2008 Tour de Taiwan Stage 6: A jersey battle between American cyclists

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Friday, March 14, 2008

The finishing limit, as Kyle Gritters won its Stage Champion.
Image: Rico Shen.
John Murphy (center), the current yellow jersey leader, was still threatened by Shawn Milne and Peter McDonald.
Image: Rico Shen.

The 6th Stage of 2008 Tour de Taiwan held its long-distance race through 9 townships including Banciao, Hsinchuang, Wugu, Bali, Tamshui, Jinshan, Sanjhih, Shihmen, and Wanli in Taipei County today. Even though this race is the second longest race in 2008 Tour de Taiwan, the weather challenged 89 cyclists due to an earlier rain in Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area.

Cquote1.svg The Tour de Taiwan is secondly chosen here (Taipei County) as a stage. Last year, we cooperate with the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association for some race arrangements to chose Bali Township as the termination of the 6th Stage. After the Tour de Taiwan was firmly set without cross-divisions' stages, we [the Taipei County Government] chose the North Coast Line as the check-point of this race, and set up the race lane with some elements especially scenery. Though it rained in Taipei County that we didn't expect before, but I hope every cyclist can safely finish this race. Cquote2.svg

—Hsi-wei Chou, Magistrate of Taipei County.

Even though some cyclists were unable to finish this race due to some crashes, but several participated cyclists still successfully finished this race steadily and safely. Finally, Kyle Gritters from Health Net Pro Cycling Team won the Champion of this stage. Shawn Milne and Peter McDonald still threatened the current sprint and overall leader John Murphy within a difference less than 10 seconds.

Key Results

  • Stage Champion: Kyle Gritters (Health Net Pro Cycling Team)
  • 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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