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Taiwan's cycling godfather leads industry to higher ground

TAIPEI -- A soon-to-be 80-year-old will set off from Taipei on a bicycle tour of Taiwan on May 1.  The plan is to complete a 1,000km road trip of the island in just 12 days. The man is King Liu, founder and chairman of Giant Manufacturing, the world's largest bicycle maker.

King Liu

      It is the second time for Liu, the nation's cycling godfather, to take up the challenge of traveling the island by bicycle. He first did it in 2007.  Serving the industry, he aims to demonstrate to people in Taiwan and the world, how fun it is to ride. For training, he cycles about 40km between his home in Taichung, and his office.

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