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Summary

  1. Live updates, pictures and videos from Stage Three will resume at 10:00 Sunday
  2. Updates on Saturday 30 April 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

A fitting end

A rainbow over the finishing line as the teams move on.

It's Stage Three tomorrow - see you then!

Rainbow at Tour de Yorkshire finish line
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Podium time

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Here's today's winner.

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And yesterday's stage winner who remains in the lead after today's performance.

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And the winner is...

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Danny Van Poppel from Team Sky claims the win.

It's on

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

One kilometre left.

The moves are starting.

Two kilometres

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

And they're still packed together.

This is going to be close.

Five kilometres to go

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

There's less than 5,000m left of Stage Two and the sprinters are getting in position as they approach the finish line.

The leaders have been caught

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

They were brought back in just outside Bessacarr.

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Excitement building

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

I'm here at the finish in Doncaster and there's a great atmosphere.

People are getting ready to see the riders and cheer them over the line.

Crowds in Doncaster for the Tour de Yorkshire
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Here we go again

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

There's less than 15km to go and just 10 seconds between the leaders and the chasing pack - it's going to be another sprint finish.

Watch: Peleton speeds through Tickhill

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Big crowds in Tickhill

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

There's an estimated 3,000 people on the streets of Tickhill waiting to cheer on the riders as they enter the final 25km.

Tickhill
Doncaster Council

All change for King of the Mountains

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

It'll be One Pro Cycling's Rich Handley in the pink King of the Mountain Jersey tomorrow after completing a clean sweep of the categorised climbs.

Pink King of the Mountains jersey
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Peleton passes through Conisbrough

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

The riders are less than 40km from the finish line and the gap between the leaders and the chasing pack is roughly 90 seconds.

It's a similar situation to the women's race and that ended in a thrilling sprint finish - get ready Doncaster.

TV blackout criticised by cycling fans

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Cycling fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration after technical problems led to an almost complete lack of TV coverage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Problems with the plane, which relays pictures back from the motorcycle and helicopter cameras, meant ITV4 were unable to broadcast either the women's or men's race in full. 

Presenter Gary Imlach said the broadcaster had "finally given up hope" at about 4.30pm.

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Live in Doncaster

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Tanya Arnold and Mark Ansell are currently in Doncaster.

They're using Facebook to speak to you live on video.

You can catch up with them here.

Tanya Arnold
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Leading pack now seven-strong

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Edet Nicolas has now joined in with the leading group.

Expectant crowds gather in South Elmsall

Tour de Yorkshire's tribute to Tommy Simspon

It may be called the Tour de Yorkshire but the riders will be making a brief foray into Nottinghamshire later to pay tribute to Tommy Simpson in his adopted hometown of Harworth.

Tommy Simpson
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Simpson was the first British cyclist to wear the famous yellow jersey in the Tour de France.

But, his promising career came to an end in 1967 when, aged just 29, he collapsed through exhaustion climbing up the notorious Mont Ventoux on the edge of the Alps, during the 13th stage of the Tour.

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TV coverage

Presenters on ITV 4 have explained the technical problems after the feed of the race stopped again.

They said the live pictures were supplied by the race organiser, ASO, and they had serious issues.

Presenter Gary Imlach said they would try to overcome the technical troubles or would be forced to "call it a day."

Dame Sarah Storey thanks crowds

Dame Sarah Storey has paid tribute to the spectators who turned out for the women's Tour de Yorkshire.

The paralympic champion, who kick-started her season in today's race, tweeted: "Thanks @letouryorkshire what amazing crowds. Eventful race for me with an early mechanical, chasing on, working for the team & blowing up!"

Dame Sarah Storey
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Television is back

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Our broadcasting colleagues across at ITV 4 had some technical issues which meant they couldn't bring you live coverage earlier.

They've remedied that - but make sure you second screen with us.

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Peleton approaching Kellingley

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

The men's race is fast approaching Kellingley, then it's on to Pontefract, Wentbridge and South Elmsall where it will say 'adieu' to West Yorkshire and 'bonjour' to South Yorkshire.

The gap is still there

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

After 34km the six-strong leading pack are just over 90 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Is that blue sky?

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

It seems the rain has finished in South Yorkshire.

The riders will be hoping the roads dry a little before their arrival.

There's even a little patch of blue in a grey West Yorkshire sky.

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South Yorkshire fans gearing up for men's race

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

It's still a good hour before the riders hit South Yorkshire but the spectators are out starting to line the route once again - some going to great lengths (or should that be heights?) to ensure a good view.

Tour de Yorkshire spectators
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Stilt walker
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Tour de Yorkshire spectators
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Six-man breakaway

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

After about 10 minutes of racing six riders have broken clean of the pack an opened up a lead of about two minutes.

Meanwhile One Pro Cycling's Rich Handley has claimed the first King of the Mountain points after racing to the top of the Cote de Harewood. Remember there are two more categorised climbs to go.

Allez Lotty!

Charlotte Leeming

Journalist, BBC Look North

Here's a shot from our own Charlotte Leeming. She's been in Otley all day and is in the Tour de Yorkshire spirit!

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Stage Two in detail

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

The 135km Stage Two includes sprint sections in Scholes and Warmsworth and three classified climbs; Cote de Harewood, Cote de East Rigton and Cote de Consibrough Castle.

Stage Two map
Tour de Yorkshire

Don't fancy it yourself? Well you can click here for a series of ride-throughs and flyovers- all you need now is your Lycra, helmet and a nice cuppa.

If you were riding today

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

You would probably see something like this ie at the back.

This is taken by journalist Seb Piquet.

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Watch: Stage Two starts in Otley

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

BreakingAnd they're off!

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Stage Two of the men's Tour de Yorkshire is underway.

Nearly there...

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

The men are lining up in Otley ahead of a 2.20pm start - nearest to the camera is stage one winner Dylan Groenewegen in the blue and yellow jersey. 

Can he make it two out of two?

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Lawless: 'Real happy' after Stage One

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

JLT Condor rider Chris Lawless is the best placed Brit after finishing Stage One in seventh place.

Speaking ahead of Stage Two he said: "I'm real happy with yesterday's result, to be up there in that sort of company."

Tour de Yorkshire men's standings after stage one
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As we say in Yorkshire, it's thronged

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

If you're in Otley then you know this - the town is FULL!

The streets are packed.

Crowds in Otley for second stage of Tour de Yorkshire
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The excitement is building in Otley

Stage Two of the men's Tour de Yorkshire is due to start shortly and both the crowds and excitement are building up in Otley again as the teams busy themselves with getting ready and the entertainers strut their stuff.

Tour de Yorkshire, Otley
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Tour de Yorkshire, Otley
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Tour de Yorkshire, Otley
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This morning: What you missed

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

First of all, where were you?

Secondly, you missed a thrilling finish to the race in Doncaster.

You can read BBC Sport's report on it here.

Kirsten Wild wins the Women's Tour de Yorkshire
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King of the Mountains

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Keep an eye out for Pete Williams in the pink 'King of the Mountains' jersey today when the men's race hits the hills.

Peter Williams
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King of the Mountains jersey
Welcome to Yorkshire

The One Pro Cycling rider took the title after powering his way to the top of Greenhow Hill on Friday.

Stage Two features three classified climbs: Cote de Harewood, Cote de East Rigton and Cote de Conisbrough Castle.

Tour de Yorkshire: Re-live Stage One

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Stage One of the men's race saw the riders compete over a 185km route starting in Beverley and finishing in Settle

The race was won by Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo.

To re-live all the action from Stage One click here.

Dylan Groenewegen of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo
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Hello again

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Here are the crowds in Otley for the men's race this afternoon.

Many of the people were here for this morning's 8:15 start.

Yorkshire really does love cycling.

Crowds in Otley ahead of the race start
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From the air

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

The crew of the National Police Air Service helicopter based at Carr Gate, Wakefield, enjoyed a bird's eye view of the women's race.

Women's tour de yorkshire
West Yorkshire Police
Women's tour de yorkshire
West Yorkshire Police