Great Britain's young team taking on the WorldTour at Tour de Yorkshire

Wet and cold conditions favoured the break on stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire as the bunch left it too late to bring them back. British Cycling's team of young riders took their opportunity placing two riders in the break that held on by a few metres

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British Cycling’s young team of riders took stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire by the scruff of the neck, placing two riders in the break that produced the days winner. Although the British team, the only national squad in the race, came away empty handed, coach Ben Greenwood was pleased with their performance.

“The aim was to ride for Ethan [Hayter] in the sprint and put a rider in the break.” Greenwood said. “Joe [Nally] has been saying for a few weeks he wanted to get in the break, but we didn’t expect two! After last year we were talking about the break sticking [today]. There’s only four WorldTour teams and we couldn’t see many sprinter teams who had an interest in bringing it back.”

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.