Tour de Yorkshire first stage ends with horror crash in final few metres after multi-rider pile-up

A HORROR crash overshadowed the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today after a multi-rider pile-up metres from the end line.

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen gained the stage, racing away from the dramatic accident brought on by Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen's fall.

 A horrific crash marred the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough today

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A horrific crash marred the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough today

The LottoNL-Jumbo rider broke away in the group dash to narrowly edge out Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan in Scarborough.

However it was Ewan's staff-mate Nielsen who hit the street onerous, prompting tens of different riders to fall to the bottom – bikes and our bodies utterly blocking the seafront street with simply 200m to go.

 It all started when Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen fell and took many riders down with him

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It began when Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen fell and took many riders down with him
 The accident completely blocked the road in the seaside town with many riders hurt

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The accident utterly blocked the street in the seaside city with many riders harm
 Some riders carried their bikes over the finish line in a stage which was completed by just 15 competitors

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Some riders carried their bikes over the end line in a stage which was accomplished by simply 15 rivals

The truth is, simply 15 riders managed to keep away from the chaos and end the race – however fortunately all cyclists managed to stroll away from the chaotic scene.

It was Cort Nielsen who appeared probably the most harm, sustaining what’s believed to be a damaged collarbone – having to be helped throughout the road by marshals.

The opening stage of the three-day Tour began in Bridlington and labored its approach to the well-known seaside city – and tomorrow it’s going to begin in Tadcaster and go to Harrogate.

 One rider's skin looked to have come entirely off his behind after contact with the road

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One rider's pores and skin seemed to have come totally off his behind after contact with the street
 The extent of some of the friction injuries during the horror crash

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The extent of a few of the friction accidents in the course of the horror crash
 The stage was won by Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen who managed to avoid the melee

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The stage was gained by Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen who managed to keep away from the melee

Groenwegen stated afterwards: "The final climb was arduous however the staff introduced me again into place so I might dash for the win.

"It's a gorgeous race with lots of people on the street, that provides you lots of motivation. As we speak was one probability and tomorrow is one other however we'll see."

A HORROR crash overshadowed the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today after a multi-rider pile-up metres from the end line.

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