2016 Paris Roubaix champion Mathew Hayman animated the breakaway on a difficult final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today with ORICA-SCOTT teammate Caleb Ewan producing a strong ride in the leaders jersey to seal victory in the points classification.
A challenging final stage that included eight categorised climbs unfolded with Hayman getting into the right move early on, to ensure that Ewan was protected in the peloton and given every chance of holding on to the green points jersey.
Hayman and his companions stayed away for some 120kilometres before the front of the race came back together ahead of the final, undulating circuits around Sheffield with Serge Pauwels (Dimension-Data) eventually taking the stage win and overall victory.
“It was another great performance from the team today,” said sport director Dave McPartland. “We were really motivated to do well and respect the leaders jersey by riding positively. Mathew Hayman was attentive early on and rode hard in the breakaway which gave Caleb the opportunity to hold onto the points jersey.”
|1||Serge Pauwels (BEL) - Dimension Data||11:53:04|
|2||Omar Fraile Matarranz (SPA) - Dimension Data||0:00:06|
|3||Jonathan Hivert (FRA) - Direct Energie||0:00:07|
|4||Brent Bookwalter (USA) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:18|
|5||Matthew Holmes (GBR) - Madison Genesis||0:00:20|
|6||Maurits Lammertink (NED) - Katusha-Alpecin||0:00:20|
|7||Mark Christian (GBR) - Aqua Blue Sport||0:00:20|
|8||Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) - Team Sky||0:00:20|
|9||Lennard Hofstede (NED) - Team Sunweb||0:00:20|
|10||Joseph Rosskopf (USA) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:35|
|58||Mitch Docker (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:08:45|
|61||Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:09:40|
|93||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:18:53|