Tour De Yorkshire

Tour De Yorkshire 2015 | Stage 3 Results

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Tour De Yorkshire 2015 | Stage 3

 Ben Hermans solo’s to victory in Leeds on the final day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.
Author: Chris Maher, Images courtesy of:  www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

03 May 2015

 

Ben Hermans solo’s to victory in Leeds on the final day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.

 

BMC’s dream of edging the might of Sky from overall victory came to nothing through-out the course of the day. Placing three men, Hermans, Greg Van Avermaet and  Samuel Sanchez in the final break, the twenty strong group also contained race leader Lars-Petter Nordhaug.

 

Nordhaug’s slender ten second lead in the general classification after stage two sought the protection of Philip Deigan and David Garcia Lopez. Sky had controlled the pace through-out the day, but with everything still to play-for, there was still time for all the top riders to play their cards. Thomas Voeckler, Europcar, found himself isolated with-in the group and with time running short, so where their chances.

 

The day had got off with a small group going away. Six categorised climbs and two sprints with time bonuses where all that was left of this five-hundred and fifteen kilometre race. With no real flat surfaces to talk about today, this was the hardest stage in this years event.

Race start in Wakefield...

Ian Bibby, NFTO topped the first three climbs, Cote de Holmfirth, Scapegoat and Hebden Bridge, accompanied by Nicholas Edet, Cofidis, James McLaughton, Team GB, Lawson Craddock, Team Giant Alpecin and Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg, MTN Qhubeka.

 

The momentum of the lead group began to falter running onto the Cote de Goose Eye, and Craddock set-about his charge to the finish. Being the strongest of the early break-away, had gained over four minutes by the top of the climb.

Bibby over the Cote de Scapegoat

Joined by Edet, the two-some went through the first sprint of the day in Ilkley before reaching the penultimate climb, the Cote de Cow and Calf. Everyone-else had been consumed by the peloton. A small dig by IAM Cycling’s Sondre Holst Enger neutralised the final one second bonus before local lad Joshua Edmundson, Team GB charged up the climb. The lead now reduced to under three minutes.

 

Edet took the final climb, the Cote de Chevin and Craddock the final bonus three seconds in Arthington.

 

This was the last chance for any would-be assailants to challenge Nordhaug, and Sanchez tried his best for the up-hill sprint and one bonus second on-offer.

 

The final dice was rolled when Hermans set-about his time trial to the finish-line. With little under ten kilometres to-go, Sky kept the chase pace high, but no-one had anything else to give. Hermans caught Craddock with only five kilometres remaining, and held his-own right up to the line.

 

The chasing bunch where only one-hundred meters behind, and team-mate Van Avermaet took the glory. Nordhaug had saw the bonus points eaten-up, and rolled-over in sixth place. His team-mates that had kept him safe all-day, were just off the back of the bunch. Craddock who had been away most of the day with Edet, lost only a minute or so, in twenty-second place.

 

Setting the pace, Sky protect Nordhaug's lead...

 

Climbs Classification – Stage 3

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Hole Firth – 40Km

 

Bibby, Edet, McLaughlin, Janse Van Rensburg.

 

Scapegoat – 55.5Km

 

Bibby, McLaughlin, Edet, Janse Van Rensburg.

 

Hebden Bridge – 95Km

 

Bibby, Edet, McLaughlin, Janse Van Rensburg.

 

Goose Eye – 110Km

 

Craddock, Edet, McLaughlen, Bibby.

 

Cow & Calf – 131.5Km

 

Edet, Craddock, Edmondson, Rosskopf.

 

Chevin – 143Km

 

Edet, Craddock, Deignan, Lopez Garcia.

 

Points Classification – Stage 3

 

Ilkley – 129.5Km

 

Craddock, Edet, Enger.

 

Arthington – 151.5Km

 

Craddock, Edet, Nordhaug.

 

Arrive – 167Km

 

Hermans, Van Avermaet, Simon, Sanchez, Duijn, Nordhaug, Kirsch, Sprengers, Kruijswijk, Voeckler.

 

Tour De Yorkshire 2015 Winner, Team Sky's Lars-Petter Nordhaug

Stage Result: Wakefield to Leeds – 167 Kms, 4:27.22 Hrs, Ave Sp 37.477 Kmph.

 

Pl Dos Name Team  Nat Bonus P Time 
1 33 HERMANS Ben BMC BEL B:10″   00″
2 31 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC BEL B:06″   09″
3 91 SIMON Julien COF FRA B:04″  
4 36 SANCHEZ Samuel BMC ESP    
5 103 DUIJN Huub ROP NED    
6 16 NORDHAUG Lars-Petter SKY NOR B:01″  
7 113 KIRSCH Alex CLT LUX    
8 65 SPRENGERS Thomas TSV BEL    
9 41 KRUIJSWIJK Steven TLJ NED    
10 71 VOECKLER Thomas EUC FRA    
11 81 CUMMINGS Stephen MTN GBR    
12 35 ROSSKOPF Joseph BMC USA    
13 175 LAMPIER Steven RAL GBR    
14 135 HANDLEY Richard JLT GBR    
15 146 ROWSELL Erick MGT GBR    
16 114 LARSSON Gustav CLT SWE    
17 123 DAVIES Scott GBR GBR    
18 97 ROSSETTO Stéphane COF FRA    
19 13 DEIGNAN Philip SKY IRL     16″
20 15 LOPEZ GARCIA David SKY ESP     31″
21 94 EDET Nicolas COF FRA B:04″   39″
22 22 CRADDOCK Lawson TGA USA B:06″   01’19”
23 124 EDMONDSON Joshua GBR GBR     04’03”
24 162 BIALOBLOCKI Marcin ONE POL     05’35”
25 111 DOWNING Russell CLT GBR    
26 61 DECLERCQ Tim TSV BEL    
27 67 VAN SPEYBROUCK Pieter TSV BEL    
28 55 REYNES Vicente IAM ESP     05’38”
29 52 DEGAND Thomas IAM BEL    
30 56 SCHELLING Patrick IAM SUI    
31 44 ROOSEN Timo TLJ NED    
32 173 DOMAGALSKI Karol RAL POL    
33 98 TURGIS Anthony COF FRA    
34 95 HARDY Romain COF FRA    
35 143 MCLAUGHLIN James MGT GBR    
36 136 HOUSE Kristian JLT GBR    
37 27 VAN DER HAAR Lars TGA NED    
38 17 PUCCIO Salvatore SKY ITA    
39 78 QUEMENEUR Perrig EUC FRA
40 75 GAUTIER Cyril EUC FRA
41 156 MC EVOY Jonathan NPC GBR
42 1 WIGGINS Bradley WGN GBR
43 141 HOLOHAN Liam MGT GBR
44 32 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre BMC LUX 08’21”
45 54 PELLAUD Simon IAM SUI
46 148 STEWART Tom MGT GBR
47 68 VERGAERDE Otto TSV BEL
48 46 VAN DER LIJKE Nick TLJ NED
49 104 GROENEWEGEN Dylan ROP NED
50 66 STEELS Stijn TSV BEL

 

Top Three Podium, Voeckler, Nordhaug, Sanchez

General Classification:

 

1 16 NORDHAUG Lars-Petter          SKY    NOR   12h47’56” 00″

2 36 SANCHEZ Samuel                    BMC   ESP     12h48’07” 11″

3 71 VOECKLER Thomas                 EUC    FRA    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

4 97 ROSSETTO Stéphane                COF    FRA    12h48’09” 13″

5 13 DEIGNAN Philip                       SKY    IRL     12h48’20” 24″

6 33 HERMANS Ben                         BMC   BEL    12h49’01” 01’05”

7 31 VAN AVERMAET Greg           BMC   BEL    12h49’11” 01’15”

8 146 ROWSELL Erick                     MGT   GBR    12h49’17” 01’21”

9 103 DUIJN Huub                            ROP    NED    12h49’23” 01’27”

10 135 HANDLEY Richard              JLT      GBR    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

11 81 CUMMINGS Stephen              MTN   GBR    12h49’26” 01’30”

12 123 DAVIES Scott                       GBR    GBR    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

13 15 LOPEZ GARCIA David         SKY    ESP     12h49’48” 01’52”

14 91 SIMON Julien                           COF    FRA    12h50’24” 02’28”

15 65 SPRENGERS Thomas                         TSV     BEL    12h50’28” 02’32”

16 35 ROSSKOPF Joseph                  BMC   USA    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

17 113 KIRSCH Alex                        CLT     LUX    12h50’34” 02’38”

18 175 LAMPIER Steven                  RAL    GBR    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

19 114 LARSSON Gustav                 CLT     SWE    12h50’36” 02’40”

20 98 TURGIS Anthony                    COF    FRA    12h54’44” 06’48”

21 94 EDET Nicolas                           COF    FRA    12h55’41” 07’45”

22 124 EDMONDSON Joshua          GBR    GBR    12h55’46” 07’50”

23 111 DOWNING Russell               CLT     GBR    12h55’54” 07’58”

24 17 PUCCIO Salvatore                   SKY    ITA     12h55’57” 08’01”

25 78 QUEMENEUR Perrig              EUC    FRA    12h56’00” 08’04”

26 173 DOMAGALSKI Karol          RAL    POL    12h56’03” 08’07”

27 67 VAN SPEYBROUCK Pieter   TSV     BEL    12h57’12” 09’16”

28 162 BIALOBLOCKI Marcin        ONE    POL    ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘

29 61 DECLERCQ Tim                     TSV     BEL    12h57’18” 09’22”

30 27 VAN DER HAAR Lars           TGA    NED    12h57’21” 09’25”

Jersey Holders, Nicholas Edet, Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Ian Bibby

Dimension Data Combativity Award          Ian Bibby                           NFTO

Yorkshire Bank Points Overall                     Lars Petter Nordhaug     Sky

P&O Best Climber Overall                            Nicolas Edet                      Cofidis

Best Team Overall                                          Team Sky

 

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