Luke Keough wins first stage at Tour de Taiwan

Luke Keough of UnitedHealthcare delivered a masterpiece of pure American criterium-style racing as he overcame the wet conditions of the roads to emerge as a winner of the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de Taiwan in front of Taipei’s city hall.

“Last year I crashed in that same stage with similar weather conditions, so I knew what to do this time,” Keough commented as he got off his bike to celebrate his first international victory. “It was a little crazy at the end with a few crashes that took some of my teammates down. But I still had Martin Irvyne and John Murphy staying together to lead me out. They did a perfect job.”

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Brief Results
1Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1:06:24
2Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Georgios Bouglas (Gre) SP TablewareRow 2 - Cell 2
4Guillaume Boivin (Can) CannondaleRow 3 - Cell 2
5Hsiao Shih Hsin (Tpe) Team GustoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jan Dieteren (Ger) Team StöltingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Marco Zanotti (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 13Row 8 - Cell 2
10Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling ProjectRow 9 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
1Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team1:06:14
2Apostolos Bouglas (Gre) SP Tableware0:00:02
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 130:00:03
4Wouter Wippert (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:04
5Georgios Bouglas (Gre) SP Tableware0:00:06
6Wu Po Hung (Tpe) Chinese Taipei National Team0:00:08
7Wu Nan (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro Cycling0:00:09
8Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale0:00:10
9Hsiao Shih Hsin (Tpe) Team GustoRow 8 - Cell 2
10Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan National TeamRow 9 - Cell 2

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