Wasn’t sure if this belonged in Training or Racing so apologies if it has to be moved.
Pretty simple question. Where do you sit when it comes to KOMs/QOMs? Are they important to you and do you actively seek and challenge for the segment?
I ask because it would seem that completely by accident, I took a KOM on a group ride with my teammates during our Saturday drop ride. Today I received a message from a person who I’m guessing was the previous holder of the KOM. His message was quite, lets say, passionate. To the point that he called me a ‘cheat’ and that he knew I was on a group ride. He also said that he’s ‘flagging’ the ride. Not even sure what that means…
Initially I thought this was hysterical but the more I thought about it, I thought wow, this person has got to the point where he’s felt the need to message me about a KOM. What is this coming to?
For context, this wasn’t an impressive alpine climb or a local TT course, it’s a stretch of road which whilst lovely, has no other spectacular features.