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Video highlights: Well timed move wins Tour de Yorkshire

Highlights of the action from stage three of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) went all in with an attack on the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, and it paid off as he crossed the line to win stage three and with it the overall.

His teammate Omar Fraile made the chasing group look silly when he rode clear and crossed the finish line in second, just behind Pauwels.

It wasn't just the exciting racing that stood out from the three days in Yorkshire but also the level on support on the roadside.

Local police forces have estimated that there were around one million people out on the roadside to watch the final stage, which ran from Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield.

Unlike the first two stages, the third and final was never going to end in a bunch sprint due to the number of brutal climbs, particularly in the closing kilometres.

Thomas Voeckler battling on stage three of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

Third in 2015 and the winner in 2016, Thomas Voeckler returned to the roads of Yorkshire for the final time ahead of his retirement later this season.

A crowd favourite wherever he goes, the veteran Frenchman turned himself inside out over the late climbs on stage three of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire but couldn't do enough to get back up to the front and defend his title.

The final podium of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. Photo: ASO

Video highlights: 2017 Tour de Yorkshire stage two

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) won the second stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire in a bunch kick on the streets of Harrogate. 

The Frenchman beat Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) into second place, which is where the young Australian had finished the day before.

The time bonuses for those two results were enough to move Ewan into the leader's jersey.

Video highlights: 2017 Tour de Yorkshire stage one

Dylan Groenewegen took the opening stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire with a powerful sprint, but the biggest talking point was the huge crash just a few riders behind the day's winner.

Many riders went down and not all will be able to start stage two as a result of their injuries.

A fair few bikes fell victim to the impact too, and a number of riders were forced to walk the final 100 metres carrying their broken machines.

Photo: Jack Elton-Walters

As a result of the stage win, Groenewegen will start stage two in the leader's jersey but he is not expected to finish the final stage on Sunday still in possession of it.

Saturday sees the women's race and stage two of the men's 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage two could end in a sprint again, but stage three is backloaded with testing climbs that will suit a much punchier rider.

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