Tour de Yorkshire 2019 Latest

5 May 2019, 06:38


The final day of racing in the Tour de Yorkshire takes places this afternoon.

The men will ride 109 miles from Halifax to Leeds.

Alexander Kamp won stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough.

British rider Chris Lawless is currently the overall leader for Team Ineos. Chris Froome is one of 13 riders within 10 seconds.

Saturday 4th May

Marianne Vos added the Women's Tour de Yorkshire to her long list of accolades as victory on stage two gave her the overall win in Scarborough.

The three-time former world champion out-sprinted Mavi Garcia and Soraya Paladin after the trio reached the end of a brutal 132km stage from Bridlington alone.

Garcia had crested the last of the day's categorised climbs alone but was soon joined by Vos and Paladin and they worked together to stay clear.

The riders set off from Bridlington in horrible conditions, as a cold headwind blew rain and hail into their faces on the road north.

The race was neutralised, with the first categorised climb in Silpho bypassed due to concerns over a slippery substance on the road, before the action began in earnest.

World champion Anna Van Der Breggen attacked on the approach to Robin Hood's Bay to blow the race apart as a series of counter moves began.

After the Boels-Dolmans rider was caught, Movistar's Garcia went next, to be joined by Vos and Paladin.

Alexander Kamp won stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire ahead of Team Ineos' Chris Lawless in Scarborough.

Kamp, of the Riwal Readynez team, pipped Lawless at the line as the 135km stage from Bridlington came down to a select sprint on the seafront.

Twenty-one riders arrived together in Scarborough, having broken away when crosswinds ripped through the peloton west of Whitby, racing clear as it turned to a tailwind on the road back south.

Team Ineos, including Chris Froome, did much of the work to split the race apart into echelons with a little over 50km of the stage to go.

The CCC team of defending champion Greg Van Avermaet were quick to latch on as a select group broke away.

Opening stage winner Jesper Asselman of Roompot-Charles kept up initially, but was dropped on the final categorised climb of the day in Ugglebarnby and could not recover.


Friday 3rd May

Otley's Lizzie Deignan admitted she struggled to find her best form on home roads as Holland's Lorena Wiebes took victory on the opening stage of the Women's Tour de Yorkshire in Bedale.

Deignan had been on the attack late in the 132km stage from Barnsley but finished in the main pack as Parkhotel Valkenburg's Wiebes out-sprinted Christine Majerus of Boels-Dolmans and Team Tibco's Alison Jackson.

Former world champion Deignan, who won the 2017 edition of this race, only returned to racing last month following the birth of daughter Orla in September.

Thursday 2nd May

Jesper Asselmen has won stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire as the breakaway just barely held on in Selby.

Asselmen, who is part of team Roompot-Charles' was one of four survivors of the day's breakaway to make it into town ahead of the chasing pack, and won by just a few metres on the line.

The result was reminiscent of Harry Tanfield's victory on the opening day of last year's race in Doncaster, where this stage began.

The thrilling finish came at the end of 182 rain-sodden kilometres as the Tour de Yorkshire's magic touch with the weather deserted it.

The breakaway, originally composed of seven riders, never led by more than two-and-a-half minutes and seemed to have little chance.

Chris Froome's Team Ineos and Mark Cavendish's Team Dimenion Data did much of the chasing but to no avail.