Tour of Yorkshire: Stage 1

Dylan Groenewegen just got the better of Caleb Ewan on Stage 1 of the Tour of Yorkshire with Chris Opie third showing the locals are in the mix

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Tour of Yorkshire: Stage 1

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It was close but Groenewegen gets the verdict with Chris Opie tucked in behind for third

Dylan Groenewegen won the first stage in the Tour de Yorkshire today. At the port of Scarborough, the team LottoNL-Jumbo sprinter was faster than Caleb Ewan and Chris Opie. However, the victory had a nasty taste. Team leader Steven Kruijswijk hit the deck hard, but seems to be OK.

“I am pleased that I could sprint for the stage win,” said Groenewegen. “It was a hard stage and on the climb I was in the second group. The team made a big effort to bring me back in front. It’s beautiful that I won. All the praise goes to my team-mates.”

Third to Groenewegen was Chris Opie – he tells us about the sprint

According to Groenewegen, it was clear that Robin Hood’s Bay would be difficult. “We knew the climb was heavy. I was pretty tired, but the team brought me back well. It was important to win here. This is what you do it for.”

After the top of the climb, 28 kilometres remained to the finish. In the streets of Scaborough, the road went up. “I felt my legs and dropped back. Fortunately, Tom Leezer was there and dropped back from the front. In the last straight line, Bouhanni started sprinting. He shifted a bit, leaving space for me. Finally, Ewan came close, but I had the win.”

Behind all the vehicles, is a bike raging as riders try to escape …

Including these three just off the front, Taylor Gunman of Madison  Genesis, Mark McNally and Yoeri Havik of Raleigh GAC

On the first KoM, Connor Dunne leads the way from James Lowesley Williams

Yoeri Havik of Raleigh GAC meanwhile was not feeling well after his flight back from the Track Worlds and a little later retired from the race.

On the first KoM, the peloton was still largely intact led by Cofidis

On the next KoM at Goatland, the break are still out front on the 17% slopes ….

And the peloton also intact and whilst it split at Robin Hoods Bay, the sprint teams brought it back together for the bunch kick

James Lowsley Williams: Talking about his stage out front
The day saw a break escape after a lot of attacking and in that move was James Lowsley-Williams

And Tobyn Horton of Madison Genesis

Jonny McEvoy of Madison Genesis talks about the crash

Adam Kenway of Raleigh GAC report on the race, his first big UCI race

SloMo Video of the Peloton Climbing Cote de Goatland


1 Dylan Groenewegen Team LottoNL-Jumbo 4:09:38
2 Caleb Ewan ORICA-Scott
3 Chris Opie BIKE Channel Canyon
4 Nacer Bouhanni Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
5 Steele Von Hoff One Pro Cycling
6 Kristian Sbaragli Dimension Data
7 Andre Looij Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij
8 Adam Blythe Aqua Blue Sport
9 Baptiste Planckaert Team Katusha – Alpecin
10 Enrique Sanz Team Raleigh GAC

11 Jacob Hennesy Great Britain
15 Luke Rowe Team Sky
17 McEvoyJonathanMadison Genesis
19 Alex Frame JLT Condor
31 Ryan Perry Team Raleigh GAC
35 Scott Thwaites Dimension Data
37 Steven Lampier JLT Condor
38 Adam Kenway Team Raleigh GAC
39 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling
40 Ethan Hayter Great Britain
41 Rob Partridge BIKE Channel Canyon
42 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis
45 Adam Hartley Great Britain
46 Mark Christian Aqua Blue Sport
51 James Gullen JLT Condor
52 Connor Swift Madison Genesis
54 Jonathan Dibben Team Sky
59 Tristan Robbins Team Raleigh GAC
65 Max Stedman BIKE Channel Canyon
66 Adria Moreno Team Raleigh GAC
67 Daniel Pearson Aqua Blue Sport
72 Dexter Gardias BIKE Channel Canyon
74 Joey Walker Great Britain
75 Alistair Slater JLT Condor
81 Ian Stannard Team Sky
84 Jack Pullar BIKE Channel Canyon
85 Christopher Lawless Great Britain
88 Thomas Stewart One Pro Cycling
92 Taylor Gunman Madison Genesis
93 Brenton Jones JLT Condor
95 Tao Geoghegan Hart Team Sky
96 Richard Handley Madison Genesis
97 Karol Domagalski One Pro Cycling
100 Rory Townsend BIKE Channel Canyon
101 Russell Downing JLT Condor
104 Conor Dunne Aqua Blue Sport
105 Ian Bibby JLT Condor
106 James Knox Great Britain
109 James Lowsley Williams BIKE Channel Canyon
110 Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon
114 Andrew Fenn Aqua Blue Sport
115 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis
118 Matthew Brammeier Aqua Blue Sport
119 Kristian House One Pro Cycling
120 Fraser Martin Team Raleigh GAC
121 Thomas Moses JLT Condor
123 Sebastián Mora Team Raleigh GAC
126 Joshua Hunt One Pro Cycling
127 Mark Mcnally Great Britain
128 Mathew Cronshaw Madison Genesis
130 Matthew Bostock Great Britain
131 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis 17:40




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