Miyazawa goes two-for-two

McCann keeps yellow for Giant Asia

 Takashi Miyazawa threw the gauntlet at current Tour de Taiwan yellow jersey David McCann that his time may be up following the former's back-to-back stage wins heading into Taichung City at the end of stage four today.

The pint-sized Miyazawa, who took his first ever stage of the Tour de Taiwan yesterday in Changhua was again in his element when he became part of a three-man breakaway just before the second sprint stage at Yongchun Road.

"The strategy was to break away as soon as there was an opportunity as today being a flat stage, there is every possibility for anyone to win the race," said Miyazawa afterwards.

"A lot of teams did not want to work today as they are preparing for the climb tomorrow. I had hoped that the other rider with me (Ryoma Nonaka) would take the stage but he couldn't - that is bicycle life.

"For tomorrow, I will be just looking at David and while I might be a sprinter more than a climber, David will be the main aim."

Starting just outside the Chunghwa Telecom and fronted by Wenxin Forest Park, the race was mostly flat today with three sprints around Taichung City Centre.

With an average speed of just under 50km/h, the peloton raced through the route for Hsiao Shih Hsin from Exustar Cycling Team to take sprint one.

Just before the second sprint, a three-man breakaway left the peloton, including Miyazawa and his team-mate Nonaka, plus Malaysia's Suhardi Hassan.

Suhardi picked up the second sprint stage as Nonaka grabbed the third heading into the finish line.

And while they managed to work well to establish a lead of well over two minutes at one point, they just could not last the pace when they were caught by the main bunch in the last seven kilometres of the race.

In addition to winning today's stage and strengthening his position at the top of the sprinters' classification, the 32-year-old Miyazawa also took over the best Asian classification from Hong Kong 's Cheung King Wei.

"He's fast: two wins out of two is very good. Other than winning the stage, he has also managed to win some valuable seconds off me," said McCann of his Japanese opponent.

"But I think that tomorrow will be the decider where I still believe that it can be anybody's title, considering that there are two big hills instead of two big mountains to climb.

"I would have preferred a much harder climb but we will see what happens tomorrow."

While McCann maintains his hold on the race lead, the two consecutive stage wins have allowed Miyazawa to move up to fourth in the general classification, just 20 seconds behind.

Second is William Clarke (Genesys Wealth System) and third is Philip Gaimon (Kenda), who are both 11 seconds adrift of the Irish veteran.

Stage five into Miaoli County will be of interest to not only the peloton but also a mention should be given to the current leader of the king of the mountains jersey holder Feng Chun Kai of the Action Cycling team.

Miaoli is Chun Kai's hometown and it will be interesting to see if he can turn on the power and celebrate his return home with a stage win which will see riders going through two Category 1 climbs at Sanyi and Liyutan.

 

Full Results
1Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan National Team2:43:22 
2Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
3Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
4Smolen Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
5Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
6Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp  
7Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
8Najmee Wan Mohammed (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
9David McCann (Irl) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
10Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
11Chad Hartley (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER  
12Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
13William Clarke (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
14Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
15Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
16Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
17Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
18Rizuan Zainal Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
19Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
20Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
21Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
22Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
23King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
24Rene' Hooghiemster (Ned) National Team Netherlands  
25Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
26Ivor Bruin (Ned) National Team Netherlands  
27Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
28Jumpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
29Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
30Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor Sharp  
31Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan National Team  
32Deon Locke (Aus) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
33Yin-Chih Wang (Tpe) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
34Shuai Chun Chiang (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
35Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
36Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
37Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
38Wouter Haan (Ned) National Team Netherlands  
39Mart Ojavee (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
40Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
41Rastra Patria (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
42Philip Gaimon (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER  
43Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
44Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
45Chia Hong Yang (Tpe) Specialized Novatec  
46Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
47Eugen Wacker (Kgz) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
48Hung Chia Lin (Tpe) e-MA Cycling Teame-MA  
49Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
50Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
51Hsih Chang Huang (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
52Wen Lung Chien (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
53Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
54Rasoul Barati (IRI) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
55Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
56Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
57Jacob Rytlewski (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER  
58Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
59Chih Feng Liu (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
60Chin Lung Huang (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
61Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
62Fan Hsin Chu (Tpe) Specialized Novatec  
63Yung Hua Cheng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
64Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
65Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
66Shu Ming Liu (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
67Ssu Ju Peng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
68Rebiewski Jaroslaw (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
69Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
70Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
71Roman Krasilnikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
72Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp  
73Seiichi Koshinomi (Jpn) Japan National Team  
74Arjen Ten Dam (Ned) National Team Netherlands  
75Ahmad Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
76Alex Coutts (GBr) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
77Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
78Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
79Tsun Kuei Chen (Tpe) Specialized Novatec0:00:28 
80Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
81Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
82Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:00:32 
83Chad Burdzilauskas (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:00:34 
84Jonathan Sundt (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER  
85Takumi Beppu (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team0:00:52 
86Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team0:00:55 
87Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:01:14 
88Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:29 
89Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team0:01:52 
90Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:02:47 
91Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:11:27 
DNFCheng Chen Su (Tpe) e-MA Cycling Teame-MA  
General Classification after stage four
1David McCann (Irl) GIANT Asia Racing Team12:30:28 
2William Clarke (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:11 
3Philip Gaimon (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER  
4Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan National Team0:00:20 
5King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:27 
6Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team0:00:30 
7Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:00:45 
8Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:00:51 
9Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:00:55 
10Smolen Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:57 
11Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team0:01:01 
12Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:01:04 
13Rene' Hooghiemster (Ned) National Team Netherlands0:01:07 
14Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
15Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
16Shu Ming Liu (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
17Fan Hsin Chu (Tpe) Specialized Novatec  
18Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:01:10 
19Mart Ojavee (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:01:19 
20Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:01:46 
21Rastra Patria (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:01:57 
22Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:02:58 
23Jacob Rytlewski (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:03:18 
24Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:03:21 
25Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team0:03:27 
26Deon Locke (Aus) CKT Tmit - Champion System  
27Hsih Chang Huang (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
28Rebiewski Jaroslaw (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
29Yin-Chih Wang (Tpe) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:03:44 
30Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team0:03:45 
31Jumpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
32Chih Feng Liu (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
33Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
34Alex Coutts (GBr) GIANT Asia Racing Team0:04:04 
35Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team0:04:19 
36Eugen Wacker (Kgz) GIANT Asia Racing Team0:05:37 
37Chin Lung Huang (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team0:05:55 
38Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team0:06:00 
39Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:06:07 
40Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:06:10 
41Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:06:24 
42Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:06:35 
43Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:06:38 
44Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:06:41 
45Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
46Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
47Rizuan Zainal Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:06:43 
48Rasoul Barati (IRI) GIANT Asia Racing Team0:06:53 
49Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
50Najmee Wan Mohammed (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:06:59 
51Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
52Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
53Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
54Wen Lung Chien (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:07:08 
55Arjen Ten Dam (Ned) National Team Netherlands0:07:14 
56Ahmad Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:07:18 
57Shuai Chun Chiang (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team0:07:19 
58Wouter Haan (Ned) National Team Netherlands0:07:23 
59Ivor Bruin (Ned) National Team Netherlands  
60Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan National Team  
61Yung Hua Cheng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team0:07:32 
62Ssu Ju Peng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
63Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:07:36 
64Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:07:48 
65Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:07:50 
66Seiichi Koshinomi (Jpn) Japan National Team  
67Tsun Kuei Chen (Tpe) Specialized Novatec0:07:53 
68Nathan Haas (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:07:56 
69Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:08:02 
70Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:08:11 
71Roman Krasilnikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:08:15 
72Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:08:18 
73Chad Burdzilauskas (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:08:24 
74Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:08:26 
75Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:08:34 
76Jonathan Sundt (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:08:57 
77Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor Sharp0:09:22 
78Takumi Beppu (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team0:09:37 
79Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor0:10:03 
80Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:10:35 
81Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
82Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp0:10:54 
83Hung Chia Lin (Tpe) e-MA Cycling Teame-MA0:13:09 
84Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:15:06 
85Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Japan National Team0:15:23 
86Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:15:40 
87Nathan Earle (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:16:23 
88Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:16:56 
89Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:18:08 
90Chia Hong Yang (Tpe) Specialized Novatec0:25:30 
91Chad Hartley (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:26:02 
Points Classification
1Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan National Team42pts
2Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor24 
3Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp21 
4Smolen Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice21 
5Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice18 
6David Mccann (Irl) GIANT Asia Racing Team16 
7Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team13 
8Philip Gaimon (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER13 
9King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team12 
10William Clarke (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers12 
11Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team12 
12Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team12 
13Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team10 
14Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National Team9 
15Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team9 
16Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System9 
17Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Japan National Team8 
18Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team8 
19Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team8 
20Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia8 
21Rizuan Zainal Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team8 
22Jacob Rytlewski (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER6 
23Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia6 
24Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System6 
25Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team5 
26Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team5 
27Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong Team5 
28Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team4 
29Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor4 
30Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia4 
31Wan Mohammed Najmee Wan Mohammed (Mas) Malaysia National Team3 
32Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp3 
33Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team2 
34Ben Grenda (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers1 
35Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice1 
36Kyle Marwood (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers1 
37Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor1 
Mountains Classification
1Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team10pts
2Rizuan Zainal Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team7 
3Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong Team4 
4Philip Gaimon (USA) KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER2 
5Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team1 
6Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team1 
Teams Classification
1Hong Kong Team37:35:32 
2Shimano Racing Team0:01:25 
3CKT tmit - Champion System0:01:29 
4ACTION Cycling Team0:03:17 
5GIANT Asia Racing Team0:03:26 
6KENDA presented by GEARGRINDER0:04:07 
7Team Bridgestone Anchor0:05:08 
8Japan National Team0:06:54 
9CCC Polsat Polkowice0:07:01 
10Malaysia National Team0:07:14 
11Rapha Condor Sharp0:09:11 
12Genesys Wealth Advisers0:09:14 
13AISAN Racing Team0:09:46 
14Equinox KFT Team0:10:26 
15Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:11:11 
16National Team Netherlands0:11:36 
17Exustar Cycling Team0:12:42 
18Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:14:48 
19Specialized Novatec0:27:54 
Asian Riders Classification
1Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan National Team12:30:48 
2King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team12:30:55 
3Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team12:30:58 
4Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong Team12:31:23 
5Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team12:31:29 
6Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team12:31:32 
7Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team12:31:35 
8Kenji Itami (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
9Shu Ming Liu (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
10Fan Hsin Chu (Tpe) Specialized Novatec  
11Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor12:31:38 
12Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National Team12:32:14 
13Rastra Patria (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team12:32:25 
14Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team12:33:26 
15Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team12:33:49 
16Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team12:33:55 
17Hsih Chang Huang (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
18Yin-Chih Wang (Tpe) CKT Tmit - Champion System12:34:12 
19Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team12:34:13 
20Jumpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team  
21Chih Feng Liu (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team  
22Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) GIANT Asia Racing Team  
23Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team12:34:47 
24Eugen Wacker (Kgz) GIANT Asia Racing Team12:36:05 
25Chin Lung Huang (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team12:36:23 
26Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team12:36:28 
27Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team12:36:52 
28Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia12:37:03 
29Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team12:37:06 
30Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team12:37:09 
31Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
32Rizuan Zainal Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team12:37:11 
33Rasoul Barati (IRI) GIANT Asia Racing Team12:37:21 
34Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team  
35Najmee Wan Mohammed (Mas) Malaysia National Team12:37:27 
36Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor  
37Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) ACTION Cycling Team  
38Wen Lung Chien (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team12:37:36 
39Ahmad Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysia National Team12:37:46 
40Shuai Chun Chiang (Tpe) Exustar Cycling Team12:37:47 
41Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan National Team12:37:51 
42Yung Hua Cheng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team12:38:00 
43Ssu Ju Peng (Tpe) Equinox KFT Team  
44Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia12:38:04 
45Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia12:38:18 
46Seiichi Koshinomi (Jpn) Japan National Team  
47Tsun Kuei Chen (Tpe) Specialized Novatec12:38:21 
48Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor12:38:30 
49Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team12:38:54 
50Takumi Beppu (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team12:40:05 
51Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor12:40:31 
52Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team12:41:03 
53Hung Chia Lin (Tpe) e-MA Cycling Teame-MA12:43:37 
54Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) Malaysia National Team12:45:34 
55Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Japan National Team12:45:51 
56Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team12:46:08 
57Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team12:47:24 
58Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia12:48:36 
59Chia Hong Yang (Tpe) Specialized Novatec12:55:58 

 

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