Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Stage 4

Cycling

ByTheMinCycle

Magnus Cort Nielsen is having to drill his group along himself. No help at all. 17km to go for Rossetto.

Now we've got the kick up to the final intermediate sprint, but it's steep, over 10% gradient! Another climb! This climb will work very well for Van Avermaet and BMC.

Oooh Rossetto is hurting so so much! Rossetto crosses the line in Arthington. It does continue climbing for a short while longer. BMC group now hits the int sprint climb.

BMC have three options. They've got one man just dropping back a bit now. Van Avermaet attacks!!!

Prades and Dunbar follow! This is looking very good for 2nd and 3rd overall. GVA gets a 1 second bonus. Magnus Cort Nielsen is dropped by the dropped group!

Greg and co sit up and BMC come back through to drill the pace. Bookwalter and Bevin are the men working now with Wyss struggling. Magnus Cort Nielsen is all on his own. 13km to go.

Oh apparently Van Avermaet took 2nd on the sprint with Prades in third! So 2 secs for GVA and 1 for Prades.

1'34" is the gap between Rossetto and Van Avermaet's group. 11km to go.

9km to go. Rossetto is holding a 1'27" gap. James Shaw is in the GVA group too.

6km to go. 1'20" gap! This is some effort by Rossetto! Bookwalter laying down a vicious pace here with Bevin.