Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Harrogate, Saturday April 29th 2017 – At the conclusion of a palpitating second edition of the ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, Great Britain’s Lizzie Deignan rode solo to a convincing victory at Harrogate. The former world champion beat Coryn Rivera and Giorgia Bronzini by nearly a minute. And it was a special win taken not far from her hometown of Otley where her proud grandmother watched full of emotion. 

Lizzie’s team Boels Dolmans worked hard from the drop of the flag, they policed the whole race stretching and testing the peloton with an eye on every little break or move. 

Gabby Shaw Audio Interview

 

Womens Tour De Yorkshire 2017 – Interview – Gabby Shaw WNT by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall Catches up with Gabby Shaw of Team WNT after they both finished the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Harrogate. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc Image by www.chrismaher.co.uk

The race really suited me and I knew the roads better than anyone else, so I took advantage of that. With 15km to go my Sports Director was telling me to save myself for the sprint but I knew we still had some small climbs to go. I knew it wasn’t going to come back together so I went on the attack. I didn’t dare believe I’d actually won the race until about 1km to go through because I felt like I was getting slower and slower.

The finish was so special and so surreal, and it meant so much to me to receive such great support. It was incredible and I’m struggling to get my head around it. This is up there with the biggest wins of my career, definitely. There were a lot of big teams here and the Tour is growing into a really prestigious race. We don’t get crowds like this in women’s cycling very often and it was unbelievable to see so many people on the roadside. The fact that the whole race was televised live as well was really important. You’ll only see stronger and stronger women coming to this race in the future because of that, and the best riders specifically targeting this race.

Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead)

Winner - Women's Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Boels Dolmans

Race Results

2nd

Coryn RIVERA (Team Sunweb) at 55’’

Winner

Elizabeth DEIGNAN (Boels Dolmans) in 3h09’36’’

3rd

Giorgia BRONZINI (Wiggle High5) at 55’’

Men's TdY Preview - Stage 3

The Tour de Yorkshire concludes with stage 3 on Sunday afternoon.
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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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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#WTDY – Interview with Gabby Shaw Team WNT

Amy Gornall Catches up with Gabby Shaw of Team WNT after they both finished the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Harrogate.

 

Womens Tour De Yorkshire 2017 – Interview – Gabby Shaw WNT by Cycling Shorts

Amy Gornall Catches up with Gabby Shaw of Team WNT after they both finished the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in Harrogate. All content ©CyclingShorts.cc Image by www.chrismaher.co.uk

All content ©CyclingShorts.cc
Image by www.chrismaher.co.uk

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

Tour de Yorkshire – Stage 1 Report

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

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

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.

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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Craig Zadoroznyj

Craig Zadoroznyj

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Craig Zadoroznyj is a cycling photographer based in East Yorkshire England, specialising in road racing and time trials, from the local grass roots level all the way up-to major British Cycling calendar events. Craig has covered cycling events from local and national level right up to the the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire for CyclingShorts.cc.
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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Pre Race Press Conference

With just hours to go before the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire burst on to the roads of the county Anthony McCrossan introduces some of the riders for this years race and Sir Gary Verity breaks down the 3 stages for the assembled press.

Anthony asks each of the riders their views and ambitions for the race. Last years winner Thomas Voeckler adds his view and talks about the run up to his retirement on the Champs-Élysées. Lucy Garner & Giorgia Bronzini talk about the Asda Women’s TdY and whether it will be a bunch sprint as described for the Men’s race!

Listen to the full audio below.

TdY 2017 Press Conference Pre Race by Cycling Shorts

Anthony McCrossan introduces some of the riders for this years Tour de Yorkshire and Sir Gary Verity describes the 3 stages. Anthony asks each of the riders their views and ambitions for the race. Last years winner Thomas Voeckler adds his view and talks about the run up to his retirement on the Champs-Élysées.

Useful Race Information - Stage 1

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 all the way up to reporting from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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Cycling Shorts.cc are official sponsors of The Racing Chance Foundation, Team22 WRTTeam Jadan and cyclists Amy Gornall & Fraser Martin.

Race Report & Gallery – Nat Women’s Road Series 2017 | Tour of the Wolds

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The sun shone brightly for Lizzy Banks of Sunsport Velo RT in the season opener of the HSBC-UK British Cycling 2017 National Women’s Road Series the Tour of the Wolds, won in two-hours and thirty-four minuets and thirty-five seconds.

The first of nine rounds and a new course to the calendar, the Tour of the Wolds covers a distance of one-hundred and one kilometres setting out from Louth North-Westerly through South Elkinton and Binbrooke before turning Northerly at Tealby and onto a circuit through Caistor, then returning back to Louth and a three-kilometre twisty circuit through the town centre streets.

One-hundred riders set off at nine in the morning out of Louth, but split into three groups before arriving at the Caistor loop. The front group of around thirty riders rode up the testing climb at Nettleton Top but as they returned back towards Louth, six girls broke free.

 

Three times series winner Nikki Juniper [Team Ford Ecoboost], National Time Trial Champion Hayley Simmond [Team WNT], Anna Christian [Drops Cycling Team], Lizzy Banks [Sunsport Velo], Chanel Mason [Storey Racing] and Natalie Grinczer [Team WNT] arrived back on the finishing circuit with a one-minuet and ten second lead as Drops Cycling and Cycle Team OnForm drove the chase.

With three-hundred metres remaining, Juniper clipped wheels bringing her down and out of contention leaving five girls to fight for the win. Banks kept out of trouble and maintained her momentum going into the final left-hand corner before sprinting clearly for the line and a marvellous win.

Rebecca Durrell [Drops Cycling Team] brought the chasing bunch to the line some thirty-two seconds down on a beautiful day in Lincolnshire, much to the appreciation of the crowd that had lined the circuit in this first national race in the series.

Lizzy Banks leads the National Women’s Road Series going into round two the Essex Giro on Saturday 22nd April.

Click here to read our interview with Lizzy.

 

 

Tour of the Wolds Winner – Lizzy Banks Sunsport Velo

1 58 Elizabeth Banks SunSport Velo 2:34:35. 2:34:35
2 82 Anna Christian Drops Cycling Team 2:34:36. +1
3 6 Chanel Mason Storey Racing 2:34:37. +2
4 103 Hayley Simmonds Team WNT 2:34:38. st
5 99 Natalie Grinczer Team WNT 2:34:39. +4
6 20 Rebecca Durrell Drops Cycling Team 2:35:07. +32
7 24 Rebecca Womersley Drops Cycling Team 2:35:08. st
8 22 Rose Osborne Drops Cycling Team 2:35:08. st
9 13 Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 2:35:08. st
10 81 Hannah Payton Drops Cycling Team 2:35:08. st
11 16 Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm 2:35:09. st
12 15 Anna Henderson Cycle Team OnForm 2:35:09. st
13 30 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan 2:35:09. st
14 87 Lucy Horrocks Team Vertex-Biemme 2:35:09. st
15 23 Abigail Van Twisk Drops Cycling Team 2:35:09. st
16 54 Jennifer George Storey Racing 2:35:10. st
17 93 Tamara Davenne Team Vision Innovative Leisure 2:35:10. st
18 9 Charlotte Colclough Bianchi Dama UK 2:35:10. st
19 80 Holly Flannery Team Jadan-Weldtite 2:35:11. st
20 19 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm 2:35:11. st
21 41 Steph Clayton Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team 2:35:11. st
22 18 Gemma Sargent Cycle Team OnForm 2:35:11. st
23 77 Jennifer Powell Team Ford Ecoboost 2:35:11. st
24 37 Annabel Simpson Drops Cycling Team 2:36:27. +1:52
25 32 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Fierlan 2:37:45. +3:10

The Tour of the Wolds has given a boost to businesses in the area as well as significantly raising the profile of the Lincolnshire Wolds as a destination for cycling.

The event saw teams of professional cyclists and spectators staying in the area; and generated lots of exposure for the area through the media.  Feedback received from the competitors is that they enjoyed the challenge the Wolds presented to them; and that it is a great place for cycling.

We’ll now be working with our partners and the event organisers to look at what needs to be done to secure the event for future years.

James Gilbert

Communications and Tourism Manager, East Lindsey District Council

The Magna Vitae Tour of the Wolds has significantly raised the profile of Louth and the Lincolnshire Wolds. It is wonderful to see a sporting event change the face of the town for a day.

We are thrilled that so many local residents and businesses turned out to support the event and hope that everybody enjoyed the weekend.

The coverage that The Tour of the Wolds received online and in the media is testament to the success of this fantastic new event, and the publicity Louth received during the weekend will live on for many months ahead.

We look forward to working with key partners to bring more high-profile sporting and cultural events to the area.

Mark Humphreys

Chief Executive Officer, Magna Vitae

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