The Dutchman Jesper Asselman won in the Uk Selby the first stage of the Tour of Yorkshire. He devoured his last three companions and the oncoming peloton. The Italian Fortin was second, and fellow countryman, Jonas Van Genechten had to settle with a third place.
The leg from Doncaster to Selby was given color by a flight of six noble unknowns with the Dutchman Jesper Asselman (Roompot-Charles) as the most well-known rider. For the other, it was shelter from the rain that pouring from the sky fell.
The six riders in the final is reduced to a foursome and it seemed by the pack to be eaten. But the wet omstandigheen caused more annoyance in the pack than the leaders. Dimension Data – in the service of Cavendish – tried the furniture to save but got little support. The four remained very narrowly from the clutches of the mob, and it was the Dutchman Asselman on the measure, country flag in the hand, yet again to the onrushing mob.