Final KM: Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1

We’re in Yorkshire for three days and that means… bunting, fantastic crowds, bunting, gorgeous scenery, bunting, superb racing and BUNTING!!! God’s Own County did itself proud.

Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough, 174km 

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) has the knack of racing in Yorkshire. The Dutch national champion repeated his 2016 stage one victory with a perfectly timed sprint to pip Orica-Scott’s Caleb Ewan. Chris Opie of Bike Channel Canyon got up to snatch a superb third from Nacer Bouhanni. The stage was marred by a high speed crash in the last 300m, the sort that makes your blood run cold to watch. Many riders were left sprawled on the tarmac and there are reports of at least three riders with broken collarbones. We wish speedy recoveries to all.

Highlights…

Podium plushie at Tour de Yorkshire? A Yorkshire terrier of course…

Love this round up from Madison Genesis and their breakaway rider Tobyn Horton #sorelegs…

For each stage the race organisers let the public choose the most combative rider via a twitter poll. Look out for the tweets, the winning rider gets a trip to the podium. Yesterday’s award went to Aqua Blue’s Conor Dunne

Bonus #LadiesFavourite …

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #TDY

Header image: Sprint finish © KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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