Success in Taiwan

Photo Credit: Chinese Taipei Cycling Association

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team returned to the Tour de Taiwan for the 3rd year with big aspirations. The 5 day UCI 2.1 event is the first stop on the UCI Asia Tour and an exciting venture for the team abroad.

The tour proved to be a successful campaign with James Piccoli winning the Queen Stage on day four, finishing 2nd on the General Classification and Eric Young sprinting to two photo finishes 2nd places on stages 1 and 5.

The team took advantage of previous course knowledge and fine-tuned leadout to control the final kilometers on stage 1. Eric finished a close 2nd with teammate Alfredo Rodriguez 4th, beginning the race in exciting fashion.

Photo Credit: Chinese Taipei Cycling Association

On stage 4, the team was committed to giving climber James Piccoli all their resources to ensure he was ready for the penultimate climb and run in to the finish. James attacked multiple times on the steep climbs in the final kilometers, but could not put enough distance between himself and the hard charging reduced bunch.

With only a few kilometers left, and where the gradient of the course softened, James used the momentum of the bunch to launch one final attack. The surge caught the group off guard and he quickly gained a sizable gap. He buried his head, turning on the after burners to win the stage by a few bike length.

Photo Credit: Chinese Taipei Cycling Association

The 5th and final stage is the longest of the tour at just under 200k. Being a relatively flat course, the finish was sure to come down to a sprint. Again, the team focused on conserving all their resources to shepard Eric to the finish line. The sprint came down to a bike throw again, with Eric narrowly finishing 2nd on the stage.

The team wrapped up the 2019 Tour de Taiwan as the most successful UCI campaign to date, with gained motivation and confidence heading into the Joe Martin Stage Race and Tour of the Gila.

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Elevate KHS, Redlands Classic


The Redlands bicycle Classic has been a staple race for the Elevate KHS Pro team from the start. This years race did not disappoint as the team finished with 3rd and 4th overall with Eder Frayre and Jordan Cheyne. Congratulations to the team on their podiums!

Desert Kings

That’s a wrap on the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon. Nik Nestoroff took second behind downhill great Aaron Gwin, with Logan Binggeli taking a close third. With their podium finishes Nik locked up the overall series win, with Logan second overall, and Steven Walton third overall.  Congratulations to the KHS Factory Racing team on their win!

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Piccoli wins queen stage at Tour de Taiwan

Congratulations to James Piccoli and the Elevate KHS pro cycling team on winning the Stage 4, the Queen stage, at the 2019 Tour de Taiwan!

After the race James had this to say, “Today is a really hard stage. On the beautiful road of Nantou county, Sun Moon Lake, so nice here, but the road is very hard. Our strategy was to see if we can make a small group on the climb, because that is my best chance since I don’t sprint very fast. I just tried to attack with 1km to go, and it worked.”

James attacked with 500 meters to go and came to a very comforting gap to win this years 4th stage.

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Tour of Taiwan Preview

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team will be racing the Tour de Taiwan March 17-21st. This the third time the team has traveled to Taiwan to compete in the UCI 2.1 stage race that is the first stop of the UCI Asia Tour.

Roster:

Alfredo Rodriguez

Brian McCulloch

Eric Young

George Simpson

James Piccoli

Ulises Castillo

Each stage will be shown live through the Tour de Taiwan YouTube Channel.

Note: Taiwan is 15-hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time, the times below are adjusted to that time zone.

Stage 1: March 17th

Taipei City

83Km

Start Time: Saturday March 16th, 6:15PM PST

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Stage 2: March 18th

Taoyuan City

118Km

Start Time: Sunday March 17th, 6:30PM PST

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Stage 3: March 19th

Taiwan Romantic Route

156Km

Start Time: Monday March 18th 6:30PM

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Stage 4: March 20th

Nantoe County

166Km

Start Time: Tuesday March 19th, 6:30PM PST

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Stage 5: March 21st

Pingtung County

193Km

Start Time: Wednesday March 20th, 6:30PM

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