5.04.2015

Tour of Yorkshire 3: Sealed

Embedded image permalinkBen Hermans:
"Fortunately, today was a good dayI had a hard moment on second-to-last KOM (king of the mountain) when it started to rain. But then I felt better and attacked. We wanted to make the race hard for the last couple of climbs and then some other teams would attack, or maybe I would attack. But I did not feel quite good enough to attack and still go with the good guys. So we stayed together. I think everyone was a little bit dead at that moment."

Embedded image permalinkLars Petter Nordhaug:
"For me it wasn't so difficult but for my team-mates they were riding really hard. It was amazing how strong they were. We were in control all day and I felt very strong, I had confidence all the way and I did not hesitate at all. It was a fantastic day.
"It was a good start for the race and today it was just amazing. From start to finish there were huge crowds."

Samuel Sánchez:
"Second in the GC (general classification) and Ben winning the stage is a fantastic result for us. The final 35 kilometers we had aggressive tactics. It was nice to do so well in this new race that had so many people out to watch."

RESULTS
STAGE

1 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing 4:27:22
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing 0:00:09
3 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
4 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Esp) BMC Racing
5 Huub Duijn (Ned) Team Roompot
6 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky
7 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling
8 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
9 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Lotto NL- Jumbo
10 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Europcar
GC
1 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 12:47:56
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Esp) BMC Racing 0:00:11
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Europcar
4 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:13
5 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky 0:00:24
6 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing 0:01:05
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing 0:01:15
8 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis 0:01:21
9 Huub Duijn (Ned) Team Roompot 0:01:27
10 Richard Handley (GBr) JLT Condor
11 Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:30
12 Scott Davies (GBr) Great Britain
13 David Lopez Garcia (Esp) Team Sky 0:01:52
14 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:28
15 Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:02:32
16 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing
17 Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:02:38
18 Steven Lampier (GBr) Raleigh
19 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro Cycling 0:02:40
20 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:48

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