Stephane Rossetto takes amazing breakaway victory, as Greg Van Avermaet wins Tour de Yorkshire 2018 overall

Cofidis rider Rossetto holds on after 113km solo breakaway

Stephane Rossetto wins stage four of the Tour de Yorkshire (SWPix)

French rider Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) won an enthralling, exciting final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday. After attacking fellow escapee Max Steadman (Canyon-Eisberg) on the approach to third of the day's six climbs, the 31 year-old rode solo for the final 115km to bag a magnificent victory.

Behind, BMC rode a tactical masterpiece, placing Greg Van Avermaet second at the end of the 189.5km stage allowing him to take overall victory in the four day race. Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias) took an impressive second place on general classification, while last year's victor Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) placed third.

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