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Summary

  1. Three-day race crowd estimated at over 1.2 million
  2. About 20,000 people watch start of Stage Three
  3. Riders tackle the 167km route from Wakefield to Leeds
  4. David Cameron in Addingham to watch race
  5. Rider injured in Sportive amateur cyclists' event
  6. Updates on Sunday 3 May 2015

Live Reporting

By Stuart Harratt

All times stated are UK

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Au revoir to the Tour de Yorkshire

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

That concludes our live coverage of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire cycle race, hope you have enjoyed it.

Riders pass houses
Allsport/Getty Images

Lars Petter Nordhaug wins tour

Lars Petter Nordhaug from Team Sky has won the first Tour de Yorkshire.

The 30-year-old Norwegian crossed the line in front of cheering fans in Leeds Roundhay Park.

Ben Hermans wins final stage

Belgian Ben Hermans from the BMC Racing Team has won the final day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Ben Hermans
Tour de Yorkshire

Crowds gather in Roundhay Park

Johnny I'Anson

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

tweets: Turned out nice again @letouryorkshire #TdY

Crowds at finish line
BBC

Race crowds set to top 1.2 million

Police estimate that crowds of between 500,000 and 750,000 have lined the route during today's final stage of the race.

Race riders and crowds
Getty Images

That means the total turnout over the three days is expected to be between 1.2 million and 1.45 million.

In the run-up to the event race organisers had said they hoped around one million people would come out and watch.

Mayor gets ready for riders

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: Children from Roundhay School join the Mayor of Leeds & CEO of Leeds City Council @tomriordan on the finish line.

Mayor of Leeds and school children
Tour de Yorkshire

Crowds gather for last hill

Crowds are gathering to watch the final hill climb of the day - the Cote de Chevin above Otley - which the riders will reach in the next few minutes.

Crowds on Chevin
BBC

Look who's popped in to watch the race

Prime Minister David Cameron was given a warm welcome when he visited Addingham to watch the Tour de Yorkshire riders pass through the village near Ilkley a short while ago.

David Cameron in Addingham
AP

Leaders reach Ilkley Moor

The cyclists are beginning the Cote de Cow and Calf hill climb on Ilkley Moor.

BBC reporter's Sportive triumph

BBC Look North reporter Phil Bodmer has finished the amateur Sportive race in a time of six hours and 30 minutes.

Phil Bodmer
BBC

PM watches race in Addingham

Telegraph & Argus

Julie Tickner, chief reporter at the Bradford Telegraph and Argus,

tweets: PM David Cameron has arrived in Addingham to watch the Tour de Yorkshire #TDY

Moorland sunshine welcomes riders

Although there was heavy rain just before the race started in Wakefield the weather's steadily improved as the riders headed up into the West Yorkshire moors.

Riders on Yorkshire moors
Allsport/Getty Images

'On Ilkley Moor bah't 'at'

The riders will soon make their way past the famous Cow and Calf rocks on Ikley Moor.

Cow and Calf rocks
Welcome to Yorkshire

Earlier today: What a view

Although the peleton is well into the Pennine stages, Tour de Yorkshire has posted this picture from earlier as the riders snaked their way through Newmillerdam near Barnsley.

Riders in Newmillerdam
Tour de Yorkshire

Street artists leave their mark

As they did during the Tour de France Grand Depart last summer, race fans have been leaving their mark at various stages of the route around Yorkshire.

Cow and calf mural painted on road
PA

Here's a mural painted on the road at "Cote de Cow and Calf" on Cow and Calf hill overlooking Ilkley.

Police say crowds 'in great spirits'

West Yorkshire Police

tweets: Crowds are in great spirits today during #TDY. Once the race has passed, be safe when leaving the route/travelling to your next destination.

Haworth ready for riders

Nigel Costello

tweets: @letouryorkshire I think it's safe to say Haworth is ready :-) Allez Allez.

Haworth crowd
Nigel Costello

Tourmakers get ready

The volunteer tourmakers, who help out with the organisation of the race, are ready in Ilkley to welcome the riders who should be there in less than an hour's time.

Tourmakers
BBC

The cyclists face a gruelling climb past the famous Cow and Calf rocks on Ilkley Moor.

Back to Bronte country

At about 15:00 this afternoon the peleton will pass through the cobbled streets of Haworth, the famous home of the Bronte sisters.

Tour de France in Haworth
Getty Images

Last summer, the Tour de France Grand Depart's visit to the town left us with some of the event's most memorable images as riders tackled the Pennine town's steep main street.

Via Twitter

Andrew Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

tweets: "Fantastic atmosphere as riders powered Cote de #ScapegoatHill Exhilarating! " #BBCTdY

Riders on Scapegoat Hill
Andrew Edwards

Heavy traffic near Roundhay Park

BBC Travel

BBC Travel is reporting heavy traffic on the roads surrounding Roundhay Park in Leeds as spectators make their way to see the end of the race.

Sun comes out in Leeds!

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: WEATHER NEWS! We have blue sky between the clouds in Roundhay Park! Streams of @Maserati_HQ #TdY riders finishing!

Big crowds see race start

Liam Ward

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire Police assistant chief constable Mark Milsom tells me there were around 20,000 people watching the start of the race in Wakefield.

Leaders widen gap further at Scapegoat

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: Gap at top of Scapegoat (km 55) : 4'50 #TdY

Tour de Yorkshire riders
Tour de Yorkshire

Crowd builds for hill climb

West Yorkshire Police

tweets: Crowds building already at Cote de Scapegoat ready for the @letouryorkshire, dry and mild at the moment. #TdY.

Crowds on Cote de Scapegoat
West Yorkshire Police

Cote de Holmfirth

The riders have just passed through the hills near Holmfirth, better known as the location for Last of the Summer Wine.

Last of the Summer Wine cast
BBC

Race leaders extend gap

Tour de Yorkshire say the gap between the leading seven riders and the rest of the pack (pictured) has grown to three minutes and 45 seconds at the 40km stage.

Pack riders
Tour de Yorkshire

Hill climbs 'will test riders'

Paul Ogden

Sports Reporter and Commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds, Look North sports reporter Paul Ogden said the Pennine hills will provide interesting viewing for spectators.

"Today is a real cycling purist's day," he said

"The climbs will test any rider."

Seven riders lead the race

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: 7 riders in the lead at km32: Craddock (Giant), Enger (Iam), Janse V. Rensburg (MTN), Edet (Cofidis), Quaade (Cult), McLaughlin (Madison Genesis) and Bibby (NTFO) #TdY.

Swift needs surgery after crash

Team Sky rider Ben Swift has

thanked well-wishers for their support after he was forced to quit the race after a crash on Friday's stage.

Ben Swift with arm in sling
Ben Swift

The 27-year-old British Olympian says he'll need surgery on his injured shoulder.

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.

Crowds gather in Cawthorne

Mick Lunney

BBC Radio Sheffield

Tweets: Come on cyclists Cawthorne expects. @BBCSheffield

Crowds in Cawthorne
BBC

Warm Wakefield send-off

Tanya Arnold

BBC Sport

tweets: Brilliant scenes in Wakefield - good luck to the riders #BBCTdY.

riders start in Wakefiled
BBC

Tour attracts crowds of 700,000... and counting

About

700,000 people turned out for the first two stages of the Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers have said.

Tour de Yorkshire in Selby
Chris Phillipson

Stage One from Bridlington to Scarborough saw 250,000 spectators line the streets on Friday, according to estimates by police and race officials.

Another 450,000 braved chilly weather to watch the riders as they raced from Selby to York in Saturday's Stage Two.

Riders head to South Yorkshire

The race proper has begun with the riders heading south from Wakefield on the A61 towards Barnsley.

Rders leave Wakefiled
Tour de Yorkshire

Video: Amateur Sportive racers finish

Corinne Wheatley

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

tweets: Sportive riders getting a decent cheer as they cross the finish line at Roundhay Park #BBCTDY @BBCLeeds

Sportive riders
BBC

Injured cyclist in hospital

Liam Ward

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

The amateur rider injured in a collision with a vehicle in Otley during the Sportive race has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

The rider's condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Nordhaug leads race after two stages

Tour de Yorkshire

tweets: The @yorkshirebank points Jersey leader after Stage 2 is Lars Petter Nordhaug! #TdY.

Lars Petter Nordhaug
Tour de Yorkshire

And they're off

The riders have set off on their ceremonial circuit of Wakefield.

The riders get ready

BBC Radio Leeds reporter Daragh Corcoran

tweets: View from the start #BBCTDY

Cyclist on start line
Tour de Yorkshire