Events

Health Net’s Murphy in green in Taiwan

On a stage dominated by local riders, Health Net-Maxxis’s John Murphy took the green jersey and sits second overall after the first stage of the Tour of Taiwan. Besides Health Net, the other American team in the race is Team Type 1. Their top rider after the first stage was Emile Abraham in 25th.

Health Net's John Murphy in green at the Tour of Taiwan

Health Net’s John Murphy in green at the Tour of Taiwan

Photo: Courtesy Health Net

On a stage dominated by local riders, Health Net-Maxxis’s John Murphy took the green jersey and sits second overall after the first stage of the Tour of Taiwan.

Besides Health Net, the other American team in the race is Team Type 1. Their top rider after the first stage was Emile Abraham in 25th.

“The team did an excellent job of leading out Murphy for the sprints,” Health Net directeur sportif Mike Tamayo said. “Kyle (Gritters) was particularly instrumental. On the second sprint, we did a drag-race leadout and Murphy just killed it.”

Health Net has won the race the last two years, with Shawn Milne taking the win last year and Kirk O’Bee in 2006.

Results

Stage 1:

1 Kam Po Wong, Hong Kong Pro Cycling Team 1.57.04 (45.102 km/h)

2 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Meitan Hompo-GDR

3 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team

4 Mroz Mateusz (Pol) Merida Europe Team

5 Misbah Muhamad Rauf Nur (Mas) Malaysian National Team

6 Kirk O’bee (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis

7 John Murphy (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis

8 Seon Ho Park (Kor) Seoul City Cycling Team

9 Lofflerstefan (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team

10 Daniele Defranceschi (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team

GC:

1 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Pro Cycling Team 1.56.54

2 John Murphy (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis 0.01

3 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Meitan Hompo-GDR 0.02

4 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) AISAN Racing Team 0.05

5 Emile Abraham (Trinidad) Team Type 1 0.06

6 Lofflerstefan (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team 0.09

7 Erik Hoffmann (Nam) Giant Asia Racing Team

8 Mroz Mateusz (Pol) Merida Europe Team 0.10

9 Misbah Muhamad Rauf Nur (Mas) Malaysian National Team

10 Kirk O’Bee (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis