photo credits @ Tour de Yorkshire/Twitter
Lars Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) claimed the opening stage of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire today, after emerging as the fastest rider from a late breakaway group of five riders, to beat Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) in a sprint finish in Scarborough.
Nordhaug now heads the overall classification by 4 seconds over Voeckler, and 6 seconds over Rossetto.
Meanwhile, Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) abandoned the race at the 100 kilometer mark, due to illness.
Stage 1 Results
NOR 1 NORDHAUG, Lars Petter (SKY) 4:22:28
FRA 2 VOECKLER, Thomas (EUROPCAR)
FRA 3 ROSSETTO, Stéphane (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS)
ESP 4 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, Samuel (BMC RACING)
IRL 5 DEIGNAN, Philip (SKY)
FRA 6 TURGIS, Anthony (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) + 1:08
BEL 7 VAN AVERMAET, Greg (BMC RACING) + 1:10
GBR 8 ROWSELL, Erick (MADISON GENESIS)
GBR 9 HANDLEY, Richard (JLT CONDOR)
NED 10 DUIJN, Huub (TEAM ROOMPOT)
General Classification after Stage 1
NOR 1 NORDHAUG, Lars Petter (SKY) 0
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