The International Cycling Union issued a release confirming that cyclist Feng Chun-kai has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics cycling road race. As of press time, Chinese Taipei has secured a place in 20 events in six sports in Tokyo.
Cyclist Feng Chun-kai finished third at the 2019 Asian Road Championships in April. Originally from Taiwan, Feng competes professionally for UCI WorldTeam cycling team Bahrain-Merida.
We are not only competing for ourselves. We are competing for the people of Taiwan.
On the 19th, the International Cycling Union announced Feng has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics cycling road race. Taiwan's Sports Administration says Feng performed well in the points race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and this is a major achievement for him.
This was the best performance in almost 10 years, and he finished third. Since Kazakhstan (qualified) by virtue of its place in the world rankings, he qualified by finishing in the top two (excluding Kazakhstan) at the Asian Road Cycling Championships. This is evidence of how good he is.
Feng, who is currently in competition in Fuzhou, shared his joy on his Facebook fan page. He said he is calmer this time than last time, and he will study the cycling route so he can finish the race this time.
Feng's cycling team also said the degree of difficulty of the Tokyo OIympics cycling route is very high.
(The route), which circles Mount Fuji, is 234 kilometers long with a total elevation of over 4,800 meters. You can imagine how tough it is.
So far, Chinese Taipei athletes have qualified for 20 events in six sports, including shooting, track and field, archery, swimming, gymnastics and cycling. Additional spots in Tokyo may come through competitions next month and intercontinental qualifiers next year.