In early October, Thompson rode 3,505 kilometers in seven days. But his ride was about more than just setting a record.
Every year the Taiwan KOM Challenge gives pro riders an opportunity to suffer alongside amateurs up an 11,000-foot climb. This year, WorldTour pro Nathan Haas and his partner, Laura Fletcher, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the event.
The Irish hill-climbing and criterium champion finishes third in the Taiwan KOM Challenge, and now he wants a job for 2016.
Damien Monier and former champion Eri Yonamine take the top prize in one of the hardest sportives in the world.
The Taiwan KOM challenge hill climb start list features Vuelta KOM winner Omar Fraile, as well as two-time race winner John Ebsen.
VeloNews' Chris Case travels to Taiwan and discovers some of the most stunning riding in country's mountainous jungles
Canadian Will Routley toes the line this weekend for what is arguably the most difficult hill climb race in the world