Harry Tanfield has won the opening stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire after a breathtaking dash into Doncaster.
The 23-year-old produced a canny ride in the finale to outgun his four breakaway rivals and celebrate a memorable triumph.
His team-mate Chris Opie sprinted to 14th as the peloton were just held off in the closing metres of the 182km stage.
Tanfield, from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, also scooped the most combative rider jersey following a fans’ vote on Twitter, capping a great day for the team.
Having spent the majority of the dash from Beverley up the road, he won the intermediate sprint in Pocklington to bag three further bonus seconds.
Tanfield will begin stage two in the leader’s jersey, while also bossing the sprints classification on top of his combativity success.
Tanfield was accompanied by Mike Cuming, of Madison Genesis, ONE Pro Cycling’s Tom Baylis, Axel Journiaux, of Direct Energie, and JLT Condor’s Ali Slater in the day’s break.
Cuming clinched the mountains jersey when he timed his kick perfectly to crest the summit of the Cote de Baggaby Hill first.
The Madison Genesis man beat Baylis on the line with Frenchman Journiaux settling for third position.
Tanfield then counter-attacked on the descent, putting enough distance into his rivals to time trial to success at the opening intermediate sprint in Pocklington.
Slater crossed the line next but managed to turn the tables on the Canyon Eisberg man in the second sprint in Howden after 125.5km. Journiaux was third in each.
Tanfield and his fellow escapees then brilliantly held off the chasing peloton by a handful of seconds in a thrilling chase into Doncaster.
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