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The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire was a four day cycling stage race held in Yorkshire over 3–6 May 2018. It was the fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation. The 2018 TDY differed from its predecessor in that the event was extended to four days from three,[2] with the women's event being extended to two days over the 3 and 4 May 2018.[3]

2018 Tour de Yorkshire
2018 UCI Europe Tour
The Peloton on stage 3 through Leeming Bar
The Peloton on stage 3 through Leeming Bar
Race details
Dates3–6 May 2018
Stages4
Distance705[1] km (438.1 mi)
Winning time16h 38' 00"
Results
Winner  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
  Second  Eduard Prades (ESP) (Euskadi Basque Country–Murias)
  Third  Serge Pauwels (BEL) (Team Dimension Data)

Points  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
Mountains  Stéphane Rossetto (FRA) (Cofidis)
  Team BMC Racing Team
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Contents

RouteEdit

The Tour was extended in September 2017 to allow for greater creativity in the route planning. Additionally, the British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington said: "[This] will give even more people a chance to see our great sport at close quarters."[2]

In December 2017, the start and finish locations were announced as Beverley and Doncaster, Barnsley and Ilkley, Richmond and Scarborough, and Halifax and Leeds.[1]

Stage characteristics and winners[4]
Stage Date Start Finish Length Type Winner
1 3 May Beverley Doncaster 182 km (113.1 mi)   Flat stage   Harry Tanfield (GBR)[5]
2 4 May Barnsley Ilkley 149 km (92.6 mi)   Hilly stage   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN)[6]
3 5 May Richmond Scarborough 184 km (114.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Max Walscheid (GER)[7]
4 6 May Halifax Leeds 189.5 km (117.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Stéphane Rossetto (FRA)[8]

TeamsEdit

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

3 May 2018 — Beverley to Doncaster, 182 km (113.1 mi)
Stage 1 result[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Harry Tanfield (GBR) Canyon Eisberg 4h 08' 12"
2   Alistair Slater (GBR) JLT–Condor + 0"
3   Michael Cuming (GBR) Madison Genesis + 0"
4   Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling + 0"
5   Tom Baylis (GBR) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
6   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 5"
7   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept + 5"
8   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling + 5"
9   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 5"
10   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 5"
General classification after stage 1[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Harry Tanfield (GBR) Canyon Eisberg 4h 07' 58"
2   Alistair Slater (GBR) JLT–Condor + 3"
3   Michael Cuming (GBR) Madison Genesis + 10"
4   Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling + 14"
5   Tom Baylis (GBR) ONE Pro Cycling + 14"
6   Axel Journiaux (FRA) Direct Énergie + 16"
7   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 19"
8   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept + 19"
9   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling + 19"
10   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 19"

Stage 2Edit

4 May 2018 — Barnsley to Ilkley, 149 km (92.6 mi)
Stage 2 result[6][13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) Astana 3h 25' 34"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 0"
4   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 0"
5   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 5"
6   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 5"
7   Michael Storer (AUS) Team Sunweb + 5"
8   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 5"
9   Steff Cras (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 11"
10   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 11"
General classification after stage 2[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) Astana 7h 33' 41"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4"
3   Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 6"
4   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 10"
5   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 15"
6   Robert Kiserlovski (CRO) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 15"
7   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 15"
8   Michael Storer (AUS) Team Sunweb + 15"
9   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 21"
10   Steff Cras (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 21"

Stage 3Edit

5 May 2018 — Richmond to Scarborough, 184 km (114.3 mi)
Stage 3 result[7][14]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb 4h 10' 27"
2   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) Astana + 0"
3   Jon Aberasturi (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 0"
4   Bryan Coquard (FRA) Vital Concept + 0"
5   Robert-Jon McCarthy (IRL) JLT–Condor + 0"
6   Connor Swift (GBR) Madison Genesis + 0"
7   Mike Teunissen (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
8   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 0"
9   Emīls Liepiņš (LAT) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
10   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 0"
General classification after stage 3[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) Astana 11h 44' 02"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 10"
3   Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 12"
4   Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling + 21"
5   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 21"
6   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 27"
7   Steff Cras (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 27"
8   Etienne van Empel (NED) Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij + 29"
9   Ian Bibby (GBR) JLT–Condor + 29"
10   Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 39"

Stage 4Edit

6 May 2018 — Halifax to Leeds, 189.5 km (117.7 mi)
Stage 4 result[8][15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Stéphane Rossetto  (FRA) Cofidis 4h 53' 22"
2   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 34"
3   Ian Bibby (GBR) JLT–Condor + 34"
4   Edward Dunbar (IRL) Aqua Blue Sport + 34"
5   Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 34"
6   Anthony Perez (FRA) Cofidis + 34"
7   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 34"
8   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 34"
9   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 34"
10   Michael Storer (AUS) Team Sunweb + 34"
General classification after stage 4[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team 16h 38' 00"
2   Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi–Murias + 9"
3   Serge Pauwels (BEL) Team Dimension Data + 14"
4   Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 19"
5   Michael Storer (AUS) Team Sunweb + 19"
6   Ian Bibby (GBR) JLT–Condor + 23"
7   Anthony Perez (FRA) Cofidis + 25"
8   Edward Dunbar (IRL) Aqua Blue Sport + 27"
9   Patrick Bevin (NZL) BMC Racing Team + 37"
10   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 39"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the Tour de Yorkshire, four different jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively. Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints; three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third.[16] The leader of the general classification received a light blue and yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the Tour de Yorkshire, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for the points classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points awarded 15 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

The second classification was the points classification. Riders were awarded points for finishing in the top ten in a stage. Unlike in the points classification in the Tour de France, the winners of all stages were awarded the same number of points.[16] Points were also won in intermediate sprints; five points for crossing the sprint line first, three points for second place and one for third. The leader of the points classification was awarded a green jersey.[16]

Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3
Points awarded 4 2 1

There was also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. Each climb was categorised the same, with four points awarded to the first rider over the top of each climb.[16] Two points were awarded for the second-placed rider, with one point for third place. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a pink jersey.[16]

Another jersey was awarded at the end of each stage. This was a combativity prize and was awarded to the rider who "made the greatest effort and [...] demonstrated the best qualities in terms of sportsmanship". 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.[16] There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists in a team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest cumulative time.[16]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Combativity prize
 
Teams classification
1 Harry Tanfield Harry Tanfield Harry Tanfield Mike Cuming Harry Tanfield Madison Genesis
2 Magnus Cort Magnus Cort Tom Baylis BMC Racing Team
3 Max Walscheid Magnus Cort Peter Williams
4 Stéphane Rossetto Greg van Avermaet Greg van Avermaet Stéphane Rossetto Stéphane Rossetto
Final Greg van Avermaet Greg Van Avermaet Stéphane Rossetto Not Awarded BMC Racing Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route revealed: maps and profiles of every stage - Cycling Weekly". cycling weekly.com. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tour de Yorkshire extends to four days". BBC News. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Everything you need to know about the Tour de Yorkshire - CBBC Newsround". 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ Richardson, Andy, ed. (8 December 2017). "Yorkshire Tour Route Revealed". Darlington & Stockton Times (2017–49). p. 22. ISSN 2040-3933.
  5. ^ "Tour de Yorkshire: Harry Tanfield claims stage one win ahead of Mark Cavendish". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Wynn, Nigel (4 May 2018). "Magnus Cort Nielsen beats Greg Van Avermaet to win Tour de Yorkshire stage two". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Windsor, Richard (5 May 2018). "Max Walscheid wins Tour de Yorkshire 2018 stage three sprint as Magnus Cort Nielsen retains lead". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Rogers, Owen (6 May 2018). "Stephane Rossetto takes amazing breakaway victory, as Greg Van Avermaet wins Tour de Yorkshire 2018 overall". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  9. ^ Douglas, Alex (1 May 2018). "Tour de Yorkshire 2018 full list of riders taking part". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ Ashurst, Tom. "Men's Teams | Tour de Yorkshire - 3 - 6 May 2018". letour.yorkshire.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ Rogers, Owen (3 May 2018). "Harry Tanfield takes surprise breakaway win on Tour de Yorkshire 2018 stage one". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  12. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (3 May 2018). "Tanfield wins Tour de Yorkshire opener". Cycling News. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  13. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (4 May 2018). "Tour de Yorkshire: Magnus Cort wins stage 2". Cycling News. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  14. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (5 May 2018). "Tour de Yorkshire: Walscheid wins stage 3". Cycling News. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  15. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (6 May 2018). "Van Avermaet wins Tour de Yorkshire". Cycling News. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g "Sporting stakes". www.tour-de-yorkshire.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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