Tour de Taiwan 2018


#21

What upsets me most is that this wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.

The likeliness of this happening increases as the stages go south.


#22

Precisely


#23

Here is the link to the second stage


At around 2:37 …
You can see an (not Taiwanese) official with a red flag
They first stop the leaders
Even the reporters are surprised
Then they stop the peloton
2:45 A team manager (?) speaks to the camera…
Not correct… Tour of Taiwan not correct!
Restart at 2:46…

#24

Today’s stage was more peaceful
but in at least two occasions… there was danger awaiting the riders! a bus on the road at 1:52 !! and a car at 4:14


One of the leaders fell just 5 km away from the finish line 4:12
The name of the winner: Cameron Bayly
Question: Who is this Jimmy that the reporters mention all the time like he was a good friend?

#25

Jimmy Janssens, Belgian rider, loves to be in the mix.

They’re using Chinese translations of riders first names. Sounds a bit bizarre, like its their own friends riding.


#26

Thought today’s 1-2 would cause confusion - both Camerons


#27

Last stage from Pingtung to DaPeng Bay


No breakaway… group sprint… Photo finish between 3 riders
Winner of the stage: an Italian Luca Pacioni
Overall winner…
Japanese cyclist Arashiro winner of 2018 Tour de Taiwan

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeas/201803150025.aspx


#28

Super nice guy Arashiro. After last Sunday’s stage he waited around to take selfies with anyone and everyone. One of the gentlemen of the peloton.


#29

He’s also Ah Kai’s teammate on Bahrain Merida right?

This is a Tour de Taiwan champion I can get behind.


#30

He’s super chuffed because he hasn’t had a GC win since 2012. He’s from Ishigaki so he’s basically Taiwanese too. :sunglasses:


#31

Finished 11 Grand Tours, inc 7 Tours de France.
Hat


#32

For some real fanboy action David Millar’s launching his new apparel label, CHPT III, at Huashan tonight.


#33

Hopefully his chapter 3 isn’t as dubious as his chapter 1.


#34

Yeah, dope to win, then make a career out of being an ex-doper.


#35

Will he be taking his Maserati? :wink:


#36

that happened to me in a club race once. coming over from PingXi to XiZhr. crazy old bat, had NFI.

50kmh right turn downhill into a bunch, and expected us to get out of her way.

the lack of closed roads and decent marshals is a problem in Taiwan.


#37

I’m guessing Taiwan’s crankpunk won’t show up (disclosure note: crankpunk’s website articles are very good reading).


#38

I don’t think he’s even in Taiwan much these days is he?


#39

Hualien, I believe. Opened a coffee shop out there.


#40

Am I the only one that ponders the rather delicious irony, here…?

Making a buck or two writing about dopers. No dopers, no articles. Go write about that, eh? :wink:

All part of life’s rich tapestry.