The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a great campaign at the Tour de Taiwan, UCI 2.1 stage race. Covering 5 stages of exciting racing, the team had an exceptional experience both racing the event and spending time in the amazing country. With the Taipei Bike Show taking pace at the front end of the trip, the athletes had a chance to visit key parters, sign autographs, shake hands and meet many integral people who help make this program a success.
The five man roster included climbing sensations Alex Hoehn and Eder Frayre who did a fantastic job finishing top 10 on several stages. Sprinter Alfredo Rodriguez finished 7th on the 1st stage and 5th on the final stage in hectic sprint finishes. Each stage had fantastic covered through YouTube Livestreem which made it very exciting to watch from home.
You can catch the highlights of each stage at the following links:
The support through out the event was top notch from both the event and the team’s Taiwan partners. Each stage had a parade atmosphere that the team was able to enjoy before the racing began.
The 5th an final stage of the race quickly became very exciting for the team and fans at home as the riders animated the front of the race. The breakaways went up the road and came back to the peloton to reshuffle, Brian McCulloch went with a counter move to teammate Joe Schmalz and this was the combination that stuck and stayed away almost until the finish. On the 198K stage, Brian rode in the break for 4.5hrs and was caught within the final 10K of the race. The effort had everyone at home on the edge of their seats and created an extremely exciting race to watch for our partners attending the event. With sprint points and KOM lines through out the stage to contend, this was an exciting stage to watch!
To watch the complete 5th stage, follow this link:
The team is extremely grateful to our partners who helped support this trip and for the opportunity to race in such an amazing country. Having the chance to race the teams first UCI 2.1 event was fantastic and being part of the UCI Asia Tour was a great way kick off a big block of racing.
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