Max Walscheid nabs stage three at Tour de Yorkshire

Max Walscheid tour de yorkshire 2018

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):

1Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb)

4:10:27

2Magnus Cort (Astana)

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3Ion Aberasturi (Euskadi-Murias)

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4Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept)

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5Robert-Jon McCarthy (JLT Condor)

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6Connor Swift (Madison Genesis)

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7Mike Teunissen (Team Sunweb)

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8Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

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9Emils Liepins (One Pro Cycling)

+11”

10Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)

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General classification after stage 3:

1Magnus Cort (Astana)

11:44:02

2Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

+10”

3Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias)

+12”

4Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)

+21”

5Robert Kiserlovski (Katusha-Alpecin)

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6Brent Bookwalter (BMC)

+27”

7Steff Cras (Katusha-Alpecin)

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8Etienne van Empel (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)

+29”

9Ian Bibby (JLT Condor)

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10Patrick Bevin (BMC)

+39”

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