Breaking all records
In follow up to our previous post, we would like to update you on the KTA China Tour Finals in Pingtan Island, which ended on the 20th May 2012 and were a huge success. It was the first time a KTA tour event was held in China and it broke records for the number of participants at 116 riders, the largest crowd and media attendance at a KTA event and the largest prize purse for the event winners.
Pingtan is China’s windiest location with regular winds over 30knts during the monsoon season and luckily the weather during the event lived up to its reputation. With winds up to 30knts throughout the competition, the riders were given the best conditions to perform for the daily crowds of around 10,000 people, the largest audience ever seen at a KTA event. Riders were treated like celebrities off the water and were asked for autographs and photos everywhere they went.