Tour de Yorkshire
Stage 1: Beverley to Settle - Stage Details

2016 Tour Down Under stage winner Caleb Ewan sprinted to second place on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today after strong work by ORICA-GreenEDGE in the closing kilometres of the race.

A cold, wet and windy day unfolded over the North Yorkshire dales with a breakaway of six riders ahead for most of the day. ORICA-GreenEDGE began to take control at the head of the peloton in the final third with Paris-Roubaix champion Mathew Hayman and Dane Chris Juul-Jensen riding hard and protecting Ewan.

Ewan was boxed in going into the final kilometre and it looked like there was no way out until the 21-year old burst through a small gap to finish in second place just behind stage winner Dylan Groenwengen (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Sport director Matt Wilson was pleased with the team’s performance.

“The day went really well for us today,” said Wilson. “The whole team rode a fantastic race but it didn’t go our way in the final.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 5:09:11
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
4 Thomas Boudat (FRA) - Direct Energie ST
5 Danny van Poppel (NED) - Team Sky ST
6 Floris Gerts (NED) - BMC Racing Team ST
7 Christopher Lawless (GBR) - JLT Condor ST
8 Karol Domagalski (POL) - ONE Pro Cycling ST
9 Dion Smith (NZL) - ONE Pro Cycling ST
10 Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
12 Magnus Cort (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
13 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
51 Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
85 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:36
88 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:11
111 King Lok Cheung (HKG) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:43
112 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:43