Tour de Yorkshire - Race Overview

2015 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian winner Adam Yates sprinted to third place for ORICA-GreenEDGE on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today finishing fourth on the overall general classification. 

The result was hard earned by the 23-year-old British rider after a long and arduous stage that included five categorised climbs and saw the race split apart many times before the finish. Yates missed out on third overall by only one second in what proved to be a close run three-day race.

Yates and teammate Chris Juul Jensen made it into the final selection after attacks came thick and fast on the final climbs of the last stage.

Sport director Matt Wilson was happy with the team’s performance throughout the race.

“He produced a great effort to finish third on the day and fourth overall. The team has performed well over the course the course of the race."

Read the full final report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Thomas Voeckler (FRA) - Direct Energie 13:05:16
2 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky 0:00:06
3 Anthony Turgis (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:16
4 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:17
5 Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:21
6 Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) - Team Sky 0:00:52
7 Gianni Moscon (ITA) - Team Sky 0:00:53
8 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:13
9 Serge Pauwels (BEL) - Dimension Data 0:01:20
10 Dion Smith (NZL) - ONE Pro Cycling 0:01:21
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:17
16 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:21
29 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:44
50 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:09
83 Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:52
85 King Lok Cheung (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:28:51