Scarborough, Friday April 28th 2017 – The racing got underway with riders testing the peloton from the start. Attempts at a breakaway were made by Matt Cronshaw (Madison Genesis) and Ben o’Connor (Dimension Data) both were reeled back in and a punchy counter attack came from the ever ready Russ Downing (JLT Condor), sadly none of these stuck but it did break some legs in in the process. A solid breakaway came from 7 plucky riders at Driffield consisting of; Havik, Quemeneur, Dunne, Horton, Gradek, Madrazo, van Empel and Lowsley-Williams. Van Empel spoilt James Lowsley-Williams fun as did others on a number of occasions by pipping him to the points on the KoM’s and Sprint points.

 

Stage 3 Official Route – 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

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It was a hard stage. I was dropped on the climbs sometimes, but luckily the team was there to protect me all day long. I was lucky on the finish, because Caleb Ewan was very close. The Tour de Yorkshire seems to like me. Last year I also won the first stage, in front of Caleb Ewan, again. Hopefully, I can fight for another victory tomorrow.

Dylan Groenewegen

Winner - TdY 2017 Stage 1, Lotto NL Jumbo

The peloton brought it all back together eventually. Despite the tough hills to climb on the final part of stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire, victory was decided on a bunched sprint in Scarborough. Like a year ago on the opening day of the race, Dylan Groenewegen only just claimed the win. The Dutchman powered to line beating Caleb Ewan by a few inches. Third place went to Chris Opie. Thanks to his success, he captures the overall lead and will be proudly wearing the leader’s blue jersey on tomorrow’s stage 2. This first chapter of the 2017 edition also saw several riders hit the deck after a crash occurred in the final 500m.

Stage 1 Results

STAGE RESULT
1.     Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL Jumbo) 174 km in 4h09’38’’
2.     Caleb Ewan (Orica Scott) s.t
3.     Chris Opie (Bike Channel Canyon) s.t
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION
1.     Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL Jumbo) 
2.     Caleb Ewan (Orica Scott) at 4’’
3.     Chris Opie (Bike Channel Canyon) at 6’’

Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL Jumbo)

Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL Jumbo)

Etienne Van Empel (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterijned)

Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport)

Women's TdY Preview

The ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017 gets underway at 9am on Saturday for an action packed day race.

Men's TdY Preview - Stage 2

The men continue with stage 2 after the women’s race in the afternoon on Saturday.

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