lampre Merida in 2015 Paris Roubaix

There are few Asian cyclists who have managed to crack the professional peloton in either the cycling monuments or the grand tours. Fumiyukei Beppu from Japan has enjoyed some recognition for being the rare Asian face in a sport dominated by Europeans. We have seen China's Ji Cheng in some recent grand tours, but now Taiwan has its first representative in the Queen of the Classics. Feng Chun-kai will take on the Paris-Roubaix.

Feng has made a name for himself for picking apart the competition in the 2011 International Cycling Classic and has been a dominant force on the Asian continental circuit. This year the native of Miaoli, was picked up by the troubled Lampre-Merida cycling team as it attempts to reboot and recover from some sponsorship trouble.

Feng will likely ride in support of his team captain, but it will be great to see him out there in the grit on one of the most celebrated routes in cycling history.

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