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Pauwels wins the Tour de Yorkshire with final stage victory

Serge Pauwels won the third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, taking victory on the third-and-final stage to cap a fine team display that saw Dimension Data finish with a one-two on the stage and GC through Omar Fraile.

With four short-but-tough climbs in the final 20 kilometres of the run from Bradford to Sheffield, the strongest contenders began to emerge, and Jacques Ranse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data) put the group into difficulty on the Cote de Wigtwizzle, teeing up an attack from Pauwels over the top. The Belgian extended his advantage to half a minute over the climbs of Ewden Height and Midhopestones as Fraile marked moves, disrupted pace and generally gave a textbook demonstration of how to race behind a solo teammate.

So strong was Fraile, he was the only rider in the thinning chase group of eight riders strong enough to make it across to Pauwels after the final climb, and it was almost cruel the way he left them behind and joined up with his teammate inside the final two kilometres.

From there the victory was in the bag, with a lead of around 10 seconds, but the question was which one of them would be taking it. Fraile quickly informed Pauwels he wouldn't be getting in the way, and the two riders raised their arms in unison as they crossed the line.

"Omar has been a fantastic roommate this week, he's a great guy, he basically gave me the victory today. That makes him a great person," said Pauwels in his television interview after the stage.

Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie) won the dash for third place from the group of seven several seconds later, clinching third overall, one second behind Fraile and seven behind Pauwels, who took 10 bonus seconds for the stage win.

Also in the select group were Brent Bookwallter (BMC Racing), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky), Maurits Lammertink (LottoNL-Jumbo), Matthew Holmes (Madison Genesis), Mark Christian (Aqua Blue Sport), and Lennard Hofstede (Delko Marseille).

"This was above all a team performance," Pauwels said. "We had Bernie Eisel pulling all day for us, then it was up to me, Jacques, and Omar to be up there in the final. There was a bit of hesitation after the first climb, so I chose the right moment to try and jump, then I had Omar and Jacques doing a fantastic job behind me.

"I didn't know a lot. Once I got 25 seconds I had [directeur sportif] Roger Hammond telling me I wasn't allowed to look behind. I tried to time trial for the last 10 kilometres and I didn't look behind. It was only at the last moment I saw an Enve wheel next to me, but it was only Omar. It's fantastic to get the win with a team performance."


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data4:57:47
2Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data
3Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:06
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
5Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:00:08
6Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
7Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis
8Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
9Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb
10Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:23
11Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:32
12Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
13Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:50
14Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport
15Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
16Jacques Willem Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
17Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:22
18Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
19Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
20Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:25
21Ian Bibby (GBr) JLT Condor0:01:43
22Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
23Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
24Thomas Stewart (GBr) One Pro Cycling
25Richard Handley (GBr) Madison Genesis
26Max Stedman (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
27Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
28Ben O'connor (Aus) Dimension Data
29Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:53
30Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great Britain0:03:00
31Hayden Mccormick (NZl) One Pro Cycling0:04:07
32Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team
33Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
34Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor
35Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
36Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie
37Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
38Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
39Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:04:56
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:05:53
41Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:05:57
42Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:05:58
43Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin0:06:44
44Joey Walker (GBr) Great Britain
45Adam Hartley (GBr) Great Britain
46Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data
47Adrià Moreno Sala (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC
48Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
49Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-Scott
50Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
51Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
52Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
53Joshua Hunt (GBr) One Pro Cycling
54Jack Pullar (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
55Connor Swift (GBr) Madison Genesis
56Adam Kenway (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
57Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor
58Ryan Perry (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
59Alex Frame (NZl) JLT Condor
60Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
61Steve Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor
62Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis
63Kamil Gradek (Pol) One Pro Cycling
64Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
65Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
66Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC0:09:32
67Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott0:09:40
68Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
69Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC0:09:44
70Jacob Hennessy (GBr) Great Britain0:10:28
71Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain
72Robert Partridge (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
73Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
74Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
75Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
76Chris Opie (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
77Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
78Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
79Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
80Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Madison Genesis
81Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
82Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:11:46
83Kristian House (GBr) One Pro Cycling
84Tristan Robbins (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
85James Gullen (GBr) JLT Condor
86Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:13:37
87Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
88Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
89Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott
90Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie
91Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
92Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
93Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team
94Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport
95James Knox (GBr) Great Britain0:13:43
96Steele Von Hoff (Aus) One Pro Cycling0:17:28
97Harry Tanfield (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon0:18:10
98Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
99Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
100Jonathan Diebben (GBr) Team Sky
DNFFraser Martin (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
DNFMatthew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis
DNFTobyn Horton (GBr) Madison Genesis
DNFErick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis
DNFJenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
DNFBrenton Jones (Aus) JLT Condor
DNFAdam Blythe (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFEtienne Van Empel (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
DNFJames Lowsley Williams (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
DNFRory Townsend (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
DNFPeter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling
DNFMartijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
DNFTony Hurel (Fra) Direct Energie
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
DNFMathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott
DNFMatthew Brammeier (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport
DNFMatthew Bostock (GBr) Great Britain
DNFMark Mcnally (GBr) Great Britain
DNFIan Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
DNFChristian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
DNFNacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFClement Venturini (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFDanny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky
DNSMartijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
DNSRoger Kluge (Ger) Orica-Scott
DNSSteven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
DNSKarol Domagalski (Pol) One Pro Cycling

Sprint 1 - 108.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott5pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3
3Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis1

Sprint 2 - 175km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie5pts
2Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data3
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie1

Finish Line - 194.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data15pts
2Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data12
3Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie9
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team7
5Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky6
6Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin5
7Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis4
8Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport3
9Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb2
10Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team1

KOM 1 - 64.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij4pts
2Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon2
3Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling1

KOM 2 - 76km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij4pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) One Pro Cycling2
3Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon1

KOM 3 - 83.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon4pts
2Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij2
3Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis1

KOM 4 - 98.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij4pts
2Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon2
3Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott1

KOM 5 - 178.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team4pts
2Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data2
3Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport1

KOM 6 - 183km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data4pts
2Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport2
3Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data1

KOM 7 - 185.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data4pts
2Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2
3Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data1

KOM 8 - 189.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data4pts
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2
3Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data1

Most Combative Rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon

Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data11:53:04
2Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Dimension Data0:00:06
3Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:07
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:18
5Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:00:20
6Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
7Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
8Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
9Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb
10Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:35
11Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:44
12Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
13Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:01:02
14Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
15Jacques Willem Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
16Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
17Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:01:34
18Robert Kišerlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin
19Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
20Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:01:55
21Thomas Stewart (GBr) One Pro Cycling
22Ben O'connor (Aus) Dimension Data
23Max Stedman (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
24Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
25Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
26Richard Handley (GBr) Madison Genesis
27Ian Bibby (GBr) JLT Condor
28Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:57
29Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:05
30Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great Britain0:03:12
31Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie0:04:18
32Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:04:19
33Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
34Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
35Andrew Fenn (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport
36Hayden Mccormick (NZl) One Pro Cycling
37Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb0:05:08
38Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:42
39Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie0:06:05
40Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:06:10
41Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data0:06:56
42Alex Frame (NZl) JLT Condor
43Ryan Perry (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
44Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
45Adam Kenway (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC
46Brian Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
47Adam Hartley (GBr) Great Britain
48Adrià Moreno Sala (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC
49Jeremy Cornu (Fra) Direct Energie
50Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin
51Joshua Hunt (GBr) One Pro Cycling
52Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb0:07:02
53Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data0:07:30
54Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:07:47
55Joey Walker (GBr) Great Britain0:07:49
56Steve Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor0:08:07
57Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:08:38
58Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica-Scott0:08:45
59Jack Pullar (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon0:08:50
60Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:14
61Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott0:09:40
62Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie
63Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky0:09:52
64Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC0:09:56
65Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis0:09:58
66Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:10:30
67Chris Opie (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon0:10:36
68Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:10:38
69Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Madison Genesis0:10:39
70Jacob Hennessy (GBr) Great Britain0:10:40
71Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
72Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain
73Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
74Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
75Robert Partridge (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
76Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:52
77Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:11:03
78Connor Swift (GBr) Madison Genesis0:11:25
79Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:11:56
80Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:13:49
81Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
82James Knox (GBr) Great Britain0:13:55
83Romain Guillemois (Fra) Direct Energie0:15:33
84Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:15:46
85Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:15:52
86Kamil Gradek (Pol) One Pro Cycling0:15:53
87James Gullen (GBr) JLT Condor0:16:27
88Steele Von Hoff (Aus) One Pro Cycling0:17:40
89Jonathan Diebben (GBr) Team Sky0:18:22
90Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon
91Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC0:18:24
92Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport0:18:47
93Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott0:18:53
94Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:19:01
95Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:19:33
96Tristan Robbins (GBr) Team Raleigh GAC0:20:43
97Kristian House (GBr) One Pro Cycling0:22:33
98Miles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:22:34
99Harry Tanfield (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon0:22:51
100Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin0:31:48

Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott24pts
2Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie23
3Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo22
4Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data18
5Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data12
6Kamil Gradek (Pol) One Pro Cycling10
7Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data10
8Chris Opie (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon9
9Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC8
10Harry Tanfield (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon8
11Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team7
12Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis6
13Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky6
14Christopher Lawless (GBr) Great Britain6
15Steele Von Hoff (Aus) One Pro Cycling6
16Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin5
17Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb4
18Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij4
19Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport3
20Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3
21Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM3
22Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb2
23Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin2
24Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team1
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie1
26Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC1
27Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis1
28Connor Swift (GBr) Madison Genesis1
29James Gullen (GBr) JLT Condor1

Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij14pts
2Dexter Gardias (GBr) Bike Channel Canyon9
3Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data8
4Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data6
5Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team4
6Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie4
7James Gullen (GBr) JLT Condor4
8Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport4
9Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data3
10Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport3
11Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2
12Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2
13Connor Swift (GBr) Madison Genesis2
14Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM2
15Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Madison Genesis1
16Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Team Raleigh GAC1

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