Tour de Taiwan 2008 – Stage 3 – Milne Climbs Into Third

Source: Team Type 1

Baguashan – Team Type 1 helped Shawn Milne move within striking distance of successfully defending his title during Stage 3 Tuesday at the Tour de Taiwan.

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Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.

Milne climbed into third place overall – just six seconds off the overall lead – following the challenging 73-mile (117.4 km) race that featured a plenty of uphill riding in the last 12 miles.

“We worked the cross wind to soften the field and then put Valeriy Kobzarenko up the road,” Team Type 1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said. “Health Net was forced to chase hard, which set up our attacks on the finishing climbs.”

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Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.

Australian Peter McDonald (Drapac Porsche Development Program Team) narrowly beat Milne for the stage win while moving into second place overall. American John Murphy (Health Net presented by Maxxis), who previously was wearing the green jersey of points leader, now has the overall lead.

Wednesday’s Stage 4 returns to the flatlands with a 54.6-mile (88 km) circuit race through Taichung Forest Park.

Stage 3 Winner: Peter McDonal, Drapac Porche Development Program Tea 2:45:48
General Classification: John Murphy, The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented
Points: John Murphy, The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented, 39pts
Asian: Takashi Miyazawa, Team Meitan Hompo-GDR

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