King and Queen of the Mountains 2019

Climbing hills on your bike is an essential part of living in Hong Kong. Especially if you live on Hong Kong Island. So we thought what better way to take advantage of this wonderful city of ours than by choosing the best hills and turning them into a race to see who is the quickest up them - and for those of us who don't have a chance to get the top spot, to see if we can complete them all!

For the very first time, we are also introducing a live tracker, so you can see your performance in real time, just by clicking here

This year there are four categories of competition up for grabs:
The first is the main competition for Dragon King and Queen of the Mountain, the winner of which must be the person with the shortest overall time on all the segments in the competition (see segments below). There is also a Challenge competition for those who complete on all the segments, but have 17 minutes or slower on the Peak if you are male and 18 mins or slower if you are female.
The second, third and fourth competitions comprise 3-7 segments each and are organised by the types of hills in these competitions, and are named after the varied aspects of road cycling that we all know and love. They comprise: The Grand Tours, The Monuments and the Puncheurs.
Please note though, to win the overall KOM and QOM competition, you must do all the segments.

Each category will have a unique prize for the winner reflecting the character and history of the category.  

The 2018 KOM/QOM Champs Olaf Kasten (who has won an unprecedented 3 times in a row) and YannKai Oh (who has won an unprecedented 6 times in a row) will definitely be putting in a spirited defence of their polka-dot jerseys so let the battle begin!

The Rules:

1) You have to complete all the segments by midnight (HK time) on Wednesday 30th November 2019.  Segment links are below. Look at these carefully to see the start and finish points.  In order to be in contention for a category prize you must complete all segments in that category; overall KOM/QOM contenders must complete every segment.

2) Only the fastest times as recorded on Strava on the predefined segments below between 1 January 2018 and 30 November 2018 will count.  

3)  You are not permitted any motorized assistance at all to ride the segments.

4) You are allowed to draft and ride in packs  to achieve the fastest times

5) Strava times are final. We know Strava is not perfect and GPS signals sometimes go AWOL, but Strava is usually accurate 99% of the time. If you are unhappy with the way Strava has recorded your time, do the ride again!

6) You must upload your ride within 2 weeks of doing the segment. Holding back your times to lull your competitors into a false sense of security is not permitted (yes this has happened before!). Our race commissaires will be watching upload times very closely!

7) Anyone on Strava can enter the competition. It is open to all and not just Dragons members, but you must also join the Dragons page on Strava here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/dragons-triathlon-club for your time to count and only members of the Dragons will win the much coveted Polka Dot KOM and QOM jersey and have their name inscribed on the Dragons KOM and QOM shields. To become a Dragons member click here:

www.hktriclub.com/membership - it is cheap to join the Dragons and well worth the investment!

8) Only complete rides uploaded directly from recording devices (such as Garmin or iphone etc) should be used - uploaded GPX files, cropped rides, or rides that do not have a logical start and end point will be heavily scrutinized by the Dragons Strava Police (you have been warned!).

9) Our official timekeeper and Chief of Dragons Strava Police is Pat Gorta, who will maintain the official leaderboard times and oversee adherence to the rules and spirit of the competition.   

The Categories

The Grand Tours - three Grand Tours in professional cycling, three of HK's most iconic climbs

The Puncheurs - six sharp/steep inclines to punch your way up

The Monuments - a bit longer and a bit more rolling, these climbs suit the all-rounders of the peloton and might shake-up this year's competition!



The Climbs:


The Grand Tours



The Peak

http://www.strava.com/segments/631238

Tai Mo Shan

https://www.strava.com/segments/888797

The Beast

https://www.strava.com/segments/12298318


The Monuments


Cobbles

https://www.strava.com/segments/8857796 

Broadwood Road

https://www.strava.com/segments/644189

Satellite Hill

https://www.strava.com/segments/14376024

Mt. Butler

http://www.strava.com/segments/633199

Mt Davis Path

Repulse Bay Road

Tai Tam Road

https://www.strava.com/segments/644149

https://www.strava.com/segments/636847


The Puncheurs


Parkview

http://www.strava.com/segments/2246838

Mt. Austin

http://www.strava.com/segments/747532

Stanley Fort

https://www.strava.com/segments/11594813

DWB Road

https://www.strava.com/segments/11556978

Detention

Headland Road

https://www.strava.com/segments/689492

http://www.strava.com/segments/986317





The Prizes
The Overall Winner of the KOM & QOM competition wins the coveted polka dot jersey, and their name forever inscribed on the KOM & QOM plaque. This is the fastest male and female rider overall.
The Challenge Winner is the fastest male and female who completes all the segments, with 17 mins or more on the Peak climb for male competitors and 18 mins or more for female competitors
The winner of the The Grand Tours, The Monuments and The Puncheurs categories (one prize each) is awarded to the fastest male and female who completes all the segments in the respective category but is NOT the overall KOM or QOM winner. 


For latest 2019 results click here: https://www.dragons.roojai.hk

The Final 2017 and 2018 Results 

2018: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A-GpISYuunpH_iM54o5jNEdTOv_xFW7BcGnzIi96g7A/edit?ts=5ad94404#gid=1501318467

2017 Final Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1crS-A_3OHuNcTnQ4hJbOHXLnNEQLRrtRF2r4rixEJ4I/edit?usp=sharing


Subpages (1): KOM and QOM 2019 results
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