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Semple sprints to victory

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Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) is the new race leader.

Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) is the new race leader. (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)
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Adam Semple (Drapac) powers to victory in the sprint finale.

Adam Semple (Drapac) powers to victory in the sprint finale. (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)
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Stage six winner Adam Semple (Drapac) on the podium.

Stage six winner Adam Semple (Drapac) on the podium. (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)
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Stage six podium (l-r): Mart Ojavee, points leader; Adam Semple, stage winner; Mehdi Sohrabi, GC leader; and Adam Phelan, best young rider.

Stage six podium (l-r): Mart Ojavee, points leader; Adam Semple, stage winner; Mehdi Sohrabi, GC leader; and Adam Phelan, best young rider. (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)
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Thumbs up from new race leader Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team)

Thumbs up from new race leader Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)
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Adam Semple (Drapac) wins stage six at the Tour de Taiwan.

Adam Semple (Drapac) wins stage six at the Tour de Taiwan. (Image credit: Tour de Taiwan)

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

2Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:00:02
4Shimano Racing Team
5Action Cycling Team
6Tabriz Petrochemical Team
7d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
8Champion System
9Hong Kong
10Max Success Sports
11Team Senter-Merida Taiwan
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
3Giant Kenda Cycling Team0:02:01
4d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:02:22
5Shimano Racing Team0:02:25
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
15Rapha Condor - Sharp0:17:51

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