Your favourite race and climb?
My favourite race is Dubai Tour, and my favourite climb is Wuling. At an altitude of 3,275 meters, it is the highest point in Taiwanese highway system.
Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?
In 2019 Asian Championships, I was 2nd in time trial and 3rd in road race. I was then qualified to join Tokyo Olympics because of the result. Another memorable result happened by the end of 2018, I was 10th in the bunch sprint in Guilin stage in Tour of Guangxi, which was my first Top 10 in WorldTour level.
What are your personal ambitions for the season?
Tokyo Olympics will definitely be the main target in 2021 season. Other than that, it would be great if I can get a chance to challenge myself in more WorldTour races, even Grand Tours.
How have you been able to become fluent in English and Italian?
I started to realise how important language can be after joining Champion System in 2013. Since 2015 when I became a member of Lampre-Merida, it was the beginning of my Italian learning. I actually have some textbooks and Apps for my learning. But in the end the environment around me played a crucial part. Most importantly, you should not be afraid chatting with teammates around you.
What are your hobbies off the bike?
Making a cup of espresso for myself has become a routine in my life. During the off-season, I really enjoy flying my remote-control aircraft. For me it’s the way to relax myself. Even though I crashed several times, I learnt precious experiences and make friends from all walks of life through this hobby.
You are the only Taiwanese rider in the World Tour, what is the cycling scene like in Taiwan?
Taiwan is a small but beautiful island. On the mountain the scenery is just spectacular. As a bike rider, I would invite you to Tour de Taiwan and Taiwan KOM Challenge to experience the best scenery on the saddle.
What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?
The new Reacto is still aerodynamic, and I can feel it’s lighter than its former edition. Besides the disc brake, entirely hidden and internally routed cables is what I like the most. Now the fourth generation looks more aero than ever.
Tour de Taiwan 5th March, 2020,
Tour de Taiwan - Stage 2 2nd March, 2020,
Tour of Fuzhou - Stage 5 21st November, 2019,
Tour of Fuzhou - Stage 2 18th November, 2019,
Tour de Okinawa 10th November, 2019,
National Championships Taiwan - ITT - Stage 1 (ITT) 22nd June, 2019,
Asian Cycling Championships - Road Race 28th April, 2019,
Asian Cycling Championships - ITT - Stage 1 (ITT) 25th April, 2019,
Tour de Taiwan - Stage 1 17th March, 2019,
Tour of Japan - Stage 7 27th May, 2017,
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