Tour de Yorkshire: Cycling team take on final stage

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With just over a week until the prestigious race, a cycling team have taken on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

JLT Condor Cycling Team riders Tom Moses, Chris Lawless, Stephen Williams and Graham Briggs took on the stage three of the Yorkshire cycling event in their final weeks of training before the race which begins on Friday April 29.

JLT Condor Cycling Team riders Tom Moses, Chris Lawless,  Stephen Williams and Graham Briggs,  climb away from Whitby Abbey during of their recce of the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesborough to Scarborough.  20 April 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

JLT Condor Cycling Team riders Tom Moses, Chris Lawless, Stephen Williams and Graham Briggs, climb away from Whitby Abbey during of their recce of the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesborough to Scarborough. 20 April 2016. Picture Bruce Rollinson

With an elevation of 2,593 metres and six King of the Mountain classifications, the third stage route begins in Middlebrough and takes the riders on a challenging and technical route through the North York Moors National Park.

Riders will pass through Sleights and Ruswarp before dropping down into Whitby. They will then make their way towards Robin Hood’s Bay and Harwood Dale through East Ayton and Irton and a final King of the Mountain at Oliver’s Mount and a sprint finish in Scarborough’s North Bay.

Rider, Tom Moses, took on the challenge ahead of the race next week. He said: “I think it’s a lot tougher than the same stages last year and you go up a few extra climbs - it’s going to be a tough race.”

The first stage will begin at Beverley and finish in Settle and the second will start in Otley and end in Doncaster.