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The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire was a three-day cycling stage race took place in Yorkshire from the 29 April to the 1 May 2016, It was the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire and was organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation. The Route is BeverleySettle, OtleyDoncaster, and MiddlesbroughScarborough. There was also a women's race on 30 April. The organisers had applied to British Cycling to increase the race to four days for 2016 but this application was rejected.[1]

2016 Tour de Yorkshire
2016 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates29 April 2016 (2016-04-29)–1 May 2016 (2016-05-01)
Stages3
Results
Winner  Thomas Voeckler (FRA) (Direct Énergie)
  Second  Nicolas Roche (IRL) (Team Sky)
  Third  Anthony Turgis (FRA) (Cofidis)

Points  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) (LottoNL–Jumbo)
Mountains  Nathan Haas (AUS) (Team Dimension Data)
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TeamsEdit

18 teams were selected to take part in Tour de Yorkshire. Seven of these were UCI WorldTeams; five were UCI Professional Continental teams; five were UCI Continental teams and one was the Great Britain national team. Teams could enter between five and eight riders.

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

National teams

  • Great Britain

Race routeEdit

On 9 October 2015, the start and finish locations for the event were released, these were Beverley, Doncaster, Middlesbrough, Otley, Scarborough, and Settle.[2]

The stage routes were released on 9 December 2015.[3]

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Start Finish Length Type Winner
1 29 April Beverley Settle 184 km (114.3 mi)   Intermediate stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
2 30 April Otley Doncaster 135.5 km (84.2 mi)   Flat stage   Danny van Poppel (NED)
3 1 May Middlesbrough Scarborough 198 km (123.0 mi)   Hilly stage   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

29 April — Beverley to Settle, 184 km (114 mi)

Result of stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo 5h 09' 11"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 0"
3   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 0"
4   Thomas Boudat (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
5   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 0"
6   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team + 0"
7   Christopher Lawless (GBR) JLT–Condor + 0"
8   Karol Domagalski (POL) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
9   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
10   Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 0"
General classification after stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    LottoNL–Jumbo 5h 09' 11"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 4"
3   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 6"
4   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Cofidis + 7"
5   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Direct Énergie + 8"
6   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 9"
7   Thomas Boudat (FRA) Direct Énergie + 10"
8   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 10"
9   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team + 10"
10   Christopher Lawless (GBR) JLT–Condor + 10"


Stage 2Edit

30 April — Otley to Doncaster 135.5 km (84.2 mi)

Result of stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky 3h 04' 20"
2   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
3   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 0"
4   Chris Opie (GBR) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
5   Loïc Chetout (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
6   Albert Torres (ESP) Team Raleigh–GAC + 0"
7   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Christopher Lawless (GBR) JLT–Condor + 0"
9   Russell Downing (GBR) JLT–Condor + 0"
10   Magnus Cort (DEN) Orica–GreenEDGE + 0"
General classification after stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED)    LottoNL–Jumbo 8h 13' 15"
2   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 6"
3   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 8"
4   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 10"
5   Stijn Steels (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise + 10"
6   Gruffudd Lewis (GBR) Madison Genesis + 12"
7   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Cofidis + 13"
8   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Direct Énergie + 14"
9   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 15"
10   Richard Handley (GBR)   ONE Pro Cycling + 15"

Stage 3Edit

1 May — Middlesbrough to Scarborough 198 km (123 mi)

Result of stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Direct Énergie 4h 51' 57"
2   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 0"
3   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 9"
4   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Cofidis + 9"
5   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 9"
6   Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Team Sky + 41"
7   Gianni Moscon (ITA) Team Sky + 41"
8   Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 09"
9   Ben Hermans (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 09"
10   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 09"
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)   Direct Énergie 13h 05' 16"
2   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 6"
3   Anthony Turgis (FRA) Cofidis + 16"
4   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 17"
5   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 21"
6   Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Team Sky + 41"
7   Gianni Moscon (ITA) Team Sky + 52"
8   Nikias Arndt (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 13"
9   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 1' 20"
10   Dion Smith (NZL) ONE Pro Cycling + 1' 21"

ClassificationsEdit

 
Peter Williams holder of the pink and grey jerseys after stage 1, leading the peloton near Grimwith Reservoir during stage 1

The race included three classifications the most important the general classification. This was calculated by adding up each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Bonus seconds were awarded for top-three placings in each stage (10 seconds for the first rider, 6 seconds for the second, 4 seconds for the third) and for placings in intermediate sprints (3 seconds for the first rider, 2 seconds for the second, 1 second for the third). The rider with the lowest cumulative time after taking bonus seconds into account was the leader of the classification and was awarded a blue and yellow jersey. (Blue and yellow are colours traditionally associated with Yorkshire.) The winner of the general classification was considered the winner of the race.[4]

The second classification was points classification. On each stage of the race, points were awarded to the top 10 riders. The winner won 15 points, with 12 for the second-placed rider, 9 for the third-placed rider, 7 for the sixth-placed rider and then one point fewer for each place down to tenth place. Points were also awarded to the top three riders at intermediate sprints, with five points for the winner of the sprint and three, and one points for the riders in second and third places respectively. The rider with the most points was the leader of the classification and was awarded a green jersey.[4]

There was also a mountains classification. Over the three stages, there were 13 categorised climbs. On each of these climbs, the first four riders to the summit were awarded points, with 5 for the first rider, 3 for the second, 2 for the third and 1 for the fourth. The rider with the most accumulated points was the leader of the classification and was awarded a dark pink jersey.[4]

Another jersey was awarded at the end of each stage. This was a combativity prize and was to be awarded to the rider who "made the greatest effort and [...] demonstrated the best qualities in terms of sportsmanship".[5] A jury selected a list of riders to be eligible for the prize; the winner of the prize was then decided by a vote on Twitter. The rider was awarded a grey jersey.[4]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Combativity prize
 
1 Dylan Groenewegen Dylan Groenewegen Dylan Groenewegen Peter Williams Peter Williams
2 Danny van Poppel Richard Handley Nicolas Edet
3 Thomas Voeckler Thomas Voeckler Nathan Haas Peter Kennaugh
Final Thomas Voeckler Dylan Groenewegen Nathan Haas not awarded

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour de Yorkshire: British Cycling rejects plans for fourth day". BBC Sport. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Tour de Yorkshire 2016 host towns revealed". BBC News. BBC. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Tour de Yorkshire 2016 route announced". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d ASO 2015, p. 32.
  5. ^ ASO 2015, p. 30.

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