Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin fourth overall in the Tour of Taiwan

New Zealand's Patrick Bevin is fourth overall with one stage remaining in the Tour of Taiwan.
Joseph Johnson

New Zealand's Patrick Bevin is fourth overall with one stage remaining in the Tour of Taiwan.

New Zealand's Patrick Bevin is fourth overall with one stage remaining in the Tour of Taiwan.

The Avanti Racing Team rider, who won the race's second stage, trails Iranian Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour by 1min 50sec head of the final 180 kilometre stage.

Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Garmin) finished 79th and Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing) was part of a large contingent of riders who didn't finish the 200km Dwars door Vlaanderen, the first of the cobbled classics and the prelude to the Tour of Flanders in 10 days time.

Held in typical Belgium spring conditions, overcast and rainy, the race was won by Jelle Wallays.

In Spain, the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya was based in Girona, the home of many professional cyclists.

The stage was won by Domenico Pozzovivo, his first victory in three years with Ag2r La Mondiale.

Team Europcar's Pierre Rolland leads overall by 1:08, while George Bennett is the highest placed New Zealander in 49th place overall, with Greg Henderson 103rd.

Trek Factory Racing's Hayden Roulston is scheduled to ride the one day E3 Harelbeke along with Cannondale-Garmin's Jack Bauer.

Bauer is also amongst the start list for Gent-Wevelgem later in the week.

Pro Continental rider Tom Scully briefly held the lead in the UCI Category 2.2 Tour de Normandie before an appeal saw the lead return to the BMC Development team. 

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