Tour de Yorkshire #3: Tiller powers to 4th but rues missed chance

Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire saw Rasmus Tiller narrowly miss out on the podium as he sprinted to fourth place on the seafront finish in Scarborough.

The Norwegian neo-pro, along with Tom-Jelte Slagter, managed to get themselves into the definitive move of the day in the 132km stage as they both finished in a front group of 17 riders.

The stage was won by Alexander Kamp (Riwal) with Chris (Lawless (Team Ineos) and Greg van Avermaet (CCC) in third.

He said

“I took Tom’s wheel in the last 500m and then I tried to jump onto Greg’s wheel. He then started the sprint and I was trying to follow him but I didn’t have the extra power to get around him and then I was a little bit boxed into the barrier and I didn’t have enough time to get around him again.

“Fourth in the end and I’m quite happy with my performance as I showed that I can be there in the end in a hilly stage like today.

“To be honest I’m happy with the performance but not the result. I had a huge chance to win so for sure it was a bit disappointing but hopefully I’ll be able to take the chance the next time I get one.” – Rasmus Tiller