Video: ŠKODA KAROQ assists extreme athletes in the Himalayas

Video: ŠKODA KAROQ assists extreme athletes in the Himalayas
The cyclists also had to make diligent preparations. For a month before the race, for example, they slept in special tents which helped them to simulate the high-altitude conditions, thus facilitating acclimatization to the location.

› Four extreme athletes wanted to break an extraordinary cycling record
› The ŠKODA KAROQ served as a reference for the current fastest time
› A 40-kilometre-long route runs along the highest road in the Himalayas up to an altitude of over 5,300 metres
› Watch the race in the video 'Catching Breath' on ŠKODA Storyboard

Mladá Boleslav, 11. December 2017 – As a long-standing sponsor of cycling, ŠKODA AUTO supported a particularly bold record attempt by four extreme athletes. Their aim was to conquer the highest mountain road in the Himalayas on bicycles in record time. The ŠKODA KAROQ was travelling at the exact speed of the current record holder. The compact SUV assisted the cyclists on the 40-kilometre-long route up the mountain and served as a constant time reference. With a climb involving an average gradient of five per cent, the route is one of the most difficult in the world. You can find out whether one of the professional athletes has broken the record in the video ‘Catching Breath’ on ŠKODA Storyboard website.

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