Tour de Yorkshire 2019 Latest

5 May 2019, 06:40


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

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.