Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) won stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire in an exciting sprint finish in Scarborough. Overall leader, Magnus Cort (Astana) followed his stage win yesterday with second place today.
Jon Aberasturi (Euskadi-Murias) crossed the line third as Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) did not contest the sprint having been left in a group distanced late in the 181km stage from Richmond.
Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) was the first to launch after being dropped off by his lead out, but he couldn’t stop Cort Nielsen and Walscheid battling right up to the line.
Cort second place means the Dane leads the general classification by 10 seconds from Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet (BMC) going into Sunday’s final stage.
Tour de Yorkshire 2018 – stage 3 results (Richmond – Scarborough):
|1||Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb)|
|2||Magnus Cort (Astana)|
|3||Ion Aberasturi (Euskadi-Murias)|
|4||Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept)|
|5||Robert-Jon McCarthy (JLT Condor)|
|6||Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)|
|7||Mike Teunissen (Team Sunweb)|
|8||Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)|
|9||Emils Liepins (One Pro Cycling)|
|10||Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)|
General classification after stage 3:
|1||Magnus Cort (Astana)|
|2||Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)|
|3||Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias)|
|4||Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)|
|5||Robert Kiserlovski (Katusha-Alpecin)|
|6||Brent Bookwalter (BMC)|
|7||Steff Cras (Katusha-Alpecin)|
|8||Etienne van Empel (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)|
|9||Ian Bibby (JLT Condor)|
|10||Patrick Bevin (BMC)|