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A few hours later Tanfield
While Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands produced a carbon copy of her victory here two years ago in the mass finish that decided the women’s race, the men’s event veered a long way from the script with the shock winner, Harry Tanfield, producing headshakes in the peloton as he gave Great Britain its first stage win in four editions.

After using her experience to avoid confusion in the final kilometre, Wild ended up in the blue Yorkshire leader’s jersey but she is adamant that the uphill finish on the Cow and Calf climb above Ilkley on Friday will not suit her and that she is only a temporary race leader; Tanfield is not a noted climber either and would probably say the same.
Wild’s memories of her win in this event two years ago stood her in good stead when several frontrunners followed a motorbike when it turned left into the race vehicle diversion instead of going right at the final roundabout with 800m to go. As others dodged through cones to get back on course, Wild’s team went to the front earlier than they expected, but she still sat pretty until the final crucial moment with all the sang-froid to be expected of a woman in her 15th racing season, heading inexorably for her 73rd race win.
The key instant came as South Parade veered gently Womens De'Vondre Campbell Jersey right in Womens Gary Carter Jersey the final 200m past the Town Fields. Here, the 2016 world champion, Amalie Diederiksen – the rider who deprived Wild of the gold medal in that year’s title in Qatar – was poised to lunge through a gap to Wild’s right, only for the 35-year-old to show her nous by moving briskly to close the door, leaving the young Dane with nowhere to go.
“I should have gone left not right,” Diederiksen said after finishing second, just ahead of the Briton Alice Barnes. “It was smart of her to close me against the barriers. It was not dangerous, if I’d been further in front it wouldn’t have been nice, but it was only part of my front wheel [overlapping].” Like several others, Diederiksen had to dodge the cones. “There were two motorbikes, one went left, one right, the front girls followed the wrong one.”
On Friday Wild will become a team rider working for Wiggle High5’s climbers Elisa Longo Borghini and Lisa Brennauer as the race heads for the hills around Otley and Pool in Wharfedale before the final two-kilometre climb on to the moors. It should also suit Great Britain’s Dani King, who had planned to target time bonuses on this flat stage, and landed four seconds which could prove useful in the final reckoning.
On the largely Womens Chase Headley Jersey flat roads of South Yorkshire, the stronger teams sat tight with Friday in mind, which left openings for the British squads. Trek-Drops sent Anna Christian ahead for the latter part of the stage while Jadan‑Weldtite team gambled by sending their junior Pfeiffer Georgi – currently the strongest under-18 woman in Europe – off from the gun. It was a move which netted the 17-year-old the only ranked climb of the day, and with it the Best Climber’s jersey, justifying her team’s presence in the race in just a few minutes.
A few hours later Tanfield, riding for the British Canyon-Eisberg team, produced the biggest upset this race has seen to date when he outsprinted five survivors of a half-dozen permitted five minutes’ lead in the expectation that the peloton would reel them in for a mass finish contested by the likes of Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift. But the group remained fully committed, with the Commonwealth Games time trial silver medallist Tanfield producing particularly long turns to keep the speed high. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys from china cheap nfl jerseys
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