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Tour de Yorkshire attracts world road race favourites to scout circuit

Route includes stages on planned worlds circuit in HarrogateWomen’s Tour de Yorkshire will be longest and toughest yetNext year’s Tour de Yorkshire at the beginning of May will offer male and female riders what is likely to be their only chance to race…

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Greg van Avermaet dedicates victory in Tour de Yorkshire to late AMC owner

• Stéphane Rossetto’s breakaway gives him impressive stage win• Olympic champion Van Avermaet leads chase group over lineGreg Van Avermaet secured overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire after Stéphane Rossetto took a brilliant solo win on stage four …

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Max Walscheid sprints to stage three victory in Tour de Yorkshire

• Team Sunweb sprinter foils Sylvain Chavanel’s breakaway attempt• Magnus Cort Nielsen retains the overall leadMax Walscheid won stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough as Magnus Cort Nielsen retained the overall lead.Team Sunweb’s Walschei…

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Megan Guarnier climbs to birthday victory in Tour de Yorkshire

• Britain’s Dani Rowe finishes second in two-day race• Magnus Cort Neilsen wins men’s second tageThe American climber Megan Guarnier clinched overall victory on the top of the Cow and Calf climb here in the first two-day women’s Tour de Yorkshire. Her …

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Tour de Yorkshire: Kirsten Wild wins first stage as decisive day looms

• Dutch cyclist wins sprint in Doncaster, repeating 2016 triumph• Amalie Diederiksen finishes second with Alice Barnes thirdRelying on past experience to avoid a final kilometre mix-up, Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands produced a carbon copy of her vict…

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Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory on stage one of Tour de Yorkshire

• Riders brought down in huge crash on final approach in Scarborough
• Dutchman edges out Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan on the line

Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands edged out Caleb Ewan to win stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire after a huge crash on the final approach in Scarborough.

The LottoNL Jumbo rider, the winner of stage one last year, just held on to beat the Australian sprinter Ewan in a photo-finish after the 174km run from Bridlington.

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Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory on stage one of Tour de Yorkshire

• Riders brought down in huge crash on final approach in Scarborough
• Dutchman edges out Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan on the line

Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands edged out Caleb Ewan to win stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire after a huge crash on the final approach in Scarborough.

The LottoNL Jumbo rider, the winner of stage one last year, just held on to beat the Australian sprinter Ewan in a photo-finish after the 174km run from Bridlington.

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Tour de Yorkshire announcement of host towns gives Scarborough key role

• Bradford, Bridlington, Fox Valley, Harrogate and Tadcaster also feature
• Six towns on list for April race after bid to add a fourth day fell short

Scarborough will once again play a key role in the Tour de Yorkshire next year after being named among the towns which will host either a stage start or finish of the three-day race.

Related: Thomas Voeckler edges out Nicolas Roche to win Tour de Yorkshire

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Tour de Yorkshire announcement of host towns gives Scarborough key role

• Bradford, Bridlington, Fox Valley, Harrogate and Tadcaster also feature
• Six towns on list for April race after bid to add a fourth day fell short

Scarborough will once again play a key role in the Tour de Yorkshire next year after being named among the towns which will host either a stage start or finish of the three-day race.

Related: Thomas Voeckler edges out Nicolas Roche to win Tour de Yorkshire

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Thomas Voeckler edges out Nicolas Roche to claim Tour de Yorkshire

• Experienced Frenchman outsprints Ireland’s Roche to win three-day race
• Team Sky dominate 198km stage but are outwitted by Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler is now an elder statesman at 36, and in his 16th season as a professional, but winning still holds the same savour for the Frenchman who could not hide his delight after cannily outsprinting Nicolas Roche of Ireland to take the Tour de Yorkshire. The three-day race was decided by a two-man sprint in the final metres, where Voeckler showed all his experience to catch Roche napping, even though the Irishman is far from being a callow debutant.

Incroyable, ho, ho, ho,” was Voeckler’s initial verdict, his grizzled face bearing an ecstatic smile. The Frenchman had showed his interest in the overall standings as early as day one when he sneaked a time bonus en route to Settle, which gave him a two-second advantage over Roche. The pair escaped over the final climb of Oliver’s Mount on the outskirts of Scarborough, and once away they both knew that whoever won the finish sprint played out before a crowd perched on the grassy slopes above North Parade would take overall victory. Roche recorded the same time but finished six seconds back overall once bonus seconds were applied.

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