Simon Yates set to climb 3,275 metres in 87 kilometre hill climb challenge

Vincenzo Nibali won Taiwan-based event in 2017 and holds record for fastest ever ascent

Simon Yates
Yates in action at the Tour de France in July
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Having missed out on a Tour de France podium spot by one place earlier this year, British rider Simon Yates is set to take on one of the craziest climbing challenges in cycling this Friday. 

The Jayco AIUla rider will travel to Taiwan alongside team mate and Colombian climber Jesus David Peña, to embark on the gruelling 87 kilometre long Mount Hehuan - which tops out at 3,275 metres of elevation. 

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