BMC's Greg Van Avermaet has won the fourth edition of the Tour of Yorkshire. The Belgian won the UCI 2.1 four day stage race after finishing in a ten man break 34 seconds behind stage winner Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) on the final day in Leeds.
Dimension Data's Ben O'Connor took the solo win in Merano to claim his most significant win to date. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain) took the runner-up spots to move into the top two on GC.
The first of the Ardennes trio of races saw the men's edition go to Astana's Michael Valgren ahead of Roman Kreuziger of Mitchelton-Scott, while in the woman's race, Chantal Blaak (Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team) beat Sunweb's Lucinda Brand.