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

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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

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Chris Maher

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Anna Magrath

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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 – 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

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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 2016 – Stage 2 – Van Poppel Triumphs

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Words Anna Magrath – Images Chris Maher & Craig Zadoroznyj

With many technical gremlins blighting day two of racing, both the men and women’s events being without TV coverage we all took to race radio and Twitter for updates, the media were as much in the dark as the public.

After the womens race it was then back to Otley for the men’s race which took the same route, flowing up through crowd lined routes in Thorner and Aberford and then onto Sherburn in Elmet where thousands of locals filled the centre.
There was more excitement in South Milford, Monk Fryston and Hillam, through to Pontefract and past Wentbridge House Hotel where a bride and groom and wedding guests came out to cheer on the peloton as it raced past.
And the crowds continued for both races through Sprotbrough and Cote de Conisbrough Castle, then Tickhill and Bawtry before riders headed for the finish at a heaving Doncaster.

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Over the first two climbs Richard Handley of OnePro Cycling group managed to stay away and and he mopped up the mountain points protecting the lead of his team mate Pete William’s in the KoM jersey for OnePro Cycling.

 

The breakaway of 6 riders; Richard Handley – , Lewis – , Bradbury & Edmondson of , Steels of Topsport SV and Morkov if  held a lead of around 1-2 minutes, they group was joined by  Edet  but it wasn’t to last. The lead group fragmented and only 4 riders survived (Michael Markov, Josh Edmondson, Nico Edet, Stijn Steels) before being swollowed by a peloton sprint finish.

The winner of the stage was Danny van Poppel from Team Sky winning by a whisker.

PhotoFinishTdY2

 

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 – Four Seasons in One Race Day

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Words by Anna Magrath

 

Stage details:
Start: Beverley
Finish: Settle
187km in length

Victory for the sprinters!

The unpredictable weather didn’t put a dampener on the first stage of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire. The tough day culminated in a crowd pleasing sprint finish on the streets of Settle in glorious sunshine.

Olympian Rebecca Romero waved the riders off in Beverley town centre for the processional start, as the riders were finding their legs there was a pile up mid peloton, a Team Katusha rider face planting on a cattle grid with a tangle of riders on top of him, all but the the rider in red Sven Erik Bystrom made it back up.

The race proper got underway at Beverley Racecourse on the outskirts of the town. The attack came quickly, after his less than successful social media week Pete Kennaugh decided to redeem himself by taking it upon himself to push hard on the front for Team Sky to try to reel the six riders in (Pete Williams OneProCycling, Graham Briggs JLT Condor, Nils Pollit Katusha Cycling, Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis, Jens Wallays Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise, Sebastian Mora Team Raleigh GAC) escaping down the road and taking a good 1 minute 30 seconds out of the peloton without too much effort. The bunch let them yo-yo for the majority of the race with the group taking a 5 minute lead. They mopped up the first sprint points and the Kom’s with Skipton rider Williams taking the King of the Mountain maximum points and Mora winning the sprint.

Pete Williams had no intention of giving up the fight and after being caught he still tried to fight back but to no avail.

The route took riders through the Wolds, snaking through a sea of yellow and blue decorations to Tadcaster and into the Yorkshire Dales for an exciting finish in Settle. Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands, riding with Lotto NL Jumbo, took the win.

Just like for the Tour de France in 2014 and the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in 2015, Yorkshire truly embraced the spirit of cycling, with towns and villages decked out in banners, bunting and bikes with crowds roaring as the peloton whizzed past.

On their way the riders passed many of the amazing land art installations created by local communities with designs at the top of the Cote de Greenhow Hill and Kelfield.

Action started to hot up at 15km to go, as One Pro Cycling, Orica GreenEdge and Team Sky began to mobilise their sprint trains but not long after, two French riders attacked; Turgis and Voeckler made a perfectly timed break to escape from the bunch. Aided by a tailwind, the French held their gap before British rider Steve Cummings caught the pair, breaking away on his own at 3km to go attempting to time trial to the finish. Cummings extended his gap on the final run into Settle before sitting up and being swallowed by the pack.

From there the technical finish created a fast paced sprint, with Lotto NL Jumbo placing Groenewegen well for the win with Orica GreenEdge’s Caleb Ewan narrowly missing first.

PhotoFinishSprint

Sir Gary Verity congratulated winner Dylan Groenewegen and praised the people of Yorkshire for their support for the race. He said: “Wow what a day for Yorkshire! The way that thousands of people came out to support the Tour de Yorkshire was just incredible. It is testament to true Yorkshire grit that the weather failed to dampen the spirits of the crowds with people of all ages – from school children to the elderly – cheering on the riders throughout the entire race. It was moving to see.

“The atmosphere at the start in Beverley was just electric and the excitement and energy continued throughout the communities lining the route all the way to the magnificent crowd at the finish in Settle. Yorkshire you should be proud! We promised to deliver a terrific event and the people of the county have helped us do just that. We can’t wait for another two days of exhilarating racing ahead”

Tomorrow’s stage marks an important landmark for women’s racing as world champion Lizzie Armitstead will line up on the start line in her home town for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, alongside Great Britain teammate Emma Pooley, as well as Rio hopeful Dani King. One of the world’s top sprinters Kirsten Wild will also join a host of top flight international and domestic riders including our very own Team Jadan-Weldtite (Yorkshire based team) for the race which takes place over the exact same course as the men’s, is fully televised and at the time of racing has the largest prize pot in the world of any women’s race.

 

Top 10:
1 – Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

2 – Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge

3 – Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin

4 – Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie

5 – Danny van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky

6 – Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team

7 – Christopher Lawless (GBr) JLT Condor

8 – Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling

9 – Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling

10 – Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise

For all race information, results & images visit www.letouryorkshire.com

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