OCTTO Components Toronto is proud to announce that for the first time in the history of the race, the Tour de Taiwan 2008 (TdT) will host a Canadian team: the Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling team.
A part of the prestigious UCI Asia Tour, the race boasts UCI 2.2 status designating it as a Pro/Am international stage race.
The list of teams participating is one of the most diverse in the world; in addition to 4 Taiwan based teams, the other 16 teams are from a staggering 11 different nations. As well as the Jet Fuel Coffee team, the race includes the big players Health Net-Maxxis (USA), Team Type 1 (USA), Shimano-Skil (Japan), Drapac-Porsche (NZL), Merida Europe (Pol) and national teams from Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Japan and Indonesia.
The race starts March 9th in Taiwan's oldest and largest city of Kaoshiung and finishes 8 days and stages later in the capital with a circuit race around the world's tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101.
OCTTO Components, besides being a simple sponsor, worked behind the scenes for months to liaison with the organising committee to secure this historic invitation for Jet Fuel.