March 29th Tour de Taiwan had been to the fourth stage.
The stage was 116.56 km; there were two sprint points, a three level climbing point and one 2-level climbing point. Start at 9:30 am from Nantou County government and after more than four hours of the race that finally arrived at the end –Sun Moon Lake.
Not long after the race, four riders rushed out of the peloton. One of rider grabbed the first sprint point and returned to the peloton. The other three riders continue in the leaders. The leaders and peloton gap was more than 5 minutes and 50 seconds. After the first climbing, leaders and peloton gap was shortened to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. This situation had been maintained to 110km. when the leaders was 1 km from the second climbing point then the team rider Mauricio took the initiative to attack that he won the first place of 2-level climbing point and got the score of 10 points. Although Mauricio rushed out of the leaders, but it did not completely open the distance with the three riders After in the downhill Mauricio was pulled back to the leaders, so once again the formation of leaders of four. Behind the peloton also followed up from the leaders’ gap was only 20 seconds.
After the riders entered the Sun Moon Lake, the road had a steep ramp and hundreds of turns and it gave the riders a big challenge.
At the last 3 kilometers from the finish line and the four leaders were chased by six riders who broke through the peloton. Thus formed the leaders of nine riders At this moment, the team rider Bani was still in the peloton so he missed the opportunity to won.
In today's 166 km race, team performance was very prominent. Especially Mauricio won the stage of the King of the mountains. He will be wearing a polka-dot jersey to participate in the competition tomorrow. The next stage of Pingtung County will be the final stage of the tour de Taiwan in 2017.
The stage is 198.8 kilometers long and has two sprint points and two 4-level climbing points.The team's main sprint Paul will be in the team’s assistance to win the champion. Please look forward to the last race in tomorrow.