The Webiplex-sponsored Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team returned to the Tour de Taiwan for the third year with big aspirations. The five day event is the first stop on the UCI Asia Tour and an exciting venture for the team abroad.
The tour proved to be a successful campaign with James Piccoli winning the Queen Stage on day four, finishing 2nd on the General Classification and Eric Young sprinting to two photo finishes 2nd places on stages 1 and 5.
The team took advantage of previous course knowledge and fine-tuned leadout to control the final kilometers on stage 1. Eric finished a close 2nd with teammate Alfredo Rodriguez 4th, beginning the race in exciting fashion.
The 5th and final stage is the longest of the tour at just under 200k. Being a relatively flat course, the finish was sure to come down to a sprint. Again, the team focused on conserving all their resources to shepard Eric to the finish line. The sprint came down to a bike throw again, with Eric narrowly finishing 2nd on the stage.
The team wrapped up the 2019 Tour de Taiwan as the most successful UCI campaign to date, with gained motivation and confidence heading into the Joe Martin Stage Race and Tour of the Gila.
To learn more about the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team and their upcoming race schedule, click here to visit their official website.