Semple sprints to victory

Sohrabi takes over race lead

Adam Semple (Drapac) won stage six at the Tour de Taiwan, outkicking Dean Downing (Rapha Condor-Sharp) and Chan Jae Jang (Korea) in the field sprint finale.

"I don't think that it was an easy ride," said Semple. "The Iranian team is very strong. They have been in front of the race the whole time long and they are tough to beat.

"So today we had to ride smart and we worked hard together to ride our own race. At the end, I thought of attacking at the 20km mark but the manager [Giramondo] Agostino told me not to. And at the end, I was led out superbly by [Floris] Goesinnen which made it easier for me."

Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) took over the leader's jersey from teammate Markus Eibegger after picking up bonus seconds during the stage. The Iranian now has a two-second advantage over Eibegger while defending champion David McCann (Giant Kenda Cycling Team) remains in third overall, 21 seconds back.

"I cannot say that I will win the GC this year as there are several more days left to the tour and there will be riders wanting to make things happen for themselves," said Sohrabi.

Full Results
1Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac3:06:30 
2Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
3Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea0:00:02 
4Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
5Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Japan  
6Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
7Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
8Shih-Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
9Jai Crawford (Aus) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
10Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
11Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan  
12Mohd Faris Abdul Razak (Mas) Malaysia  
13David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
14Rico Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
15Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
16Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong  
17Roger Beuchat (Swi) Champion System  
18Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan  
19Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac  
20Junpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
21Wei-Cheng Lee (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
22Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
23Hyosuk Gong (Kor) Korea  
24Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports  
25Burger Leon (Ned) Netherlands  
26Wai Man Chau (HKg) Champion System  
27Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac  
28Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
29Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
30Chun-Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
31Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
32Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Japan  
33Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
34Kun Jiang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
35Kenji Itami (Jpn) Japan  
36Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong  
37Fan Hsin Chu (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
38Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
39Ryan Sherlock (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
40Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
41Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac  
42Hsin-Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan  
43Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Champion System  
44Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong  
45Chia-Chun Chen (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
46Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
47Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
48Amir Rusli (Mas) Drapac  
49Davide Torosantucci (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
50Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong  
51Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
52Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac  
53Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia  
54Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
55Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
56Kun-Hung Hung (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan  
57Shih-Chang Huang (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
58Springintveld Joost (Ned) Netherlands  
59Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports  
60Vries, De Harm (Ned) Netherlands  
61En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
62Che-Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:00:27 
63Kyung Gu Jang (Kor) Korea  
64Vriend Rudy (Ned) Netherlands  
65Cheng-Yen Chen (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan  
66Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia0:00:35 
67Wen-Lung Chien (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:00:36 
68Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:49 
69Sai Fei Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports  
70Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia  
71Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System  
72Yi-Hao Tseng (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:00:57 
73Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:07 
74Kazuki Aoyanagi (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:11 
75Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
76Michael Sherer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:13 
77Wel Van Ruud (Ned) Netherlands  
78Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:18 
79Julian Kyer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
80Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:01:20 
81Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System0:01:28 
82James McCallum (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:01:29 
83Eun Seong Jeong (Kor) Korea0:01:34 
84Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan0:01:39 
85Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan  
86Sung Baek Park (Kor) Korea  
87Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:01:44 
88Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:48 
89Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:01:53 
90Siu Wah Ko (HKg) Hong Kong0:02:13 
91Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System0:02:34 
DNFSergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice  
DNFShu-Ming Liu (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Guanyu Primary School, 60km
1Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System5pts
2Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea3 
3Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team2 
4Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System1 
Sprint 2 - National Erh-lin Vocational High School, 82.4km
1Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team5pts
2Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System3 
3Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System2 
4Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea1 
Sprint 3 - Merida, 123.3km
1Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia5pts
2Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong3 
3Michael Sherer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth2 
4Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System1 
Mountain 1 - 139 24k (Cat. 2) 14.2km
1Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team6pts
2Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong4 
3Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice2 
4Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac1 
Mountain 2 - Baguashan Buddha (Cat. 3) 136.1km
1Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac3pts
2Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp2 
3Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea1 
Teams
1Drapac9:19:34 
2Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:00:02 
3Japan  
4Shimano Racing Team  
5Action Cycling Team  
6Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
7d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
8Champion System  
9Hong Kong  
10Max Success Sports  
11Team Senter-Merida Taiwan  
12Netherlands  
13Korea0:00:27 
14Malaysia0:00:35 
15Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:07 
16Rapha Condor - Sharp0:01:18 
General classification after stage 6
1Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team17:33:48 
2Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:00:02 
3David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:00:21 
4Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac0:00:47 
5Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac0:01:09 
6Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac0:01:26 
7Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:29 
8Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac0:01:30 
9Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:01:31 
10Junpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:33 
11Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:01:36 
12Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:01:37 
13Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:39 
14Jai Crawford (Aus) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
15Davide Torosantucci (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
16Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:01:40 
17Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Japan  
18Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong0:01:41 
19Hyosuk Gong (Kor) Korea0:01:42 
20Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports0:01:45 
21Kyung Gu Jang (Kor) Korea0:02:05 
22Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea0:02:07 
23Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac0:02:09 
24Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:02:13 
25Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:02:16 
26Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong0:02:17 
27Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Japan0:02:18 
28Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:02:19 
29Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong0:02:22 
30Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
31Hsin-Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:02:23 
32Kenji Itami (Jpn) Japan0:02:25 
33Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan0:02:27 
34Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong0:02:28 
35Chun-Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:02:31 
36Wei-Cheng Lee (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:03:01 
37Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System0:03:06 
38Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:10 
39Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia0:03:13 
40Kazuki Aoyanagi (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:03:28 
41Wai Man Chau (HKg) Champion System0:03:53 
42Amir Rusli (Mas) Drapac0:04:01 
43En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:04:07 
44Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia0:04:39 
45Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan0:04:46 
46Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:04:54 
47Vries, De Harm (Ned) Netherlands0:05:09 
48Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:05:10 
49Sung Baek Park (Kor) Korea0:05:30 
50Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:07:02 
51Shih-Chang Huang (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:07:07 
52Julian Kyer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:08:12 
53Ryan Sherlock (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:08:34 
54Burger Leon (Ned) Netherlands0:08:56 
55Mohd Faris Abdul Razak (Mas) Malaysia0:09:41 
56Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong0:10:01 
57Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:10:13 
58Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:10:59 
59Shih-Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:11:37 
60Kun-Hung Hung (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:11:55 
61Eun Seong Jeong (Kor) Korea0:12:27 
62Chia-Chun Chen (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:12:31 
63Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:14:10 
64Kun Jiang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:15:04 
65Fan Hsin Chu (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:16:10 
66Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:17:12 
67Che-Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:17:46 
68Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:18:03 
69Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:18:33 
70Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:19:03 
71Springintveld Joost (Ned) Netherlands0:19:43 
72Roger Beuchat (Swi) Champion System0:20:55 
73Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System0:20:57 
74Yi-Hao Tseng (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:23:47 
75Vriend Rudy (Ned) Netherlands0:24:55 
76Sai Fei Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports0:25:02 
77Wel Van Ruud (Ned) Netherlands0:25:37 
78Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System0:26:43 
79Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:27:28 
80Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Champion System0:28:03 
81James McCallum (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:29:13 
82Cheng-Yen Chen (Tpe) Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:30:06 
83Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:34:38 
84Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan0:35:12 
85Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:35:29 
86Siu Wah Ko (HKg) Hong Kong0:35:30 
87Rico Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:39:04 
88Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia0:39:40 
89Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:41:52 
90Michael Sherer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:47:50 
91Wen-Lung Chien (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:49:47 
Points classification
1Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System32pts
2Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea23 
3Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team20 
4Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac11 
5Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac9 
6Roger Beuchat (Swi) Champion System8 
7Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System8 
8Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team6 
9Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan5 
10David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team5 
11Wai Man Chau (HKg) Champion System5 
12Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia5 
13Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice5 
14Vriend Rudy (Ned) Netherlands5 
15Jai Crawford (Aus) Giant Kenda Cycling Team4 
16Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong3 
17Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team3 
18Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo3 
19Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team3 
20Chun-Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team2 
21Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth2 
22Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp2 
23Michael Sherer (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth2 
24Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team1 
25Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth1 
26Kun Jiang (Chn) Max Success Sports1 
27Sai Fei Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports1 
28Behnam Khalili Khosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team1 
Mountains classification
1Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team33pts
2Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team11 
3Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan11 
4Chun-Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team11 
5Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong9 
6Hyosuk Gong (Kor) Korea9 
7Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong8 
8Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac8 
9Kyung Gu Jang (Kor) Korea6 
10Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team6 
11Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System6 
12Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice4 
13Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac4 
14Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac3 
15Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp3 
16Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System3 
17Sung Baek Park (Kor) Korea2 
18David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team2 
19Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice2 
20Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo2 
21Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea1 
22Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong1 
23Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac1 
24Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Kenda Cycling Team1 
25Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team1 
26Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo1 
27Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports1 
Teams classification
1Tabriz Petrochemical Team52:43:40 
2Drapac0:00:38 
3Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:02:01 
4d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:02:22 
5Shimano Racing Team0:02:25 
6Japan0:02:32 
7Korea0:03:38 
8Hong Kong0:04:06 
9Champion System0:04:14 
10Max Success Sports0:05:38 
11Team Senter-Merida Taiwan0:06:37 
12Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth0:07:50 
13Action Cycling Team0:10:18 
14Malaysia0:13:33 
15Rapha Condor - Sharp0:17:51 
16Netherlands0:26:22 
Back to top