Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) won stage four at the Tour de Yorshire, with Greg van Avermaet (BMC) winning the general classification. Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias) finished second overall, with Team Dimension Data’s Serge Pauwels rounding off the podium. The last stage at the Tour de Yorkshire ran from Halifax to Leeds. With a parcours stage ahead, it was going to be a key stage in deciding the GC. The stage winner, Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) was the break of the day and held his nerve to solo to victory. In a pulsating battle for the podium places Greg van Avermaet (BMC) finished second, and thus ensured that he.
Elia Viviani (Quickstep) doubled up by winning his 2nd stage in succession at the Giro d’Italia. Sascha Modolo (EF-Education First) was 2nd and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished 3rd. The 3rd stage of the Giro d’Italia and the final stage in Israel, took the peloton from Be’er Sheva through the desert to Eliat. It was a long stage at 229km in distance and the threat of crosswinds made it an interesting stage. 3 riders made the early break of the day, but over such a distance, the sprint teams were easily able to keep control of the gap. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka looked to save energy.
Here’s a collection of images from stage one to three from the Tour of Yorkshire..