‘I’ve always been fighting for it’: Serge Pauwels on his first ever pro victory at the Tour de Yorkshire

Dimension Data’s Serge Pauwels takes the first win of his career by winning the final stage and overall of the Tour de Yorkshire

Serge Pauwels crosses the line on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Belgian Serge Pauwels revelled in securing the first victory of his 12-year professional career after winning the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, and said he hoped this would be first of many victories to come

The 33-year-old Dimension Data rider crossed the line in Sheffield just ahead of team-mate Omar Fraile after attacking solo with 11km to go on Côte de Wigtwizzle, before time trialling to the finish. Fraile bridged the gap to his team-mate in the closing stages, with the Belgian crossing the line first.

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