The Tour de Yorkshire comes back to the dales again
This time around the second stage of the tour (which took place on Saturday 29th April 2017) started out from Tadcaster in the Vale of York taking in Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Lofthouse in Nidderdale before climbing over the moors and down on in to Masham and Ripon in lower Wensleydale to finish the day in Harrogate, the stage being won by the French racer Nacer Bouhanni of team Cofidis.
As in previous years of the Tour de Yorkshire there was also a women's race, this time being won by the county’s very own Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead), who comes from Otley!
The third stage of the tour (which took place on Sunday 30th April 2017) started out from the city of Bradford in the heart of Bronte Country before heading back in to the Yorkshire Dales area this time taking in Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, Grassington and Skipton before heading back in to Bronte Country and then down in to South Yorkshire for a final finish in Fox Valley at Stocksbridge near Sheffield.
The stage was won by Serge Pauwels riding for Dimension Data, who was also overall winner of the three day event.
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[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia - April 2017.]