Win your place in the Taiwan KOM Challenge With Our WorldTour Squad
If you fancy yourself as a ‘bit of a climber’, the Taiwan KOM Challenge should be on your to-do list!
“It’s a great opportunity to ride what I’ve heard are absolutely legendary roads in Taiwan, hand in hand with locals.” - Nathan Haas
That's one way of putting it, Nathan. It's also utter madness... The good kind!
Since 2010, on the last Friday of every October, professional, elite and amateur riders have lined themselves up, side-by-side, to relish the pain and glory of this beautiful, brutal climb.
The 105km road race begins at sea level and crawls its way up through the towering marbled cliffs of Taroko Gorge, to the peak of Taiwan’s highest road pass on Mt. Wuling… at 3,275m.
That's 0 - 3,275m of almost continuous upward climbing, over 105km!
We are offering 2 local riders the opportunity to take part in the challenge, not only riding alongside the pros, but as part of our WorldTour squad! Nathan Haas and Steff Cras have taken 2 of the 4 spots for the KATUSHA Team… and YOU have until October 5th to enter our competition to join them.
To enter, fill out the form below, before October 5 and we will announce the 2 winners the following week.
“It’s an opportunity to learn more about professional cycling and about yourself. We hope to impart important experience on our teammates for the event, and show some high level teamwork and camaraderie.” - Nathan Haas
Nathan knows the race is going to be about “suffering… pure suffering” and is going fully prepared to support his younger teammate, Steff Crass, who by Nathan’s account is a (insert Aussie accent) “wiz of a climber”.
"Ill be looking for the highest result possible at the race, and Im super excited to be finishing my season in a good way, at such a great event" - Steff Crass
The Taiwan Cyclist Federation and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau say they are “thrilled to be working with Katusha and to host their riders in Taiwan. Having such a top-level professional team at our event is certain to help us raise the profile of our event even further."
*Travel and accommodation not included.