Commonwealth Games: Doncaster's Tom Stewart turns attention to Tour de Yorkshire after failed medal mission

Doncaster's Tom Stewart has turned his attention to the Tour de Yorkshire after failing in his quest to medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 6:00 am
Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart

The 28-year-old finished eighth in Saturday’s road race.

“I’m pretty tired. I’m disappointed,” he said afterwards.

“We came here as a team to win. We can be proud of how we rode in the sense that we left everything out here. It didn’t work out unfortunately.

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“[Ian] Bibby and myself have got Tour de Yorkshire coming up. That’s the next big target. Then we have got the Tour of Japan. We have been racing since January so I think we just need to get there and reassess really.

“We are going to spend a bit more time wrecking the stages and go for a stage win or try to get a good solid top five overall.

“We just have to see how we both come out of this trip over here. It’s a long way from home and we have got to get back still. Come back fit and healthy and see how we go.”

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place from May 3-6. Stage One, on May 3, finishes in Doncaster.