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Updated picture post: Protests against Team Ineos at Tour de Yorkshire

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Team Ineos introduced before the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

2 May 2019: Stage 1 Doncaster-Selby

Members of Team Ineos were cheered and jeered at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire this morning.

The cyclists, competing in the new Ineos kit for the first time, did not react to shouts and banners when they were introduced to crowds in Doncaster’s Market Square.

One campaigner shouted:

“You’ve made the wrong decision here. I’m a cyclist myself and you’ve sold your sport out.”

Protesters against Ineos’s shale gas plans in Yorkshire were also along the route of today’s stage to Selby. They are expected on the next sections tomorrow until Sunday.

Jesper Asselman, from Team Roompot-Charles, finished today in first place, followed by Filippo Fortin (Cofidis) and Jonas Van Genechten (Vital concept- B&B Hotels). The top-placed Team Ineos rider was Chris Lawless in ninth position.

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Anti-fracking protesters at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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Anti-fracking protesters at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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Anti-fracking protesters at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Ineos, with Steve Mason, 2 May 2019. Photo: Steve Mason

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Anti-fracking protesters at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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Anti-fracking protesters at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster, 2 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

3 May 2019: Stage 2 Barnsley-Bedale

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Team Ineos protest, Garforth, 3 May 2019. Photo: Frack Free Leeds

Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin) won the second stage. Boy Van Poppel (Roompot-Charles) was second and Chris Lawless (Team Ineos) third.

4 May 2019: Stage 3 Bridlington-Scarborough

Alexander Kamp (Riwal Readynez) won stage 3. Chris Lawless (Team Ineos) was second and Greg Van Vaermaet (CCC Team) was third.

5 May 2019: Stage 4 Halifax-Leeds

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Team Ineos protest, Halifax, 5 May 2019. Photo: Sarah Crane

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Team Ineos protest, Leeds, 5 May 2019. Photo: Frack Free Leeds

Greg Van Avermaet won stage 4, followed by Chris Lawless and Edward Dunbar (both of Team Ineos).

The overall winner was Chris Lawless (Team Ineos), followed by Greg Van Vaermaet (CCC Team) and Edward Dunbar (Team Ineos)

Reporting from the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire was made possible by donations from individual DrillOrDrop readers

27 replies »

  1. Well, Peter, I just hope the few recycle the vast number of masks that were surplus to requirement in a respectful way!

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