Thomas Voeckler wins Tour de Yorkshire overall after stage three victory

Thomas Voeckler wins final two-up sprint from Nicolas Roche in exciting finale to 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough - Photos by Andy Jones

Thomas Voeckler wins Tour de Yorkshire 2016 stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Veteran Frenchman Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) won the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire overall on Sunday, after claiming the final stage victory.

Voeckler had followed Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) as the Irishman had attacked on the day's final climb of Oliver's Mount. The two rode together on the descent into Scarborough, with Roche unable to match Voeckler's sprint to the line.

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