Tour de Taiwan in Taipei County

Kyle Gritters wins stage 6 of the 2008 Tour de Taiwan in Banqiao, Taipei County

Stage 6 of the 2008 Tour de Taiwan was held in Taipei County today. Riders raced over a 127 kilometre route along Taiwan’s north coast with the start and finish at the Taipei County Government Building in Banqiao. Kyle Gritters (USA) riding for the Health Net presented by Maxxis team won the stage in a two man breakaway.

rider gets up after a crash at the finish of stage 6 of the 2008 Tour de Taiwan

There was a bad crash when the main peloton came into the finish. Sean captured the crash here and here. One rider left the scene in an ambulance.

John Murphy of Health Net presented by Maxxis team retained the yellow jersey in stage 6

John Murphy (USA) riding for the Health Net presented by Maxxis team retained the yellow jersey at the end of stage 6. The gentleman on the right is Lee Kai-chih (李開志), Secretary-General of the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association. John Murphy also holds the green jersey for the leading sprinter.

Riders on the podium at the end of stage 6 of the Tour de Taiwan 2008

White jersey for the leading Taiwanese rider is worn by Lai Kuan-hua (賴冠華) of the Giant Asian Racing Team. John Murphy is in the centre and stage winner, Kyle Gritters on the right. Holder of the blue jersey for leading Asian rider, Taiji Nishitani (JPN) of the Aisan Racing Team, was absent as he was being treated for injuries.

Craig has already covered the action from stage 1 in Kaohsiung and stage 3 in Changhua. Also have a look at his wonderful photos at flickr. Detailed results are available from www.cyclingnews.com. I’ll have more from stage 7 in Nangang tomorrow.

*more photos in the Tour de Taiwan 2008 set at flickr.

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