Tour de Taiwan

The Tour de Taiwan is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Taiwan since 1978, and is part of the UCI Asia Tour since 2005. It has been classed 2.1 category race for the first time in 2012.

Tour de Taiwan
Tour de Taiwan logo.svg
DateMarch
RegionTaiwan
English nameTour of Taiwan
Local name(s)國際自由車環台公路大賽 (in Chinese)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.1
TypeStage race
OrganiserChinese Taipei Cycling Association
Web sitewww.tourdetaiwan.org.tw/index.aspx Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1978 (1978)
Most recent Nick White (AUS)

HistoryEdit

Tour de Taiwan was established by Giant Sports Foundation's founder, King Liu in 1978. The first race began in Taipei, through Western Taiwan, Southern Taiwan, Eastern Taiwan, and finally ended in Taipei.

This cycling tour championship is recognized by International Cycling Union (UCI) in 2005, and is integrated with the Taipei Cycle Show, organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in 2006.

Past winnersEdit

General classificationEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1994   Germany Ralf Schmidt
1999   New Zealand Brendan Vesty Navigare–Gaerne
2003   Iran Ghader Mizbani Giant Asia Racing Team
2004   Germany Moritz Milatz Merida Europe Team
2005   Iran Ahad Kazemi Giant Asia Racing Team
2006   Ireland Stephen Gallagher Giant Asia Racing Team
2007   United States Shawn Milne Health Net–Maxxis
2008   United States John Murphy Health Net–Maxxis
2009   Poland Krzysztof Jezowski Merida Europe Team
2010   Ireland David McCann Giant Asia Racing Team
2011   Austria Markus Eibegger Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2012   Australia Rhys Pollock Drapac Cycling
2013   Australia Bernard Sulzberger Drapac Cycling
2014   France Rémy Di Gregorio Team La Pomme Marseille 13
2015   Iran Samad Pourseyedi Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2016   Australia Robbie Hucker Avanti IsoWhey Sports
2017   Spain Benjamín Prades Team UKYO
2018   Japan Yukiya Arashiro Japan (national team)
2019   Australia Jonathan Clarke Floyd's Pro Cycling
2020   Australia Nick White Team BridgeLane

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