Thomas Voeckler put in a stellar performance to claim the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire after last year's bitter-sweet third place. The Frenchman made hay of the queen stage from Middlesbrough to Scarborough with another of his signature rides. The 36-year-old jumped clear with Nicolas Roche 5 km before the line and outsprinted his breakaway companion to grab both the stage win and the overall victory. Voeckler was crowned champion of the second edition with 6'' to spare on Roche and 16'' on...
The third and final day is the stage of Captain Cook, starting in his birthplace of Middlesbrough and finishing in the famous family seaside town of Scarborough. This stage will appeal to climbers as it includes six King of the Mountain classifications (KOM) over a 198km distance.
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Tour de Yorkshire 2016 - 01/05/2016 - Troisième étape : Middlesbrough / Scarborough (198km) - Royaume-Uni - HAAS Nathan, Team Dimension Data, meilleur grimpeur - VOECKLER Thomas, Team Direct Energie, vainqueur au classement général du Tour du Yorkshire 2016 - YATES Adama, Team Orica GreenEdge, best british rider © Pauline BALLET / ASO
Middlesbrough is the leisure, retail and business heart of Teesside, with a rich heritage and ambitious plans. The town's most famous son is explorer James Cook, whose legendary voyages of discovery changed our understanding of the world – the peloton will pass his birthplace. One of Victorian Britain's boom towns at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, Middlesbrough was known as ‘Ironopolis' - the town that built the world. Sydney Harbour Bridge bears the words ‘Made in Middlesbrough' to this day. Fans of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Billy Elliot will recognise the iconic blue Tees Transporter Bridge which has been ferrying people across the ‘steel river' since 1911.
Modern Middlesbrough is home to the outstanding Teesside University, while a proudly industrial skyline features Anish Kapoor's striking 110m-long Temenos sculpture and Middlesbrough Football Club's Riverside Stadium. New arrivals to the town include the £21 million state-of-the-art Middlesbrough Sports Village, also home to an Olympic-size outdoor Velodrome and 1km Cycle Circuit, while across the town there are more than 100 km of dedicated cycle routes.
Scarborough is a traditional and popular UK seaside resort with stunning scenery, glorious beaches and a colourful history which has attracted visitors for the past 400 years. Scarborough became known as probably the world's first seaside resort in the 1600s when the health-giving properties of the Spa waters were discovered.
The Town offers plenty of culture, with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Open Air Theatre (the largest open air theatre in Europe,) the geological Rotunda Museum, Scarborough Art Gallery and the imposing medieval castle. Scarborough offers top class cricket, motorcycling, athletics and surfing - great activities for sports fans. 14 May sees the return of Dale Power Solutions P1 Superstock Powerboat Racing and July will mark the opening of The Alpamare Waterpark, a multi-million pound state of the art attraction, perfect for exhilarating adventure or calm relaxation with a choice of waterslides, wave pool, infinity outdoor pool, alpine restaurant with terrace and a beautiful garden. The Alpamare Waterpark promises to be a special experience.
Jersey wearers after the stage 3
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