A controlled, stifling lesson in how to lead a race by Team Sky brought Lars Petter Nordhaug overall victory in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, despite Ben Hermans' impressive and ultimately triumphant late attack on stage 3 to Leeds. The other winners, undoubtedly, were the fans, who turned out in extraordinary numbers just like they did for the Tour de France Grand Départ last year (750.000 spectators today, 1.5 million in total during the 3 days), for the denouement of a race which,...
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- Summary - Stage 3 (Wakefield > Leeds)
- ROUTE 2015 - TOUR DE YORKSHIRE STAGE 3
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Tour de Yorkshire 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Stage 3 - Wakefield / Leeds - 167Km - Yorkshire - England - Lars-Peter NORDHAUG (TEAM SKY), maillot bleu du vainqueur du Tour du Yorkshire 2015, en interview après la course. © G.Demouveaux
A culture lovers dream, Wakefield has become an international centre for sculpture, and is home to two internationally important galleries, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park - one of the largest open air galleries in Europe spanning over 500 acres.
Heritage here is plentiful - Wakefield Cathedral boasts the tallest spire in Yorkshire dominating the city's skyline at 247ft and is almost 600 years old. The area's mining heritage is celebrated at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, one of the oldest working coal mines in the country
Wakefield has an abundance of beautiful outdoor spaces, including National Trust Nostell Priory and Parkland, an impressive 18th century mansion with parkland, gardens and lakes set over 300 acres.
The area has a strong sporting legacy with Europe's longest continuous flat horse racing course in Pontefract and three Rugby League teams; Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.
Wakefield is famous for growing Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb which has European protected name status alongside Champagne and Parma Ham. Visitors can try a tour of the growing sheds where you can actually hear the rhubarb grow. Over 120,000 visitors flock to the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb in February each Year.
Leeds is the largest city in Yorkshire and the third largest city in the UK - a vibrant and energetic city which is ripe for discovery. With a rich Victorian heritage and compact city centre, it's easy to fall in love with Leeds. Its historic markets and beautiful arcades sit alongside a modern skyline, and there is a genuine buzz and energy in the air. This irresistible mixture of old and new is the perfect set up for leisurely exploration, which, coupled with amazing attractions, some of the best shopping in the UK and an outstanding range of galleries, means there's plenty to sink your teeth into.
A friendly welcome and a brilliant selection of eclectic shops, independent bars and exclusive restaurants means you'll definitely experience something new and unique here.
Leeds is known as ‘the gateway to the north', so it's the perfect place from which to explore the magnificent county of Yorkshire. Drive just twenty minutes north and you're in the midst of the dramatic Yorkshire Dales, or head east and discover the spectacular Yorkshire coastline with its quaint seaside towns and villages.
The city is home to three major universities and is renowned for its world class live music, sport, culture, heritage, shopping and fabulous food and drink, welcoming over 25 million visitors annually.
Jersey wearers after the stage 3
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