Voeckler clinches Tour de Yorkshire win

Thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler was third in last year’s inaugural Tour de Yorkshire

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler clinched overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire by winning the third and final stage at Scarborough.

The Direct Energie rider took advantage of a lapse in concentration from Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche to beat the Irishman in a sprint finish.

Roche was also second in the overall standings, six seconds behind Voeckler.

Bury’s Adam Yates (Orica) was Britain’s highest finisher, as he was third in the stage and fourth overall.

More to follow.

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