I recently had lunch with Rick Bennett, who is the organizer of the 1000 warriors, I told him that we had a team and wanted to race the 1000 warriors, but didn't have the funds. He told me that he would welcome our team under his invitation (free of cost). He told me that "we could only do this if we race to win." I told him that we would have 4 or 5 racers working for our two best climbers and would do all we could to get them there.
If we think, we can competitively race, and compete to win the stage I can get us in. I just need to know by the end of next week.