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Stage 3, Tour de Yorkshire 2016 race report

1st May 2016

Thomas Voeckler won Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. 

There was a 10-man break early in the race, which was still out ahead for the steep climb of Sutton Bank.

The lead group started to crack on the next climb, the Cote de Blakey Ridge, and the Sky-led peloton caught them before Grosmont. With Pete Kennaugh at the front, the bunch was reduced to an elite group on the Cote de Grosmont.

The Cote de Robin Hood's Bay whittled the lead group down further, and on the Cote de Harwood Dale, Nicolas Roche attacked. Adam Yates went with him, and they were joined by Steven Kruijswijk, then Thomas Voeckler and Anthony Turgis.

The five men came to the last climb, the Cote d'Oliver's Mount, together. Nicolas Roche attacked on the climb, and Voeckler bridged across to him. Big crowds greeted them on the seafront in Scarborough.

Roche and Voeckler were left to battle it out for the win. Roche was in front, and a few moments of inattention meant that Voeckler got the jump on him, and crossed the line first. Voeckler takes the stage win, and with it, the overall Tour de Yorkshire victory.

Lizzie Armitstead to ride Tour de Yorkshire 2016

23rd March 2016

Lizzie Armitstead

Lizzie Armitstead will ride the women's Tour de Yorkshire 2016, which is the same route as the men's stage 2. It's to be the most lucrative race on the women's cycling calendar. Read more about Armitstead to ride the Tour de Yorkshire 2016...

Thirsk Yarnbombing for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016

25th April 2016

Yarnbomb ducks

Yarn Bomb - ducks in the river, by Twilight Taggers, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

Thirsk is getting ready for Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 with colourful knitted and crocheted decorations, in what is called a 'yarnbombing'. 300 people were involved in creating the decorations, and fifty of them, dressed in black, but wearing pom-poms, put them up around the town so they were in place on the morning of Sunday 24th April. Read more about Thirsk yarnbombing for the Tour de Yorkshire...

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