Tour Series Round 2 – Jones and Archibald take Stoke-on-Trent

JLT Condor and Drops remained at the top of the men and women’s Tour Series following the second event of the season in Stoke-on-Trent, but only just after two action packed races in the Potteries.

JLT Condor held on to the leader’s jerseys presented by Eisberg as their Australian sprinter Brenton Jones won the race, but several members of the team were brought down in a penultimate lap crash that decimated the front group.

That disrupted the main group, and in particular the efforts of JLT Condor, but Jones hung on to claim his first race win in only his second Tour Series event, just ahead of Team Raleigh GAC’s Enrique Sanz and BIKE Channel Canyon’s James Lowsley Williams.

With a trio of riders firmly inside the top 10, Madison Genesis took the team win, making them the second most successful team in Tour Series history, and moving them up into second spot in the standings behind JLT Condor.

The defending champions now lead by two-points from Madison Genesis with BIKE Channel Canyon a further point behind as they head to Round Three in Northwich.

Earlier in the afternoon it had been the sheer power of Team WNT duo Katie Archibald and Eileen Roe, along with Drops rider Rebecca Durrell and Team Breeze’s Manon Lloyd that had decimated the field around the 1.4-kilometre Stoke-on-Trent course.

Led by the World and Olympic Champion, the quartet had pulled clear of the field, with Archibald heading them home for a one-four with teammate Roe.  That though wasn’t enough to dislodge Drops from the red and white Matrix Fitness GP Series leader jerseys, with Annie Simpson and Lucy Shaw’s rides at the front of the peloton maintaining their one-point lead at the top.

As well as taking the Brother Fastest Lap, Archibald also secured the Eisberg Sprints jersey and moved into the Series’ individual lead, ahead of Durrell.

In the men’s Series’ Jones took the Brother Fastest Lap on the final tour of the event, while Sebastian Mora continues in the Wiggle Points Jersey.  Spirit Racing Tifosi moved into the joint lead of the Midlands competition for guest teams alongside Brother NRG Driverplan, ahead of the deciding race in that division in Northwich.

 

Tour Series Round 2 – Interview – Eileen Roe Team WNT by Cycling Shorts

Eileen Roe of Team WNT – talks to Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc at after Round 2 of the Tour Series in Stoke-on-Trent. All content ©Cyclingshorts.cc Image ©www.ChrisMaher.co.uk /www.CyclingShorts.cc

 

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Finale – Pauwels Get First Win & Round Up

Sheffield, Sunday April 30th 2017 – Serge Pauwels took his first pro victory at the end of a gruelling stage. The Belgian opened up a gap on the last few climbs and crossed the finish line ahead of Dimension Data teammate Omar Fraile. Pauwels also won the third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Eight categorised climbs brutally shook the Tour de Yorkshire peloton on stage 3. This wasn’t going to be an easy day and it was written across the faces of the riders at the start in Bradford. Some of the younger local riders knew all too well the pain this stage was going to inflict. All eight climbs (including cobbles) pretty much were straight up, in that no nonsense Yorkshire way, none of this continental switching back to get to the top malarky.

 

Stage 3 Official Route – 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Discover the official route of the third stage of the 3rd edition of Tour de Yorkshire. More information on: www.letour.yorkshire.com Social media: www.facebook.com/LeTourYorkshire www.twitter.com/letouryorkshire www.instagram.com/letouryorkshire Official Hashtag: #TDY © Amaury Sport Organisation – www.aso.fr

Some of the climbers teams did some early testing of the pack and the pace was high. Pieter Weening (Roompot) dominated the first two climbs and was challenged on the 3rd by Dexter Gardiaz (Bike Channel Canyon) who beat him to the points. Shibden Wall was the 4th climb with a smattering of cobbles thrown into the mix; which luckily stayed dry for the racing. The fans were out in force decorating the road with messages of good luck and drawings to entice the riders to the top of this tough section. A six rider breakaway hit the slopes first, Pete Williams (One Pro Cycling) had to stop to change a wheel. Weening took the win on Shibden ahead of Gardiaz rivalling for the KoM overall.

There was a small section of respite before the final four climbs started. This didn’t, however, provide calm for some of the sprinters, stage 2 winner Nasar Bouhanni came down heavily and was knocked unconscious. He was taken to hospital and thankfully gained consciousness en route. The flatter section allowed the large chase group to catch the breakaway before the second hilly part of the race.

 

Thomas Voeckler’s team (Direct Energie) made an attack on the next climb but this seemed to do most damage to Thomas who slowly slipped backwards.

The last 14km had some of the sharpest and slowest climbs that would decide the race overall. Serge Pauwels got away on the penultimate hill with his teammate Fraile distracting the riders in the lead group. He got a good gap but Tao Geoghegan-Hart (Team Sky) kept trying to escape from the chase group to join Serge, but he just couldn’t quite manage it, Tao had an attacking race though overall, he should be proud of his work.

The last climb went to the lone figure of Pauwels. BMC put two of their three riders in the chase group on the front to reel Pauwels – a last ditch attempt. With 6km to go a BMC rider attacked, Tao and Omar Fraile (Serge Pauwels teammate) went with BMC. Omar then got on the front of the group and seemed to slow them down, Omar appeared to use race radio to let Serge know he was trying to contain them.

Fraile with 1km to go chased an attacker down and looked back in surprise to see he was leaving them all behind. Omar Fraile bridged the gap to his teammate. Fraile led Pauwels into the final straight to give him a slipstream, sitting up with metres to go celebrating as Serge Pauwels took his first major win. A perfect one, two win for Dimension Data completed a brilliant Tour de Yorkshire.

I can’t believe it. This is my first professional victory and I am a little surprised with myself because usually I prefer longer climbs. Today’s stage lent itself to a really explosive rider and there were no moments of respite. I want to highlight all the work of my team, especially that of Bernhard Eisel, and of course, the presence of Omar Fraile in the final helped me a lot. This stage is comparable to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, with perhaps even more people on the roadside. The crowds were incredible. This winter my team wanted me to take part in the Tour de Romandie but I asked to do the Tour of Yorkshire because the atmosphere here is amazing.

Serge Pauwels

Winner - TdY 2017, Team Dimensions Data

Stage 3 Interviews

James Worley Sports Nutritionist Team Raleigh GAC

Interview – James Worley Sports Nutritionist Of Team Raleigh GAC TdY2017 Stage 3 by Cycling Shorts

James Worley, Sports Nutritionist for Team Raleigh GAC talks to Amy Gornall of CyclingShorts.cc at the beginning of Stage 3 the Tour de Yorkshire about the correct nutrition a rider needs for a stage race and what the average recreation rider needs. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc

James Lowsley-Williams – Bike Channel Canyon

James Lowsley – Williams of Bike Channel Canyon at Finish Of TdY2017 by Cycling Shorts

James Lowsley-Williams of Bike Channel Canyon talks to Amy Gornall at end of a gruelling final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Sheffield.

TdY Winner – Serge Pauwels with Sir Gary Verity

TdY2017 Winners Press Conference – Serge Pauwels Of Dimension Data & Sir Gary Verity by Cycling Shorts

Serge Pauwels of Dimension Data winner of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire and race organiser Sir Gary Verity talk to the media. #TDY2017 Image ©CyclingShorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

Stage 3 Results

STAGE 3 RESULT
  1. Serge Pauwels (Team Dimension Data) 194,5 km en 4h55’47’’
  2. Omar Fraile (Team Dimension Data) s.t
  3. Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) at 6’’

Overall Individual Time Classification

2nd

Omar FRAILE

(Dimension Data)

at 6’’

1st

Serge PAUWELS

(Dimension Data)

In 11h53’04’’

3rd

Jonathan Hivert

(Direct Energie)

at 7’’

Jersey Winners

Serge PAUWELS (Team Dimension Data)

Caleb EWAN (Orica Scott)

Pieter WEENING (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterijned)

Dexter GARDIAS (Bike Channel Canyon)

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Chris Maher

Chris Maher

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Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics for CyclingShorts.cc.
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TdY2017 Winners Press Conference – Serge Pauwels & Sir Gary Verity

Serge Pauwels of Dimension Data winner of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire and race organiser Sir Gary Verity talk to the media.

 

TdY2017 Winners Press Conference – Serge Pauwels Of Dimension Data & Sir Gary Verity by Cycling Shorts

Serge Pauwels of Dimension Data winner of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire and race organiser Sir Gary Verity talk to the media. #TDY2017 Image ©CyclingShorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

Image ©CyclingShorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer & Writer

Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics for CyclingShorts.cc.
Website: www.ChrisMaher.co.uk

Anna Magrath

Anna Magrath

Editor & Writer

Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related.

Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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James Lowsley-Williams of Bike Channel Canyon TdY2017

James Lowsley-Williams of Bike Channel Canyon talks to Amy Gornall at end of a gruelling final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Sheffield.

 

James Lowsley – Williams of Bike Channel Canyon at Finish Of TdY2017 by Cycling Shorts

James Lowsley-Williams of Bike Channel Canyon talks to Amy Gornall at end of a gruelling final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Sheffield.

Amy Gornall

Amy Gornall

Professional Cyclist / Writer

Based in the North of England; Amy Gornall is a road cyclist sponsored by Secret Training and guesting for Team Torelli, Amy has previously ridden for Podium Ambition. Amy is a valuable member of the CyclingShorts.cc team regularly interviewing her fellow riders and getting the inside scoop.
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Anna Magrath

Anna Magrath

Editor & Writer

Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related.

Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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Interview – James Worley Sports Nutritionist Of Team Raleigh GAC TdY2017 Stage 3

Audio Interview – James Worley, Sports Nutritionist for Team Raleigh GAC talks to Amy Gornall of CyclingShorts.cc at the beginning of Stage 3 the Tour de Yorkshire about the correct nutrition a rider needs for a stage race and what the average recreation rider needs.

 

Interview – James Worley Sports Nutritionist Of Team Raleigh GAC TdY2017 Stage 3 by Cycling Shorts

James Worley, Sports Nutritionist for Team Raleigh GAC talks to Amy Gornall of CyclingShorts.cc at the beginning of Stage 3 the Tour de Yorkshire about the correct nutrition a rider needs for a stage race and what the average recreation rider needs. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc

Amy Gornall

Amy Gornall

Professional Cyclist / Writer

Based in the North of England; Amy Gornall is a road cyclist sponsored by Secret Training and guesting for Team Torelli, Amy has previously ridden for Podium Ambition. Amy is a valuable member of the CyclingShorts.cc team regularly interviewing her fellow riders and getting the inside scoop.
Website: www.amygornall.com

Anna Magrath

Anna Magrath

Editor & Writer

Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related.

Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 – Stage 2 Harrogate

Harrogate, Saturday April 29th 2017 – Nacer Bouhanni thundered to a prestigious victory in Harrogate, raising his arms on the same finishing straight where Marcel Kittel prevailed in the 2014 Tour de France. The French rider edged Caleb Ewan and Jonathan Hivert in the sprint. Ewan, meanwhile, took over the blue leader’s jersey from Groenewegen.

 

Stage 3 Official Route – 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Discover the official route of the third stage of the 3rd edition of Tour de Yorkshire. More information on: www.letour.yorkshire.com Social media: www.facebook.com/LeTourYorkshire www.twitter.com/letouryorkshire www.instagram.com/letouryorkshire Official Hashtag: #TDY © Amaury Sport Organisation – www.aso.fr

The conclusion of today’s stage was hard and steep. Here in Yorkshire it seems like all the roads are hilly! Yesterday I watched the finish of the 2014 Tour de France stage here when Marcel Kittel won and that allowed me to better understand today’s sprint. I produced my effort with 400m to go and when Jonathan Hivert kicked I knew I had to react immediately. This is my fourth win of the season and it gives me confidence because the Tour de Yorkshire is my first race after a brief break. There were so many people on the road today it felt like the Tour de France.

Nacer Bouhanni

Winner - TdY 2017 Stage 2, Cofidis Solutions Crédits

Audio Interviews Stage 2

 

Interview – Harry Tanfield – Team Bike Channel Canyon – TdY2017 Stage2 by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall chats to Harry Tanfield of Team Bike Channel Canyon after he takes control of the Dimension Data Grey Jersey (most active rider) at the end of stage 2 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc Image by www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

Interview – Jackson Stewart DS Of BMC Racing Team – TdY2017 Stage2 by Cycling Shorts

Pro Cycling Interviews, blogs and concise cycling posts from the pocket sized cyclist & friends. Come and join us! www.cyclingshorts.cc. On our Facebook page we gather all the cycling goodness from

 

Interview – Ryan Perry of Team Raleigh GAC – TdY2017 Stage2 by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall interviews Ryan Perry about his Tour de Yorkshire experience so far and his hopes for the final stage. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc Image www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

Adam Hartley Team GB TdY2017 Stage2 by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall grabs a quick word with Adam Hartley of Team GB at the end of Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Harrogate.

 

Fraser Martin Team Raleigh GAC – Interview TdY2017 Stage2 by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall grabs a quick chat with Fraser Martin of Team Raleigh GAC at the end of stage 2 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc Image by www.chrismaher.co.uk

Stage 2 Results

STAGE RESULT
  1. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) 122,5 km in 2h45’51’’
  2. Caleb Ewan (Orica Scott) s.t
  3. Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) s.t
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION
  1. Caleb Ewan (Orica Scott)
  2. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis Solutions Crédits) at 2’’
  3. Dylan Groenewegen (Team Lotto NL Jumbo) at 2’’

Caleb Ewan (Orica Scott)

Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto NL Jumbo)

Etienne Van Empel (Roompot – Nederlandse Loterijned)

Harry Tanfield (Bike Channel Canyon)

Men's TdY Preview - Stage 3

The Tour de Yorkshire concludes with stage 3 on Sunday afternoon.

Amy Gornall

Amy Gornall

Professional Cyclist / Writer

Based in the North of England; Amy Gornall is a road cyclist sponsored by Secret Training and guesting for Team Torelli, Amy has previously ridden for Podium Ambition. Amy is a valuable member of the CyclingShorts.cc team regularly interviewing her fellow riders and getting the inside scoop.
Website: www.amygornall.com

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer & Writer

Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics for CyclingShorts.cc.
Website: www.ChrisMaher.co.uk

Anna Magrath

Anna Magrath

Editor & Writer

Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related.

Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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