Big Finish For BMC Racing Team At Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds, Great Britain - Ben Hermans led a 1-2-4 finish by the BMC Racing Team on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire Sunday while teammate Samuel Sánchez was runner-up overall in the inaugural edition of the British race. Hermans attacked the peloton with nine kilometers left, passed breakaway rider Lawson Craddock (Team Giant-Alpecin) with five kilometers to go, and had time to freewheel … [Read more...]

Hofland Wins In Yorkshire To End Lotto NL Dry Spell

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN York, United Kingdom, May 2, 2015 (AFP) - Dutchman Moreno Hofland earnt his Lotto NL team's first victory of the year as he won the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday, and was then mistaken for Jose Mourinho. With the peloton shorn of German sprint star Marcel Kittel and British hope Ben Swift, Hofland took the tape following 174km from … [Read more...]

Team Sky Nordhaug Wins Opening Tour de Yorkshire Stage

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Scarborough, United Kingdom, May 1, 2015 (AFP) - Neither Bradley Wiggins nor any other Brit managed to light up the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Friday but British team Sky did triumph through Lars-Petter Nordhaug. The Norwegian outsprinted a pair of Frenchmen to the line at the end of the 174km run from Bridlington to Scarborough as Thomas … [Read more...]

Wiggins The Star Attraction At The Tour de Yorkshire


By Barnaby CHESTERMAN York, United Kingdom, April 30, 2015 (AFP) - Olympic and world timetrial champion Bradley Wiggins will make his debut for his new WIGGINS team at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire this weekend. The 2012 Tour de France winner brought to a close his road career with Team Sky earlier this month when finishing 18th at Paris-Roubaix. He had decided to return … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Looks To Do Better In Yorkshire

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Yorkshire will outdo London as a Tour de France departure venue when the world's greatest cycle race begins in Leeds on Saturday, sprint king Mark Cavendish said on Thursday. The former world champion is hoping to win the opening stage which ends in Harrowgate, where his mother was born, and pull on the yellow jersey for the first time. … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2014 To Start In Yorkshire

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PARIS, Dec 14, 2012 (AFP) - The start of the 2014 Tour de France will begin in the northern English county of Yorkshire, organisers of cycling's most prestigious and grueling race announced on Friday. "The Tour de France 2014 Grand Départ will take place in Yorkshire... !!!" they said on @tourdefrance, their official account on the micro-blogging site Twitter, linking to a photograph of … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Bids For 2016 Tour de France Depart

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LONDON, July 9, 2012 (AFP) - The English county of Yorkshire is aiming to host the opening stages or 'Grand Depart' of the 2016 Tour de France. The world's most famous cycle race, and one of France's greatest sporting events, the Tour has started abroad several times and this year got underway in Liege, Belgium. Five years ago it began in England for the first time with a prologue … [Read more...]

English County In ‘Advanced’ Tour de France Talks

LONDON, May 28, 2011 (AFP) - Yorkshire, England's biggest county, said Saturday its bid to host the opening stages of the Tour de France was being positively viewed by the organising committee. The Welcome to Yorkshire tourism agency confirmed it was in "advanced talks" to bring the Grand Depart of the 2016 tour to the northern county. The opening two days of the race are held in a … [Read more...]