Max Walscheid sprints to stage three victory in Tour de Yorkshire

first_imgShare via Email Chris Froome refuses to press panic button after finding safety in peloton Max Walscheid won stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough as Magnus Cort Nielsen retained the overall lead.Team Sunweb’s Walscheid won in a sprint finish after the peloton thwarted a late breakaway attempt by the Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel of Direct-Energie with the finish line almost in sight. Read more Share on Facebook Tour de Yorkshire Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Topics Cycling … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Astana’s Cort Nielsen, who took the overall lead with victory on the summit finish of the Cow and Calf on Friday, finished second to retain the leader’s blue jersey.Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data did not contest the sprint having been left in a group dropped late in the 181km stage from Richmond.Nielsen’s second place means the Dane leads the general classification by 10 seconds from the Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet going into Sunday’s final stage.Nielsen said he began the weekend eyeing this stage rather than Friday’s but was happy to emerge safe and sound and in the blue jersey after being caught in the huge crash which marred last year’s finish into Scarborough.“I knew today would be a good day and I thought it was maybe the day where I had the biggest chance,” he said. “I’m really happy with second, especially because last year I crashed in the sprint on this stage and broke a collarbone and a couple of ribs. It’s really nice to get back in one piece and to have a result on this finish.” news Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img

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