Greg van Avermaet dedicates victory in Tour de Yorkshire to late BMC owner

• Stéphane Rossetto’s breakaway gives him impressive stage win
• Olympic champion Van Avermaet leads chase group over line

Greg Van Avermaet secured overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire after Stéphane Rossetto took a brilliant solo win on stage four into Leeds.

Cofidis’s Rossetto attacked from the breakaway on the punishing climb of Park Rash and stayed clear for more than 110km of the 189.5km stage from Halifax, which took the riders through the Yorkshire Dales. Van Avermaet of BMC led the chase group over the line to take the general classification after the overnight leader Magnus Cort Nielsen of Astana lost contact with the peloton.

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