Yorkshire 18

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The Men’s Tour de Yorkshire has been expanded from three to four stages, the Women’s race has been expanded to two stages and all took place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and took in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way. It is estimated that 2 million + spectators attended roadside

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Overview of the 2018 Route

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Beverley

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“Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is also one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. Renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster, the town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, excellent flat racing and a medieval skyline that remains refreshingly unspoilt” [Yorkshire.com]


Women – Stage 1: Beverley to Doncaster

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Photos by Me – Maps sourced from Tour de Yorkshire website


Depart – Beverley

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Eri Yonamine (right) Japanese national Road and TT champion riding for Wiggle-High5

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Hanna and Alice Barnes

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Chantal Blaak – the Women’s World Road Racing Champion (centre)

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Indeed 🙂

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Kirsten Wild – winner of Stage 1 pictured in Beverley at the Depart. The Dutchwoman was the firm favourite for Stage 1, having won on this very same finish in 2016 when the race was a one-day event, and duly delivered with a powerful sprint


Men – Stage 1: Beverley to Doncaster

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Depart – Beverley

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Ian Stannard – Team Sky

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Christian Prudhomme – General Director of the Tour de France

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Thomas Voeckler

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Mens Stage 1 passing through Cherry Burton

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Harry Tanfield (Canyon-Eisberg) took a surprise win on the first stage of the in Doncaster, as the breakaway held off the peloton on what was expected to be a nailed-on sprint. Alistair Slater (JLT Condor) finished second, while Mike Cuming (Madison-Genesis) rounded off the podium. Pictured here (above) is the breakaway group early in the race in Cherry Burton with the peloton hot on their heels (below)

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Women – Stage 2: Barnsley to Ilkley

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Summit Finish at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley

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Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) won the 2018 Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, triumphing on the Cow and Calf summit finish on stage 2 to seal the overall title in the race’s first edition as a multi stage race.

“That was really hard. But I can only say, I have never had a crowd like the one coming up that climb. It was so loud, you were so amazing and it was so cool to win after all those cheers!”

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Cow and Calf Profile – 2.5km – from Veloviewer


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“A perfectly-timed final attack from Boels-Dolmans rider Megan Guarnier saw the American rider take the historic summit finish stage win in Ilkley and, with it, the general classification”

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Men – Stage 2: Barnsley to Ilkley

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On the Cow and Calf

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Greg Van Avermaet

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Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana) won the second stage on Friday, prevailing on the hilltop finish in Ilkley. He beat Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) into second place with a well-timed sprint, while Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias) took third.

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Veteran French rider Sylvain Chavanel

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Men – Stage 3: Richmond to Scarborough

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On Sutton Bank – Mens Stage 3

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Sutton Bank profile – 1.3km – from Veloviewer


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Mark Cavendish – Dimension Data

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Mavic Neutral Service Vehicles

A familiar sight at all high level road cycling events, the yellow cars and bikes of Mavic have provided technical service to races since 1973

Mavic Website

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Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) won stage 3 in Scarborough, pipping overall leader Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana) to the line in a frantic sprint finish. Jon Aberasturi (Euskadi-Murias) took third place.

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Men – Stage 4: Halifax to Leeds

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Leeds – Finish

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Winner of Stage 4 – Rossetto was out front on his own for almost 120km of the 189.5km queen stage

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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) took overall victory at the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire,

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