On the 27th July, Mektrax sponsored rider Niel Copeland took to the start line of the 7th edition of the Transcontinental race in Burgas, Bulgaria. The Transcontinental was conceived by ultra racing legend Mike Hall and in this editions the riders would cover a distance of over 4000km and 40,000m of climbing in a single, self-supported, stage. Considered one of the hardest ultra races in the world, riders are responsible for everything themselves. No outside assistance is allowed and they must only use what is commercially available to every one.
A late one lap to go attack from Elliott allowed Philip and Taylor to sit comfortably in the pack forcing other teams to chase. In the final straight as Elliott was almost caught, Philip using one of his most impressive abilities immediately jumped and opened a huge gap on the field, rolling across the line in 1st place. Taylor followed Philips wheel but was just beaten at the line, finishing 3rd. Elliott managed to come in with an almost perfectly timed last lap flyer for 5th place.