Tour de Taiwan: Giacoppo too good in Kanpanzan

Second stage for Australian in tough finish

Australia’s Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) has scored his second stage win in three days at the 2012 Tour de Taiwan as he outsprinted Italy's Roberto Ferrari (Androni Giocattoli) at the top of Kanpanzan in Taoyuan County. His compatriot Rhys Pollock (Drapac Cycling) took over from Saxo Bank’s Takashi Miyazawa in the lead of the overall classification.

Once breakaway veterans Shinichi Fukushima (Terengganu Cycling Team) and Lee Rodgers (RTS Racing), got caught with 6km to go, the most notable action was the gap created by Cameron Wurf (Champion System) at the real top of the final climb, which was located 500 metres before the finishing line.

“I thought I got it”, regretted the former Australian rower who got caught and crashed with only 25 metres to go on the barricades behind Saufi (Terengganu). However, his compatriot Giacoppo had made the break in the downhill. Even Ferrari couldn’t come across to him despite his famous natural speed.

“Coming into the finish, one of my team-mates rode right at the front and another one tried to go away”, Giacoppo explained. The Genesys team protected the winner of stage one but had bigger plans for former U23 national champion Ben Dyball. However, the 10km climb to Kanpanzan didn’t create as much of a selection as expected, so it came down to a sprint finish for almost forty riders.

“I don’t really know myself as a rider yet”, Giacoppo admitted. “After stage one in Taipei, people said that all I can win is criteriums, so to win a mountain top finish here - I couldn’t be happier.” He was delighted to realize that the runner up was no less than Ferrari who got three top 5 at the Giro d’Italia last year.

“It’s always good to beat such a renowned rider. It’s a confidence booster for sure. We as a team came here to try and get stage wins. The GC is not over yet but our goal remains the stage wins.”

As Miyazawa finished in the second group, the yellow jersey is now on the shoulders of another Australian, Rhys Pollock, who holds the same time as stage two winner Wang Kam Po. “It wasn’t a goal as such to get into the lead today”, he noted two days ahead of his 32nd birthday.

“We rode fairly easy after the first climb. Luckily, the final climb wasn’t steep. I’m definitely not a climber. My team-mates Adam Semple and Darren Lapthorne are stronger in the hills than I am. Being aggressive during those three days has put me in yellow jersey. It’s not ideal to have the lead with the same time as somebody else but we take it as it is.

“All the riders classified within thirty seconds at the top of the overall classification still have a chance to win the Tour de Taiwan”, confirmed Wang who moved into the lead in the best Asian rider classification. “I believe that European and Australian riders will become stronger than us Asians in the second half of the race.”

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers3:11:06 
2Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
3Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
4Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
5Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
6Muhamid Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
7Antonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
8Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
9Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
10Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
11Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo  
12Tom Vermeer (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
13Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
14Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
15Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
16Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team  
17Giaro Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
18Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
19Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
20Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
21Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan National Team  
22Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
23Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
24Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
25Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan National Team  
26Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
27Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank  
28Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
29Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team  
30Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
31Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
32Salvatore Mancuso (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:12 
33Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team  
34Soon Yeong Kwon (Kor) KSPO  
35Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank0:00:26 
36Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
37Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling  
38Chin Feng Liu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
39Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
40Hsin-Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
41Samuel Davis (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
42Chien Liang Chen (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team0:00:41 
43Mohd Sharul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team  
44Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling  
45Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Jelly Belly Cycling0:00:44 
46Alex Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus0:00:48 
47Yung-Hua Cheng (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
48Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
49Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
50Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan National Team  
51Miguel Angel Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team  
52Do Hyoung Kim (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team  
53Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
54Abbas Tanha Saeidi (IRI) Azad University Cross Team0:00:53 
55Chung Yan Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:01:03 
56Keisuke Nakao (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:17 
57Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:01:18 
58Cheng-Yen Chen (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
59Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
60Wu-Hsing Yang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
61Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
62Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:01:27 
63Alireza Haghi (IRI) Azad University Cross Team0:01:41 
64Je Sung Yeon (Kor) KSPO0:01:49 
65Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO0:02:09 
66Amir Mustafa Rusli (Mas) Drapac Cycling  
67Che-Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
68Alexey Markov (Rus) RusVelo  
69Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
70Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling0:02:14 
71Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:02:24 
72Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:03:20 
73Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:38 
74Alex Carver (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:04:02 
75Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:04:24 
76Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:04:32 
77Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team0:04:33 
78Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team  
79Cheng Ying Hsieh (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:05:10 
80Dong Hyun Shin (Kor) KSPO0:06:08 
81Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team0:06:33 
82Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
83Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
84Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo  
85Ki Ju Lee (Kor) KSPO  
86Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
87Steven Wong (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:11:47 
88Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:13:57 
89Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo0:14:20 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida5 pts
2Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank3 
3Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team2 
4Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team5 pts
2Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team3 
3Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team2 
4Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team1 
Climb 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team8 pts
2Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team6 
3Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team5 
4Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team3 
5Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team2 
6Muhamid Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Climb 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers8 pts
2Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli6 
3Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team5 
4Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp2 
6Muhamid Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Androni Giocattoli9:33:18 
2Drapac Cycling  
3Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
4Japanese National Team  
5Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
6Team Saxo Bank0:00:26 
7Genesys Wealth Advisers  
8Nutrixxion Abus0:00:48 
9Honk Kong National Team  
10Taipei National Team0:00:52 
11Terengganu Cycling Team0:01:29 
12Team Senter - Merida0:01:40 
13Azad University Cross Team0:01:41 
14Jelly Belly Cycling0:01:51 
15Rapha Condor - Sharp0:02:09 
16Action Cycling Team0:02:36 
17KSPO0:03:58 
18RTS Racing Team0:04:56 
19Rusvelo0:08:42 
General classification after stage three
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling7:17:01 
2Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
3Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus0:00:04 
4Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan National Team0:00:06 
5Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling  
6Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank0:00:18 
7Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:19 
8Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:29 
9Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:46 
10Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team0:00:51 
11Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:52 
12Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
13Alexander Serov (Rus) RusVelo  
14Tom Vermeer (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
15Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
16Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
17Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
18Muhamid Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
20Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team  
21Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling  
22Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank  
23Giaro Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
24Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
25Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team  
26Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
27Ben Dyball (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers  
28Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan National Team  
29Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team  
30Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
31Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida0:00:57 
32Antonino Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:03 
33Salvatore Mancuso (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:04 
34Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
35Samuel Davis (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:16 
36Chin Feng Liu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team0:01:18 
37Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Jelly Belly Cycling0:01:36 
38Alex Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus0:01:38 
39Miguel Angel Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team0:01:40 
40Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling0:01:52 
41Chin-Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:02:10 
42Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:16 
43Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:02:19 
44Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team0:02:51 
45Soon Yeong Kwon (Kor) KSPO  
46Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:01 
47Abbas Tanha Saeidi (IRI) Azad University Cross Team0:03:13 
48Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team0:03:17 
49Hsin-Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
50Mohd Sharul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:03:32 
51Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling  
52Chien Liang Chen (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
53Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:03:39 
54Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Japan National Team  
55Yung-Hua Cheng (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida  
56Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong Team  
57Chung Yan Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team0:03:54 
58Keisuke Nakao (Jpn) Japan National Team0:04:08 
59Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:04:09 
60Wu-Hsing Yang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team  
61Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) Action Cycling Team  
62Patrick Shaw (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:04:12 
63Alireza Haghi (IRI) Azad University Cross Team0:04:32 
64Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO0:05:00 
65Amir Mustafa Rusli (Mas) Drapac Cycling  
66Alexey Markov (Rus) RusVelo  
67Alex Carver (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers0:05:03 
68Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:05:21 
69Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team0:06:51 
70Cheng Ying Hsieh (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:07:29 
71Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team0:09:17 
72Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:22 
73Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus0:09:24 
74Evgeny Kovalev (Rus) RusVelo  
75Do Hyoung Kim (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team0:10:03 
76Cheng-Yen Chen (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida0:10:33 
77Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:10:37 
78Che-Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida0:11:24 
79Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling0:11:36 
80Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:12:53 
81Felix English (Irl) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:13:39 
82Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:13:48 
83Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:14:47 
84Artur Ershov (Rus) RusVelo0:15:12 
85Ki Ju Lee (Kor) KSPO0:15:48 
86Je Sung Yeon (Kor) KSPO0:16:11 
87Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:16:48 
88Steven Wong (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:24:28 
89Dong Hyun Shin (Kor) KSPO0:26:54 
Points classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team20 pts
2Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team12 
3Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank11 
4Po-Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida7 
5Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team5 
6Alex Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus4 
7Samuel Davis (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers3 
8Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team3 
9Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team3 
10Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
11Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team2 
12Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan National Team1 
13Tom Vermeer (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus1 
14Chien Liang Chen (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team1 
15Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
KOM classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team13 pts
2Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team9 
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers8 
4Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team8 
5Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University Cross Team7 
6Muhamid Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team6 
7Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli6 
8Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team6 
9Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team5 
10Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team3 
11Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3 
12Hsin-Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida2 
13Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team2 
14Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp2 
15Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling1 
Team classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Drapac Cycling21:52:09 
2Japan National Team0:00:44 
3Androni Giocattoli0:00:48 
4Team Saxo Bank0:01:03 
5Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:30 
6Nutrixxion Abus0:01:36 
7Genesys Wealth Advisers0:01:43 
8Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:58 
9Hong Kong National Team0:03:35 
10Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:39 
11Azad University Cross Team0:04:39 
12Action Cycling Team0:05:22 
13Jelly Belly Cycling0:05:54 
14Taipei National Team0:06:20 
15RTS Racing Team0:06:26 
16Terengganu Cycling Team  
17Team Senter - Merida0:06:57 
18KSPO0:11:25 
19Rusvelo0:12:11 

 

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