Despite ongoing controversies relating to the funding of event organisers Welcome to Yorkshire in the light of a recently alleged expenses scandal and a new team sponsorship arrangement with Ineo (a company which is involved with fracking in Yorkshire) the fifth Tour de Yorkshire ran generally smoothly and has been hailed a resounding success.
Taking place over the bank holiday weekend on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2019 the four day event saw world class cycling competition return to the roads of South Yorkshire, the Vale of York, the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Coast and of course Bronte Country too.
Stage One of the men’s race was won by Jasper Asselman, Stage Two by Rick Zabel, Stage Three by Alexander Kamp, and Stage Four by Greg van Avermet, with Chris Lawless being crowned overall winner of the four day event.
Stage One of the women’s race was won by Lorena Wiebes, and Stage Two by Marianne Vos, with Marianne Vos being crowned overall winner of the two day event.
For more information please visit the Cycling News website at http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/mens-tour-de-yorkshire-2019/
[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia 6th May 2019.]