2008 Tour de Taiwan Stage 4: Intensive circulation at Taichung City

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Taichung City Stage of Tour de Taiwan 2008, approved by several executives since the first time set up in the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium last year, raced today around the Wen-shin Forest Park near Shiang-shang Road, Wen-shin Road, Da-duen 7th Street, and He-nan Road Sec. 4.

Deputy Mayor of Taichung City Chia-chi Hsiao claimed the determination to promote Taichung City. (With Chinese language version recording.)
Cquote1.svg We [the Taichung city Government] hope it become the international city because out city [Taichung] was approved as the most sportive city by Sports Affairs Council of Executive Yuan, this symbolized the city as a 3-in-1 city with sports, shine, and health. If some international games (sporting competition) can be held in this city, it will bring on the prosperity of sporting population and achieve the target of "A city with Culture, Economy, and International". Cquote2.svg

—Chia-chi Hsiao, Deputy Mayor of Taichung City.

The decisive limit when finishing this race.
Image: Rico Shen.

It's a short-term circulation, however. But due to a few differences on land ranges, not every cyclist can keep the leading in a long-period. Finally, the "main group" with 90 participated cyclists passed the finish line, but Krzysztof Jeżowski from Merida Europe narrowly touched the finish line first to win the stage champion.

After the race, Wikinews Reporter Rico Shen briefly questioned Jeżowski about next 4 stages in Tour de Taiwan, he commented that he and his teammate will do several attempts to win the stage champions in next 4 stages to repay on anticipations by some cycling fans.

Final results in Taichung Stage

  • Stage Champion: Krzysztof Jeżowski (Merida Europe)
  • Asian Leader (Blue Jersey): Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team)
  • Taiwan Leader (White Jersey): Kuan-hua Lai (Giant Asia Racing Team)
  • Sprint Leader (Green Jersey): John Murphy (Health Net Pro Cycling Team)
  • General Leader (Yellow Jersey): John Murphy
  • Group Leader: Giant Asia Racing Team


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