Harry Tanfield takes surprise breakaway win on Tour de Yorkshire 2018 stage one

Yorkshireman's power brings success after nail biting final

Harry Tanfield wins stage one of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster.
(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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In a huge surprise, Harry Tanfield took advantage of a lack of cohesion from the peloton to become the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on stage one of the 2018 race.

Tanfield used his huge power to surge past his remaining breakaway companions, finishing with time to sit up and enjoy the victory ahead of Alistair Slater (JLT-Condor) and Mike Cuming (Madison-Genesis) in second and third place respectively.

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