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King and Queen of the Mountains Competitions

The Mountain is Always King

Cyclists riding the Valley View Challenge and Mt Solon Metric Century can clock their fastest times in the  Mole Hill Challenge to earn the distinction of King and Queen of the Hill.

Cyclists riding the Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes can compete for the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King and Queen of the Mountains titles and jerseys. Full details follow:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Project KOM Jerseys will be awarded to men’s and women’s winners in 5-year age group categories.

Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure riders will compete against each other as they tackle two KOM segments on course: the paved climb up Virginia Route 33 on Shenandoah Mountain and the climb on Mole Hill. The Route 33 KOM segment begins (approximately) at mile 20 and ends at mile 23.8. The Mole Hill segment

Alpine Loop riders will face three KOM segments on course. The first KOM segment is up the paved climb up Virginia Route 33 on Shenandoah Mountain. This KOM segment begins (approximately) at mile 20 and ends at mile 23.8. The second of the KOM segments will feature the dirt climb up the “Dark Side” of Shenandoah Mountain on FR85 from the Rest Station at Sugar Grove to a point near the summit of the climb – but before turning onto the (optional) spur to view the peak at Reddish Knob; from miles (approximately) 62 to 72. The third and final KOM on Mole Hill is located at mile

Male and female participants can team up to compete in the Couples Conquer the Mountain KOM Contest; a KOM competition in which the male/female pair with the lowest combined time on KOM Segment #1 will win. Participants can be riders in the Shenandoah Mountain Adventure, Shenandoah Mountain Century and/or the Alpine Loop routes – in any combination. This contest is inspired by the Cancer Journeys Foundation Couples Conquering Cancer initiative that highlights the importance of men and women teaming up through lifestyle, diet and screening for cancer prevention.

The KOM Start/Finish Points will be indicated on the route maps, and published in the race manual on or before September 1, 2016. Exact locations will be subject to re-positioning – only slightly and to suit the needs of timing equipment on the course.

KOM Start and Finish locations will be designated on course by red “KOM Start” and “KOM Finish” signs. Riders will be alerted to upcoming KOM segments on course by “KOM Start 1-K Ahead” and “KOM Finish 1-K Ahead.”

Electronic chip timing for KOM segments is provided by Mid-Atlantic Timing. All riders will wear electronic timing chip bands. These will be distributed at the start and reclaimed at the finish line. Bib numbers will be worn on riders’ bodies. Your number is important for event timing, to help identify your location on course, and for emergency purposes.

KOM FINISH

Prostate Cancer Awareness Project KOM Finish
To ensure placements, riders should stay close to the white line

Click here for more information about the routes.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Project KOM and QOM podium ceremonies will take place at the Finish Line Festival according to the following schedule:

4 p.m. – Shenandoah Mountain Adventure/Shenandoah Mountain Century KOM Ceremony
5:30 p.m. – Alpine Loop KOM Ceremony, Couples Conquer the Mountain Ceremony

PCAP JERSEY

Prostate Cancer Awareness Project President Robert Hess (right) awards PCAP KOM Jerseys at the ‘Fondo

In the event that a KOM winner has not arrived at the Finish Line in time for the award ceremony, Jersey will be presented upon arrival.

Between KOM Ceremonies participants and spectators will enjoy live performances by the hard-driving bluegrass group Shenandoah Alley and modern americana band The Judy Chops!

Click here for more information about the Finish Line Festival.

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