Cycling wild-card sends Taiwan’s Feng to Beijing


Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - Page 20

Taiwan will compete in the Beijing Olympic Games’ cycling race after receiving a wild-card invitation from the International Cycling Union (UCI), sports sources said on Tuesday.

The invitation follows the UCI’s recognition of the outstanding performance of Taiwanese cyclist Feng Chun-kai, who won a gold medal in last year’s Asian Cycling Championship, said an official of the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association, which is a member of the UCI.

Feng’s participation in the Beijing cycling event will bring the number of Olympic events in which Taiwan will compete to a record high of 15, said Hung Chi-chang, director of the National Sports Training Center in Kaohsiung.

Taiwan’s Olympic team this year will consist of 80 athletes, Hung said.