Tomorrow is the start of the first ever Adventure Racing World Series race in Asia, X-trail Altray Expedition in China, with team Haglöfs Silva on the startline!
28 Teams have gathered in the remote town of Kanas, close to the Mongolian border, to race this 300 km non stop Adventure Race. The lineup contains some of the top ranked teams of the AR World Series but also some of the best stage racing specialists, well used to high speed racing in China!
Tomorrow, saturday the race will start with a prologue, but the real race begins on September 25th with a 53km mountain trek reaching a high point of 2200 meter above sea level. In case of good visibility, the teams can expect a magnificant view down to Lake Kanas where the 2nd stage, a 34km paddle will take place. This lake is one of the most protected natural tourist destinations in China and the event has received a special consent to explore the northern part of the lake. Then follows a 47km trek, 96km mountain bike, a ropes course, a 59 km mountain bike and a final 1km run to the finish.
One of the many unique experiences of the race will be a 2 hour compulsory Cultural challenge Teams must make and cook a traditional noodle dish in a remote village of the region…
Team Haglöfs Silva is represented by Aaron, Mattias, Robert and Marika Wagner.
All teams will be carrying GPS tracking transponders and the race is to be followed LIVE on live.arworldseries.com/xtrail. More information on http://arworldseries.com/arws-china-x-trail-expedition/
We will try to keep our facebook and instagram accounts updated during the race.’
Please keep your fingers crossed for our team!