Chris Opie's Strava shows the challenging start in Tour de Yorkshire

One Pro Cycling rider Chris Opie uploaded his stats from the Tour de Yorkshire stage one to Strava, and it looks pretty tough

One Pro Cycling's Chris Opie admits he spent a lot of time in first gear on stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire, with a number of challenging climbs on the route between Bridlington and Scarborough.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.