Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Stage 4

Cycling

ByTheMinCycle

Ahead of live coverage Tim grabbed some of the riders for quick chats at the start line in Halifax. First up, Greg Van Avermaet:

Ben Swift:

Tom Pidcock:

Mike Cuming:

Race leader Magnus Cort Nielsen:

A quick snippet from Adam Blythe:

And lastly, surprise stage 1 victor Harry Tanfield:

Right, wow, @TimBonvilleGinn here, it's been a crazy start for me. The 2 man break has nearly 2 mins to a chase group that includes Chavanel and Bookwalter. Stedman and Rossetto up the road. This is looking dangerous for Magnus Cort Nielsen and his blue leaders jersey. Stedman attacks Rossetto but Rossetto doesn't want the climbs, hes level on points with Cuming now.

138km to go, 3'46" gap to the peloton and a chase about 2 mins back. Just peaks Barden Moor, already done Hebden Bridge, Haworth and Goose Eye!

Astana need to be careful. This could be the race lost if the chase group get to Rossetto and Stedman. 133km to go with a 4'22" gap.