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Gary Verity: Tour de Yorkshire has been stunning

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says the first edition of the race has been "stunning".

Gary Verity was speaking following the final stage of the race which was won by Team Sky cyclist Lars Petter Nordhaug.

Christian Prudhomme, director of the ASO, said the weekend's race had a "fragrance of the Tour de France."

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Lars Petter Nordhaug has won the first ever Tour de Yorkshire

Team Sky cyclist Lars Petter Nordhaug has won the first ever Tour de Yorkshire after three stages crossing the whole of the county.

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Gary Verity: Yorkshire people have sold Tour to the world

Swift to have surgery after Stage One crash

Team Sky's Ben Swift is to have surgery following a crash in the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Swift will now miss the Tour of California after suffering damage to his shoulder joint. Credit: TeamSky.com

He will now miss the Tour of California after suffering damage to his shoulder joint.

The 27-year-old from Rotherham told TeamSky.com, "As soon as I landed I felt it and knew something wasn't right. And because I was at the front when I crashed I got hit a lot from behind. By the time I managed to get up I couldn't move my arm and then the team car came.

"The silver lining was Lars winning the stage and the team obviously looks really strong here. I just hope they can bring it home on the final stage."

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