0Tour de Taiwan wraps up in Pingtung

Taiwan Today
Date: March 31, 2017

The Tour de Taiwan, the nation’s premier professional cycling race, wrapped up March

(from left) Chen Chien-liang of Taiwan, Benjamin Prades of Spain and Colombia’s Edwin Avila celebrate on the podium after completing the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Taiwan March 30 in the southern county of Pingtung. (Courtesy of CTCA)

30 in the southern county of Pingtung, with Spain’s Benjamin Prades claiming first place in the Union Cycliste Internationale Asia Tour event.

A total of 105 cyclists from 30 countries and territories representing 21 teams—including five Taiwan challengers racing for two local outfits—battled it out over the 682-kilometer competition. The five-stage race spanned urban and scenic routes in the northern cities of Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan, and the central county of Nantou before concluding in Pingtung.

Racing for Team Ukyo of Japan, Prades took home the yellow jersey as winner of the General classification with an overall time of 16:05:19. He also claimed the polka dot jersey as the best rider in the Mountains classification.    [FULL  STORY]

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