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Van Avermaet claims Tour de Yorkshire title

(Reuters) – Belgian Greg van Avermaet gained the Excursion de Yorkshire after the BMC rider clinched the whole lead on the finish of the overall level in Leeds on Sunday.

The fourth level was once gained by means of France’s Stephane Rossetto on the finish of an outstanding 174-km breakaway, 120 of them solo.

Van Avermaet, whose season has been underneath par, got here house 2nd, 37 seconds off the tempo after losing in a single day chief Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark.

General, he beat Spain’s Eduard Prades Reverter by means of 9 seconds and protecting champion Serge Pauwels of Belgium, who ended up 14 seconds off the tempo.

The riders began in Beverley on Thursday and traveled round Yorkshire prior to concluding on the Headrow in Leeds.

Reporting by means of Julien Pretot, modifying by means of Pritha Sarkar

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