Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Stage 3

Cycling

ByTheMinCycle

BMC take control of the peloton up the Silpho! Is this to harden up the race?? Max Stedman had a puncture at the bottom, he came 18th yesterday and will be pretty disappointed if he doesn't get back in.

Phil Bauhaus really doesn't like the hill he's out the back again. Oh as is Mark Cavendish! BMC really pushing it! McEvoy took Silpho which means Cuming keeps red for another day.

The Canyon Eisberg social media man here thought that it was Dexter Gardius who punctured, not Max Stedman. Unsure as we only saw a quick look at it. 48km to go. 1'08" gap now.

Okay I might start making my way down soon. The positioning is very different to the other stages. Hopefully it runs smoothly. 43km to go and the gap has tumbled! 36km to go! BMC are pushing this so so hard. The wind has played a role as has the Silpho. Mark Cavendish and Phil Bauhaus are way out the back. It looks like that's that for Cav and co. Harry Tanfield is in the main peloton!

Katusha and Canyon Eisberg join BMC on the front of this peloton. Cort Nielsen has to be the favourite out of this group? Tanfield is now being said to be out the back in the 2nd peloton. They should be able to bring this back though. So Bauhaus and Tanfield etc should get back.

So the peloton going through Scarborough now! Sunweb have nobody left! Ben Swift is in the front peloton. The break is somehow holding on at the moment. 38km to go.

Oh it is so so close! Rompot pulling it back together for Wouter Wippert. The break has about 13" gap.

Sunweb and Direct Energie also pulling it back. That is a big panic over for them.

Vital Concept drilling hard for Coquard! 29km to go!

Right I have a lovely view here! 26km to go, the break has been swallowed up. Cavendish will surely not contesting the finish. Unless I missed him getting back on.