The 2020 Tour de Taiwan got the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling team off to a great start for the team heading into this year’s race season. Spoiler, they did pretty well.
Eric Young put his stamp on this year’s Tour de Taiwan with 3 stage wins and the sprinters green jersey!
Excellent team execution on another challenging stage, as Sam Bassetti celebrates in the background!
Eric won the opening stage and then followed up with back to back wins in stage 4 and 5.
Stage 4 was an amazing team effort from the whole squad. George Simpson rode in the break of the day, spending the majority of the 158K race up the road. With 20K remaining, he attacked the break, going solo in his best time trial effort, until the peloton was within striking distance.
Teammate Adam Roberge then launched a solo counter attack with 7 K remaining, as the remainder of the team lined up for the sprint.
Adam was caught with under 2K remaining, and Ulises Castillo and Sam Bassetti helped set Eric Young perfectly for the sprint finale and his 2nd win of the tour.
Elevate-Webiplex’s Eric Young wins the opening stage of the 2020 Tour of Taiwan in Taipei city!
“It feels great!” Eric said after the win, “After taking 2nd in two stages in last year’s Tour of Taiwan, I wanted to come back to Taiwan and get 1st for our team partners.”
Teammate Sam Bassetti picked up the sprint point and time bonuses out on the course to help him take the Green sprint leaders jersey as well. Congratulations to the whole team for a well-fought win!
After a long, hot, hard week of racing at the Tour of Utah, Elevate KHS pro cycling’s James Piccoli finished 2nd overall, 50 seconds off of Ben Hermans, the winner of the 2019 Tour of Utah.
Piccoli also won the Most Aggressive jersey for his hard fought battle up Empire pass, the last and biggest climb of the race. He finished stage 6 coming in 5th. Congratulation to James and the whole team for an epic week of racing!!