Tour de Taiwan 2008 – Stage 2 – Pingtung County – European & American cyclists risen up

Source: Wikipedia

The 2008 Tour de Taiwan, with a tropic weather in Pingtung County, started its 2nd stage in Pingtung Tropic Agriculture Exposition Park (in Chinese: 屏東熱博園區) and raced around Pingtung Orchid Fern Bicycle Lane (in Chinese: 屏東蘭花蕨自行車道) 8 laps today. With its steadily of lane range, cyclists’ speed, endurance, and physical strength played the key roles in this stage.

Tour de Taiwan 2008 - Stage 2 - Pingtung County
Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.


In the intermediate period of this race, Sea Keong Loh, Kenichiro Tose, Peter Morse, and Angus Morton ever successively sprinted for a short-term leading, but the “main group” consisted the difference in just a few distance. Finally, 93 groups in main group were finished this race in 2H21m47s, but Marek Wesoły reached the finish line first to won the stage champion.

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Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.


After races in Kaohsiung and Pingtung, Kam-po Wong and Po-hung Wu held the leading respectively in Asian and Taiwan Group, John Murphy got the leading in overall and sprint group.

Marek Wesoly
Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.

Stage Results
  • Stage Champion: Marek Wesoły (Merida Europe)
  • Asian Leader: Sung-baek Park (Korea Seoul City Cycling, Overall in 2nd)
  • Taiwan Leader: Wei-chieh Liu (Taiwan Kinan CCD, Overall in 11th)
Overall Results
  • General Champion (Yellow Jersey): John Murphy (Health Net Pro Cycling Team)
  • Asian Leader (Blue Jersey): Kam-po Wong (Hong Kong Pro Cycling)
  • Taiwan Leader (White Jersey): Po-hung Wu (Taiwan Kinan CCD)
  • Sprint Leader (Green Jersey): John Murphy
  • Group Leader: Merida Europe

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