Tamouridis bounces back after Euskaltel disillusion
Di Gregorio in a tight lead with one day to go
Greek champion Ioannis Tamouridis of SP Tableware won the queen stage of the 2014 Tour de Taiwan at the Zengwen Reservoir thirty-three kilometers after passing the summit of Guanziling where Nathan Earle now with Team Sky imposed himself one year ago. He moved up to second place, only four seconds down on race leader Rémy Di Gregorio who is also under serious threat by new points classification leader Marco Zanotti of Parkhotel Valkenburg with only one stage remaining.
Local hero Feng Chung Kai of Team Gusto managed to cross the KOM line of Guanziling in first place, which earns him his third polka dot jersey in three consecutive years at the Tour de Taiwan as there’s no more climb on the route. He made the junction with Di Gregorio, Italian climber in the making Davide Formolo of Cannondale and Iran’s Hossein Alizadeh from Tabriz Ranking who rode away in the climb. A group of twenty riders was formed at the front, from which Tamouridis, Brian Bulgac, also from Parkhotel Valkenburg, and Cameron Wurf (Cannondale) broke clear with five kilometers to go.