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Summary

  1. Dutch rider Moreno Hofland wins Stage Two
  2. Louise Mahe wins women's race in York
  3. Riders tackle 174km route from Selby to York
  4. More than 250,000 turned out for first stage
  5. Updates on Saturday 2 May 2015

Live Reporting

By Stuart Harratt

All times stated are UK

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Good afternoon

Today's race is over, but there's still one day left for cycling fans in Yorkshire to look forward to.

Map of the Tour de Yorkshire
Tour de Yorkshire

The final day will see the peloton tackle the testing 167km route from Wakefield to Leeds via Barnsley.

That's all from the live team today but we'll be back with more updates from 12:00 on Sunday.

Hofland sprints home

Dutch rider Moreno Hofland won the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Moreno Hofland
Tour der Yorklshire

Italian rider Matteo Pelucchi, from the IAM team, came second with another Dutchman Ramon Sinkeldam, from Team Giant Alpecin, coming in third place.

Moreno Hofland wins the second stage

Moreno Hofland has won the second day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire race.

The Team Lotto rider finished in front of a large crowd in York.

'Great field of riders'

BBC Radio York sports reporter Drew Savage said the Tour de Yorkshire had done well "to get such a great field of riders".

He added Britain's success in Olympic cycling had created a new interest in the sport. "It's snowballed so massively in the last 15 years."

'Banging the hoardings'

BBC Radio York's Jeremy Buxton says the crowds on the Knavesmire are banging the advertising hoardings to spur on the cyclists as the leaders start on the final circuit of York.

Crowds wait for the big finish

Crowds on the Knavesmire in York watch the riders on the big screen as they wait for the final sprint to the finishing line.

Crowd watch TV
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Leaders race round York

Jo Wozencroft

tweets: And the race is in York! #BBCTdY @BBCLookNorth

Riders in York
Jo Wozencraft

Riders arrive in York

Tour de Yorkshire

says the riders entered the city of York a short time ago and are on the final circuit.

The gap between the leaders and the chasing pack is now two minutes and 45 seconds.

Schoolboy Ben 'waits hours for Wiggo'

Nine-year-old Ben tells BBC Radio York's Sarah Urwin he has waited for hours on the streets of Osbaldwick on the outskirts of York to see his hero Bradley Wiggins pass by.

Selby send-off

Start of cycle race in Selby
Chris Phillipson

Many thanks to Chris Phillipson who sent us this panoramic view of the crowds in Selby at the start of the race this morning.

The gap narrows

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: Now the chase is really on with @TeamSky And @iamcycling leading the pack. Gap down to 5'20 at km 100 #tdy

Cyclists
Tour de Yorkshire

Looking sheepish

BBC Radio York sports reporter Drew Savage

tweets: Can anyone beat this? #TdY #BBCTdY "@GaryVerity: Everyone dresses differently @letouryorkshire ! "

Cyclist in sheep costume
Drew Savage

Pets to get Tour bunting

Radio Humberside reporter Natalie Glanvill says bunting lining the route in the village of Sancton in East Yorkshire will be recycled to provide blankets for animals in local pet sanctuaries.

Bunting in Sancton
BBC

Gap grows in the Wolds

Tour de Yorkshire

says the gap between the leaders and the following pack of riders (pictured) is now at six minutes and 15 seconds as they pass through crowds in Norton.

Pack of riders
Tour de Yorkshire

And this is what it's all for...

The trophy to be presented to the winner of the Tour de Yorkshire was designed and made by Thomas Fattorini Ltd - a company originally founded in Yorkshire in 1827.

Tour de Yorkshire trophy
Welsome to Yorkshire

Crafted in the shape of the letter Y for Yorkshire, the trophy will be handed to the winner of the inaugural event, which runs from 1 to 3 May.

Riders head to hill climb

James Hoggarth

BBC Radio Humberside presenter

BBC Radio Humberside's James Hoggarth says the riders have just left Wetwang and are heading towards the East Yorkshire village of Fimber for the Cote de Fimber hill climb.

Cote de Fimber route
Welcome to Yorkshire

Back to the men's race and Wetwang awaits

BBC Look North's Laura Foster

tweets: People of Wetwang are ready. Picnic of choice here seems to be fish & chips.

Crowds in Wetwang
BBC

Women riders on the podium

The winners of the women's race in York city centre take their place on the podium.

Racers on podium
Tour de Yorkshire

The race was won by Louise Mahe of @IKONMazda (pictured centre).

Storey: Women's race format 'really works'

Speaking to BBC Look North, Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey said she thought the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire 84-strong women's race would go from strength to strength.

Sarah Storey
BBC

"So many riders on start said everything," she said.

"We've shown the format really works and can look forward to seeing it grow."

'It's quite cool innit?'

More on the women's race and winner Louise Mahe from London is taking victory in her stride.

BBC sports reporter Paul Ogden and Louise Mahe
BBC

She tells BBC Look North sports reporter Paul Ogden: "First women's race in the Tour de Yorkshire and I won it. It's quite cool innit?"

Cyclists head out of Beverley

Tour de Yorkshire

say the riders have ridden around the market town of Beverley and headed out through the town's North Bar gate.

Cyclists ride through North Bar
Tour de Yorkshire

They'll be girding their loins for the next sprint at Wetwang.

Bells welcome riders to Beverley

BBC Look North's Jo Makel's in Beverley

tweets: St Mary's Church peeling bells ready for @letouryorkshire #bbctdy

Beverley offers words of encouragement

Richard Grantham

tweets #BBCTdY North Bar Without Beverley. Check this out!!

Cycling dummy in Beverley
Richard Grantham

Crowds gather in Beverley

BBC Look North's

Jo Makel has sent this picture of the crowds waiting for the riders in the East Yorkshire town of Beverley.

Crowds in Beverley
BBC

Mahe clinches women's race win

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: Louise Mahe of @IKONMazda wins the inaugural Women's Tour de Yorkshire!

Women's race finish
Tour de Yorkshire

Eight riders lead the race

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: Now 8 riders in lead: Tennant (WIG), De Backer (Giant), Steels (Topsport), Bernaudeau (EUR), Brammeier (MTN), Edet (Cofidis), Slik (Roompot) and McNally (Madison Genesis)

Following riders
Tour de Yorkshire

The following group (pictured) are 3 minutes and 25 seconds behind the leaders.

'I'm excited!'

BBC Look North reporter Victoria Holland

tweets: Crowds (and local cyclists) heading up the newly renamed "Cote Newbald" for @letouryorkshire #BBCTdY - I'm excited!!!

Crowds await Tour de Yorkshire at Newbald
Victoria Holland

Women's race on final lap

Tour de Yorkshire say the women's race leaders are on the final lap in York, with Katie Archibald, Manon Lloyd and Charline Joiner taking the third set of sprint points.

Women's race
Tour de Yorkshire

Over 250,000 watch Stage One

More than 250,000 people turned out to watch the first day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on Friday, organisers have told

BBC News Online.

Tour de Yorkshire crowds
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"Yorkshire did us proud," said race organiser Gary Verity. "They turned out in their tens of thousands.

"The police estimate over a quarter of a million people over the whole day."

Front group breaks away

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: 18 riders in the front group including Deignan (@TeamSky ) #tdy

VIDEO: Bird's eye view of the route

You can follow the route of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire with sweeping aerial shots of the host county.

TDY route map
Tour de Yorkshire

Watch the video as it winds its way through the three stages of the race

here.

The race begins in earnest

The riders have completed their ceremonial laps of Selby and are now heading up the A163 towards North Duffield.

Riders at Selby start
Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

tweeted this picture of the riders heading over the start line.

Tour weather: Cloudy... but no rain

BBC Weather

tweets: Rain should stay away for stage 2 but a cloudy, cool and breezy day ahead #TourDeYorkshire

BBC weather chart
BBC

Wiggins sets off

Olivia Richwald

Journalist, BBC Look North

tweets: Bradley Wiggins battling through big crowds at Selby Morrisons to get to start of #tdy

Bradley Wiggins
BBC

Send us your pictures

Are you watching the Tour de Yorkshire? You can send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk.

Ceremonial start of men's race

The men have set off from outside Selby Abbey.

Riders set off
Tour de Yorkshire

It's a ceremonial circuit of the town's square before they set off in earnest heading towards Beverley in East Yorkshire

Abbey backdrop for race start

The men's riders will shortly set off from the shadow of Selby Abbey.

Selby Abbey start line
Tour de Yorkshire

The church has dominated the North Yorkshire town's skyline for more than 1,000 years.

Badly damaged by fire in 1906, it was rebuilt following a fundraising effort by the people of Selby.

Women's race starts in York

Jo Wozencroft

tweets: And they're off! #WTdY #BBCTdY @BBCLookNorth

Start of Tour de Yorkshire women's race in York
Jo Wozencroft

Rowsell stars in York women's race

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

The Tour de Yorkshire women's race, featuring Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell and 11-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey, got under way at 10:30.

Joanna Rowsell
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Yorkshire-born riders Jessie Walker and Penny Rowson are also among the women riders tackling four 20km laps of a circuit around York,

Historic York today's focal point

York, which hosted a ceremonial start during last year's Tour de France visit to Yorkshire, but no real racing, is the focal point this time around.

Team Wiggins riders in York
PA

Today's second stage will see the riders complete three laps of a circuit around the historic city and members of Bradley Wiggins' own team took the opportunity to have a training ride in the city earlier this wee