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3rd Tour de Yorkshire 2017
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/1/2017
3rd Tour de Yorkshire 2017
 
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May 2, 2017

Serge Pauwels takes final stage and overall at the Tour of Yorkshire

Pauwels (Dimension Data) went one-two with teammate Omar Fraile on Stage 3 to claim his first Tour de Yorkshire crown in Stocksbridge

The Belgian had attacked on the final section and held off a determined chase that was hamstrung by some canny tactics by Fraile dominating the front of the chase group to prevent a chain-gang developing. With Pauwels lead looking secure Fraile attacked with a couple of kilometres to go to join him. It could have gone either way on the line but Fraile was content to hang back for Pauwels to take a well fought win.

Pauwels and Fraile ride to a one-two on stage and GC © Tour de Yorkshire/Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Stage and race winner Serge Pauwels said: “I’ve cycled all around the world and my favourite three crowds are for the Classics in Belgium, those in the Basque Country, and here in Yorkshire. “The support today was incredible. Over the winter my team wanted me to take part in the Tour de Romandie to warm up for the Tour de France but I said no, I want to do the Tour of Yorkshire. "I can’t believe I’ve won here. This is my first professional victory and I am a little surprised with myself because usually I prefer longer climbs. Today’s stage lent itself to a really explosive rider and there were no moments of respite. “Today’s stage was comparable to Liège-Bastogne-Liège but with perhaps even more people on the roadside.”

2017 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 - Bradford to Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - The top 3 in the Tour de Yorkshire Dimension Data's Omar Fraile, winner Serge Pauwels & Direct Energie's Jonathan Hivert. © Tour de Yorkshire/Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Huge Crowds on Stage 3 in Holmfirth © Tour de Yorkshire/Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com

Top Ten Stage Result:

1          Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 4:57:47           
2          Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data                 
3          Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie 0:00:06
4          Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team               
5          Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:08           
6          Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin              
7          Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis                  
8          Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport                        
9          Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb                      
10        Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:23

Final Standings

1          Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 11:53:04         
2          Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data 0:00:06   
3          Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie 0:00:07
4          Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:18 
5          Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis 0:00:20    
6          Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin              
7          Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport                        
8          Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky             
9          Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb                      
10        Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:35

Race Route 2017

Final Results

 




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