The riders set off from Bridlington and an attack over the Moors saw a strong, elite group gain time on the rest of the bunch. In Scarborough it was Alexander Kamp who proved to be strongest in the sprint.
2018 winner Greg Van Avermaet found success in Leeds with a stage win, however it was Team INEOS rider Chris Lawless, in second on the day, who managed to bag the overall GC prize with another strong performance.
A brutal day in the saddle saw all the biggest names in the sport attack each other again and again, until it was 3 riders out front. One of them was the great Marianne Vos and she was not to be beaten in the sprint.