Race Report – Tour of the Reservoir – Stage 1

Storey Shows Form Ahead Of National Time Trial & Road Race Championships In Northumberland Winning The First Stage Of The HSBC-UK British Cycling Women’s Road Series 2018 Third Round, The Northumbrian Water Alexandra Tour Of The Reservoir.

Dame Sarah Storey – Story Racing Time Trialled herself around the 65.5 mile course of Northumberland’s Derwent Water in round 3 of the HSBC-UK British Cycling Women’s Road Series the Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir. Part of a 3 rider breakaway, Storey was accompanied by Emma Cockcroft – Bianca Dama and Charmaine Porter – Cycle Team OnForm for the best part of 50 miles before Porter lost touch towards the top of the main climb of Bale Hill towards Meadows Edge leaving 2 rides at the front of the race.

  

Training hard recently back on her bike after giving birth to her second child – Charlie – eight months earlier said after today’s stage: “I was always going to be the Carrot – so-to-say, I need to keep putting the miles in my legs. So always the opportunity to keep pushing that form, and a bit of a weight loss programme as well. So if you are out front, then you are burning matches”. But no, I didn’t expect to win today. “I have the experience to win a bike race” she went on to say “given that opportunity. I was happy for it to come back together if the bunch did get their act together in that final lap. Equally I was ready to pounce on the last climb to win the race”.

Dame Sarah Storey

Stage 1 Winner Tour of the Reservoir 2018, Storey Racing

Looking at Sarah’s schedule to get her back in shape she went on to say that I was hoping to be in reasonable shape by now ahead of next weeks Nationals. Also hoping for a good hit there too (targeting the Time Trial) which would set me up for the Para World Road Championships in early August. That would make Charlie nine-months-old. Roughly about the same time I won my first World title after (her first child) Louisa was born.

Putting money in the bank through hard training recently Sarah said that you can see where you are by doing races like this. So it’s a bit further ahead than I expected she said surprisingly. So that’s really nice.       

Jo Tindley – NJC – Biemme – Echelon lit the peloton up early in lap 1 of the Reservoir circuit as over 90 riders took the start out of Edmundbyres early morning.

The main break of the day soon established with several riders trying to bridge across from the peloton. Fiona Hunter Johnston – Fushion RT – Veloperformance almost made the junction as the gap grew from 32s to over a minute across the first pass of the finish line.

Storey claimed the first Prime with Cockcroft, Porter and then Ruth Summerford – trainSharp Club and Tindley 5th. Winning the overall QOM on stage 1.

 

Interview – Sarah Storey – Stage 1 Winner – Tour of the Reservoir 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Dame Sarah chats to Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc after her stage 1 win on the rather blustery Tour of The Reservoir 2018. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

Leah Dixon – Cycle Team OnForm set about chasing the leaders as their lead extended to over two minutes second pass of the finish line.

The trio of leaders extended their lead going into the main climb, now over three minutes up.

An increase in pace from the peloton, saw the gap began to drop as they descended back towards Edmundbyers. Now down to two leaders, the middle chasing riders formed a group of five at 1m.18s and the peloton further back at 1m.55s as former Women’s Road Series winner Lizzy Banks – UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling drove the chase.

With only Illi Gardner – YRDP left chasing Storey & Cockcroft at 1m.01s the peloton sucked up the remaining riders with 9 miles to go.

Several more attacks in the final few miles came to nothing including Porter again, part of the original breakaway.

Storey made her move with 200m to go, Cockcroft finishing second. Nikki Juniper took the bunch sprint up to the finish line ensuring she remains at the head of affairs going into stage 2 on Sunday morning. This includes 2 ascends of Bale Hill, this time the opposite way round pushing the distance up to 75.7miles.

Provisional results

1. Dame Sarah Storey (Team Storey)

2. Emma Cockcroft (Bianchi Dama)

3. Nikki Juniper (NJC-Biemme-Echelon)    

 

 

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Coryn Rivera wins OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Coryn Rivera was crowned overall winner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in Colwyn Bay as Britain’s five-day UCI Women’s WorldTour event came to a close on the North Wales coast.

Rivera (Team Sunweb) held on to her overnight lead, reduced to 11 seconds by WaowDeal Pro Cycling’s Marianne Vos thanks to time bonuses, on the 122-kilometre leg from Dolgellau won by Cervélo Bigla’s Lotta Lepistö in a bunch sprint from Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance Pro Cycling) and Vos.

“Being in the leader’s jersey is all about being in control, having everything cool and under control,” said Rivera following her first UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race victory. “The girls and I did really well at that.  We set a really good pace on the climbs, there were a few attacks but eventually they came back.”

“I’m really proud to have taken the win, the jersey belongs to the whole team.”

Coryn Rivera

Winner - 2018 OVO Women's Tour, Team Sunweb

We can be super proud of the team. What they showed today and through the whole week is outstanding. They controlled the whole race and paced on the climbs; they were so strong that no one could attack. It’s really amazing and the win can only be for the whole team, they were super strong and executed the plan to perfection in the end.

Hans Timmermans

Coach, Team Sunweb

The stage once again boiled down to a sprint, albeit from a significantly reduced peloton, with Finnish national champion Lepistö coming out on top. Marta Bastianelli and Roxane Fournier placed fourth and fifth in the finish alongside Porth Eirias.

A number of riders had tried to escape in early moves as the race headed through Gwynedd in overcast conditions but none were a significant threat to the overall lead of Rivera, as Team Sunweb continued to control the race.


Lucinda Brand of the Dutch team led the race over the first SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb at Bwlch-y-Maen, with former World Road Race Champion Marta Bastianelli (Alé Cipollini) leading the race over the main climb at Nant Gwynant below Snowdon.


A select group of five, containing Rivera, Sunweb team-mate Brand, Amy Pieters, last year’s winner Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM)  and SKODA Queen of the Mountains Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle HIGH5) went clear with 20 kilometres remaining, but were reeled in with 10 kilometres remaining by in the WaowDeals team of Vos and Dani Rowe, who had missed the move.

“Today there was nothing to lose,” said Lepistö following her second OVO Energy Women’s Tour win – her previous victory came in 2016’s final stage into Kettering. “We gave everything on the road and ended up with the victory, so I’m even more happy than yesterday. There was a strong wind. It was hectic final because no one really wanted to be in the front and use their best power.”

Lotte Lepistö

Stage 5 Winner - OVO Women's Tour 2018, Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team

Interview – Coryn Rivera – Winner – OVO Women’s Tour 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Coryn Rivera talks to the media after her domination and well deserved win of the OVO Women’s Tour 2018. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

Finishing third overall – her best ever finishing position in the OVO Energy Women’s Tour – and the Adnams Best British Rider was Dani Rowe, whose WaowDeals Pro Cycling team took the team prize in the race.

“I feel really proud to be a part of this team. It’s been a really special week,” said Rowe who was suffering the effects of injury following a Stage Four crash on Saturday. “I was suffering out the saddle so I just tried to conserve as much energy as possible, riding on the drops up the climb to be as aero as possible and stay in contact with the bunch. After that I got more and more confident that I would be there at the finish. Marianne went for the intermediate sprint to help defend my third place from the two Boels [Dolmans] girls who were just three seconds behind me.

“I had my doubts [getting over the two SKODA Queen of the Mountain climbs], but my team and team-mates didn’t. They believed in me. When I survived the two climbs there was a big chance that it would end in the sprint so I tried to focus on it and try my best.”

Dani Rowe

Best British Rider - OVO Women's Tour 2018, WaowDeals Pro Cycling Team

Interview – Lotte Lepisto – Stage 5 Winner – OVO Women’s Tour 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Lotte Lepisto talks to the media after sprinting to win stage 5 of the OVO Women’s Tour 2018. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

Interview – Dani Rowe – Best British Rider – OVO Women’s Tour 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Dani talks to the media after taking the Best British Rider Jersey in the OVO Women’s Tour 2018. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

In addition to the overall title, Rivera also took the Eisberg Sprints Jersey, while Vos kept hold of the Breast Cancer Care Points Jersey that she took on Stage Four. Longo Borghini confirmed her hold on the SKODA Queen of the Mountains climbers’ jersey, with Maaike Boogaard (BTC City Ljubljana) taking the race’s Overall Combativity Award.

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Magnus Cort Nielsen Steals Stage 2 – Tour de Yorkshire

Barnsley to Ilkley, Friday May 4th 2018 – Another historic day in the Tour de Yorkshire.

Yesterday, Harry Tanfield became the first Yorkshireman to win a stage and today Magnus Cort Nielsen of Astana Pro Team powered his way to victory at the first ever summit finish of the Tour de Yorkshire and once again the Yorkshire crowds, over 600,000 of them came out to cheer on the riders and line the whole course.

It looked to be a battle of the Belgians late on in the race as stage, and General Classification favourites, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) gave their all to take the victory. However, it was the Danish sprinter, Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro Team) who showed a swift turn of speed to take the win; and the overall General Classification lead.

Yesterdays surprise result had all the teams on edge today, they were marking each other and trying to keep the peloton tight. Six riders did get away from the pack just before the opening categorised climb in the form of Ben Swift (Great Britain National Team), Ian Stannard (Team Sky), Patrick Bevin (BMC), Hayden McCromick (One Pro Cycling), Laurens De Vreese (Astana) and Johannes Fröhlinger (Team Sunweb).

This group had talent, and Swift and Stannard worked very hard at the front, they weren’t allowed too much ground by the head of the peloton who had to raise the pace, this split the peloton itself and had a few riders straggling off the back.

The Cote de Blacker Hill climb was taken by De Vreese with Stannard and Bevin following. Ben Swift took the sprint.

 

The team rode for me all day, they supported me with everything and I’m so happy for the boys and the win and I have to thank the team for being there for me. I was looking at him [Van Avermaet] and at around 500m I started to believe in it and I knew I would be quick when I could see the finish line, so I was just hoping for no big attacks so I could just get myself inside.

Magnus Cort Nielsen

Winner - Stage 2- TdY 2018, Astana Pro Team

Another break managed to form and this time, it was the team of Tom Baylis (One Pro Cycling), Garikoitz Bravo (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias), Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) and Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis). This group had a few navigational problems on the route, firstly being directed down a road off the course by the lead car, this lost them a whole minute over the peloton and led them to be confronted by a line of oncoming cars, luckily the cars were already stationary due the narrow county lanes and passing places. The second incident appeared to be a lapse of concentration at a fork in the road which confused the riders, and split them momentarily, partly down to the speed they were travelling. This break stayed away into the second and final sprint of the day in Scholes where Baylis took maximum points with Horton close behind and Oiarbide in third.

Rossetto did manage  break from the lead group to take a temporary 55-second lead but this was short lived as the riders started to climb the Cote de Old Pool Bank.

BMC pushed on to put Van Avermaet in position to strike late on but it was British rider Jacob Scott (One Pro Cycling) who made the first move in this highly strung game of chess and led the race around 2km on the final climb, the Cote de Cow and Calf.

Serge Pauwels tried to stay in the leaders jersey by battling it out with Greg Van Avermaet who had made his intentions clear earlier in the day, but they were both caught out by the impressive speed of puncheur Magnus Cort Nielsen, he seemed to come dancing up the road from nowhere to pass them, looking as fresh as you can while climbing the brutal Cow and Calf. It was an agonising drag to the top and the finish line, but it was a well timed and manoeuvre by the Danish rider that won him the stage and GC jersey.

 

Stage 2 Results

STAGE RESULT
1.     Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana ) 174 km in 3h25’34”
2.     Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) st.
3.     Eduard Prades Reverter (Euskardi) st.
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION
1.     Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana ) 174 km in 7h33’41” 00″
2.     Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) 7h33’45” 04″
3.     Eduard Prades Reverter (Euskardi) 7h33’47” 06″

Magnus Cort Nielsen

General Classification Jersey

Harry Tanfield

Asda Points Jersey

Michael Cuming

King of the Mountains Jersey

Thomas Baylis

Dimension Data Digital Jersey – Most Active Rider

TdY Preview - Stage 3

The Tour de Yorkshire continues with stage 3 on Saturday.

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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 Win – The Best Birthday Present – Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Barnsley to Ilkley, Friday May 4th 2018 – Birthday girl Megan Guarnier produced a climbing masterclass on the Côte de Cow and Calf to win the 2018 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. The American Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam rider – celebrating her 33rd birthday – left her rivals behind on the iconic Yorkshire climb and was given a rapturous reception by the large crowd as she wrapped up the stage and overall victory.

The race began in Barnsley, where the stunning Town Hall provided a perfect backdrop for what would be an amazing day’s racing and it wasn’t far out of the South Yorkshire town that the first test began; the Cote de Blacker Hill.

It was Nicola Juniper (NJC-Biemme-Echelon) who was first over the climb to take the Queen of the Mountains points immediately equalling QoM leader; 17 year old Pfeiffer Georgi of local Team Jadan Weldtite Vive le Velo’s points. Sophie Wright (Torelli-Brother) and Erica Magnaldi (BePink) came over close behind Nicola, but this attack didn’t stick and by the time the sprint at Swinton came around it was a different scene as two top riders from day one rallied to take first and second respectively in the form of overall winner Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High5) and Dani Rowe (Great Britain Cycling Team).

As the race passed into West Yorkshire, Katie Ragusa (BePink) had made a move, managing to put a short distance between herself and the peloton before being joined by Manon Lloyd (Trek-Drops).

The pair did maintain a slender lead for a while but by the time the sprint at Swinton came around they were being reined in.

Lloyd was able to hold on to take maximum points in the sprint but Wild and Rowe managed to ride back on to take second and third.

You only had to listen to the world’s best riders talking after the race to hear how bowled over they had been by the reception – it truly has been on an unprecedented scale.

The peloton was given a great send-off in Barnsley and people lined the entire route as they wound their way to Ilkley for that spectacular finish. We knew the Cow and Calf would provide a magnificent conclusion and we weren’t disappointed. Megan produced a stunning ride and is a more than worthy winner.

Sir Gary Verity

Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire

With around 25km to go, another move was made. This time by world champion Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) with a smart move up the road to try and set up her team mate Megan Guarnier to take the stage, and the overall win, with two hard climbs approaching, the first of which being Cote de Old Pool Bank.

This 1km climb at a gradient of 10% was taken by Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) ahead of Alena Amialusk (Canyon Sram) and Dani Rowe.

Amialusk and Rowe would take second and third once more on the final climb, the Cote de Cow and Calf but it wasn’t Borghini who would take the overall honours. It was birthday girl Megan Guarnier who would power up the climb after a perfectly timed attack to win the 2018 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s race and bring the curtain down on another great sporting spectacle.

Belarussian Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM Racing) was the next rider home – 14 seconds adrift – with Great Britain’s Dani Rowe just three seconds further behind.

Those results meant Guarnier took the winner’s blue jersey – sponsored by Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries – with a 17-second advantage over Rowe, with Amialiusik two seconds back in third. Bonus points accrued on the line also meant Guarnier topped the best climber classification sponsored by Virgin Trains.

Stage one winner Kirsten Wild picked up eight points on the day’s two intermediate sprints and that meant she topped the best sprinter classification sponsored by Asda, while Team Sunweb triumphed in the team classification.

 

It’s always nice to be on the podium, and I had goosebumps on that last climb. I really like this race. I have done it twice now and it’s one of the biggest we do all season. It’s been nice to see it grow to two days this year and we have really enjoyed it in Yorkshire.

Kirsten Wild

Green Jersey Winner - Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Team Wiggle High-5

Podium Interviews – Women’s Tour De Yorkshire 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Podium Interviews with 2018 Tour de Yorkshire winner Megan Guarnier and Dani Rowe & Alena Amialiusik (2nd & 3rd respectively). All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc / www.chrismaher.co.uk

After the race Guarnier was gushing in her praise for the warm Yorkshire welcome she and the rest of the peloton received.

It is a real honour to win this race and it’s my first victory of the year so I’m excited. I have never, ever seen so many people on a finishing climb and so many people cheering us on. That really helped bring me home because I was full gas at the end.

Megan Guarnier (USA)

Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire Winner 2018, Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam

Stage 2 Results & Overall Classification

STAGE RESULT
1.     Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 124km  3:19:50
2.     Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  +14 sec  
3.     Dani Rowe (GBr) Great Britain +17 sec
4 .    Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink +22 sec
5.     Ane Santesteban (Spa) Ale Cipollini
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION

1.        Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  6:48:09
2.        Dani Rowe (GBr) Great Britain +17 sec
3.        Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-Sram Racing +19 sec
4.        Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women +31 sec
5.        Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink +33 sec

Megan Guarnier - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam

Kirsten Wild - Wiggle High 5

Megan Guarnier - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam

Dani Rowe - Great Britain

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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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Harry Tanfield Escapes to Victory on Stage 1 – Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Doncaster, Thursday May 3rd 2018 – Home hero Harry Tanfield sealed a surprise victory as the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire reached a rip-roaring conclusion in Doncaster. The 23 year old from Great Ayton worked his way into the day’s main breakaway and then played a pivotal role as the escapees evaded the peloton on the 182km trek from Beverley. With 300 metres to go Tanfield turned on the afterburners and edged past Alistair Slater (JLT Condor) to become the first-ever Yorkshireman to win a stage of the race.

Huge crowds turned out in Beverley to see the start of the fourth edition and clement conditions meant the county was at its magnificent best as the riders wound their way through the Yorkshire Wolds and then headed south towards Doncaster for that dramatic finish along Bennetthorpe. Banners, bunting and a whole host of ingenious land art provided a brilliant backdrop as the riders sped across the largely flat parcours, and the 450,000 roadside spectators set a record figure for the first stage of the race.

The breakaway group containing Tanfield formed early in the stage and Michael Cuming (Madison Genesis) was the first rider over the Côte de Baggaby Hill to earn himself a spell in the best climber’s jersey sponsored by Virgin Trains.

Tanfield then passed Cuming on the descent which followed to take maximum points in the first intermediate sprint in Pocklington, while Slater took the next of those points in Howden.

With those in the bag the breakaway reformed and a live Twitter vote saw Tanfield awarded the most active jersey sponsored by Dimension Data before the escapees survived to battle it out for the victory.

Tanfield emerged triumphant and the bonus seconds awarded for that win meant he opened up a three-second advantage over Slater in the General Classification. The Canyon Eisberg rider will now wear the blue leader’s jersey sponsored by Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries for the second stage. He also tops the Best Sprinter Classification sponsored by Asda.

Earlier in the day, Wiggle High5 rider Kirsten Wild won the first stage of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. That too, came down to a bunch sprint and Wild proved the fastest finisher, outpacing Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans) and Alice Barnes (Canyon Sram Racing) to take control of the blue jersey. It was the second time in succession Wild had triumphed on Bennetthorpe following her Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race success in 2016. Click here to read the full race report and listen to race interviews.

Stage 1 Results

STAGE RESULT

1          Harry Tanfield (GBR) Canyon Eisberg     4:08:12
2          Alistair Slater (GBR) JLT Condor
3          Michael Cuming (GBR) Madison Genesis

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION

1          Harry Tanfield (GBR) Canyon Eisberg     4:08:12
2          Alistair Slater (GBR) JLT Condor
3          Michael Cuming (GBR) Madison Genesis

Men's TdY Preview - Stage 2

The Men’s Tour de Yorkshire continues with stage 2 on Friday afternoon.

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Kirsten Wild Rides to Victory – Stage 1 – Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Doncaster, Thursday May 3rd 2018 – The women got the 2018 Asda Tour de Yorkshire underway in style, with Kirsten Wild sprinting to victory in Doncaster. Wild triumphed in Doncaster when the race last visited in 2016, and proved her dominance once again with an emphatic sprint to take the overall lead on stage one.

Teams and talent from all over the world descended on Beverley for the start of the newly-expanded two-day Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, with a host of National, Olympic and World Champions signing on.

 

My team worked so hard to set me up and I just followed them before the sprint. I like this finish in Doncaster and when I heard it was the same finish line as two years ago I was very excited. It was cool to win here.

I don’t think tomorrow’s stage [which finishes on the Cote de Cow and Calf] will be another sprint but my team has strong girls and lots of cards to play. I think it will be an interesting stage and I will try to help my team-mates to win.

Kirstin Wild

Winner - Stage 1- Women's TdY 2018, Team Wiggle High 5

The early stages saw a couple of crashes before two young riders went on the attack; local East Yorkshire team – Team Jadan Weldtite Vive le Velo were represented by 17-year-old Pfeiffer Georgi, she was joined by Meike Uiterwijk Winkel (Parkhotel Valkenberg), the pair quickly got down the road and forced a one-minute lead over the peloton.

It was clear from the tenacious way Pfeiffer was riding that the Team Jadan rider was intent on staying out front until she reached the peak of the sole categorised climb of the day – the Cote de Baggaby Hill – the peloton hauled Winkel back but Georgi held on just long enough to take control of the Queen of the Mountains jersey for the day.

Next up was the first intermediate sprint in Pocklington and Great Britain’s Dani Rowe – fresh from her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games – took maximum points there.

Shortly after that, Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Anna Christian (Trek Drops) broke clear of the bunch and Christian took maximum points in the next intermediate sprint into Howden. The duo worked well together but the peloton came back together on the approach to Doncaster and the expected bunch sprint finish ensued along Bennetthorpe.

All the favourites were in contention but it was Wild who showed her dominance to take an historic second victory in Doncaster.

The 35 year old Wiggle High 5 rider finished ahead of Amalie Dideriksen of Boels-Dolmans in second place, and Alice Barnes (Canyon Sram  Racing) in third.

 

Interview – Pfeiffer Georgi – Stage 1 TdY QoM – Team Jadan Weldtite Tour De Yorkshire 2018 by Cycling Shorts

Pfeiffer Georgi of Team Jadan Weldtite talks to Chris Maher of Cycling Shorts after she takes the QoM podium after Stage 1 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc

Stage 1 Results

STAGE RESULT
1.     Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5) 174 km in 3h28’20’’
2.     Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans) s.t
3.     Alice Barnes (Canyon Sram Racing) s.t
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION
1.     Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5) 174 km in 3h28’20’’
2.     Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans) s.t
3.     Alice Barnes (Canyon Sram Racing) s.t

Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5)

Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5)

Pfeiffer Georgi (Team Jadan-Weldtite Vive le Velo)

Anna Christian (Trek-Drops)

Asda Women's TdY Preview - Stage 2

The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire concludes with stage 2 on Friday morning.

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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