RESULTS: Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race

Dutch cyclist Kirsten Wild has won the first stage of the women’s Tour de Yorkshire.

The 35-year-old rider, representing team Wiggle High5, finished the race in 3 hours, 28 minutes and 30 seconds.

Ms Wild told ITV news: “I’m really happy with a race like this. It’s really cool to win.

“It might look easy but it’s never, with a sprint it is maximum effort.”

On her teams plans for tomorrow now that she leads the race, she said: “We will try tomorrow to get a yellow jersey for the team, they are made for this course tomorrow.”

Her nearest competitor was 21-year-old Danish Amalie Dideriksen, who represents Boels – Dolmans Cycling Team.

Britain’s most successful racer of the day was Alice Barnes, representing Canyon SRAM Racing, who came third.

The race started at 8.40am and ran from Beverley to Doncaster over 132.5km.

Huddersfield rider, Abby-Mae Parkinson, came eighth.