All too often I am rushed each month in preparing the prizes and blog post for the Studio Velo / Strava KOM Competition.
As many of you already know, the KOM challenge has been a huge success this year, with over 5000 riders from around the world participating daily, weekly, and monthly to compete in a fun, spirited competition. While all of this riding does not count toward upgrade points or in-category glory, the KOM has created some great individual, club & bike shop rivalries, with great prizes from our friends at Capo, Rudy Projects, Independent Fabrication, Lezyne, Strava and others.
Personally, I have ridden more miles, climbed more mountains and mountain passes than in any year since picking up the sport many light years ago.
In this post, I'd like to honor the Queen of the Mountain competitors. Yes. It is true the name of the competition is King of the Mountain (KOM) and more often then not I refer all riders as KOM. But in no way did we intend to make this a testosterone-driven competition. In fact, the women's category has been quite exciting. I dedicate this post to all women participating in the KOM/QOM thus far and we hope many more will join next year.
Here are the top 10 leaders of the QOM competition thus far. Keep up the great work. And a special kudos to the overall leader thus far, Patti Whyte from Australia. Great work.
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