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Summary

  1. Live coverage from Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017
  2. Celebrating the colour and the spectacle of the Tour
  3. Also key action from the race on Friday 28 April 2017
  4. Event begins in Bridlington with official start at 12:35
  5. Race will travel through Pocklington, Pickering and Whitby
  6. Stage one will end in Scarborough

Live Reporting

By Andy Marsters, Nick Wilmshurst, Tom Airey and Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

The end of Tour de Yorkshire Stage One

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

It's been a great first day of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

The riders have covered 173km from Bridlington to Scarborough and finished in this order:

  1. Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)
  2. Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) 
  3. Chris Opie (Bike Channel-Canyon) 
  4. Ángel Madrazo (Delko Marseille Provence) 
  5. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)

You can join us again tomorrow for Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire, which goes from Tadcaster to Harrogate.

But the day wasn't just about the cyclists, but also the communities along the route, here's some of our favourite pictures from today:

Riders cycle through Ruston Parva
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Riders cycle through Whitby
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Goathland enjoys the Tour de Yorkshire
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Small Tour de Yorkshire bicycle near a road sign
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James Lowsley Williams of Great Britain and Bike Channel Canyon rides in the breakaway group
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The winner takes to the podium

Julia Lewis

The winner of Stage One at the Tour de Yorkshire has been crowned.

Here is Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) being honoured on the podium following his victory:

Winner on the podium
BBC

Here's what happens when you crash at the finish line

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

There was a huge crash in that sprint for the finish line at Scarborough.

This is what happens when you come off your bike at full speed:

Injured cyclist
BBC

Top three from Stage One

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Your top three:

  1. Groenewegen
  2. Ewen
  3. Opie

How close was that finish?

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

After more than 170km of racing, it came down to this. 

Dylan Groenewegen has won it, but only just:

Finish of the Tour de Yorkshure
Tour de Yorkshire

Crash at the line

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Around a dozen riders went down in the crash 150m from the line.

A few are still sat on the course, looking dazed.

Crash at finish line

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

A huge pile-up towards the line.

Some riders went down really hard

Home straight

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Here we go, the final kilometre.

Less than 4km to go

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Road number fans we're on the A165, usually full of traffic, not today it's host to a nail-biting finish to Stage One the Tour de Yorkshire

Hope the people up there weren't scared of heights

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

There was one very good vantage point near the finish line in Scarborough, but you would have needed a head for heights:

Large crane in the air in Scarborough
BBC

It's about to get very real...

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

This is it, the final seven kilometres and it's anybody's for the end of Stage One

The cyclists are almost at the end of Stage One

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

The lead car has arrived at the finish line in Scarborough, the cyclists can't be far behind now!

Finish line of the Tour de Yorkshire
BBC

Leaders engulfed by pack

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

And that's it for the two that have been upfront for most of the race.

The pack engulfs them

Pack right with leaders

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The two leaders must be able to hear and almost feel the peloton now, they're right on top of them

Pain on the faces and all downhill from here

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Just 10km to go and the pained expressions on Quemeneur and Dunne's faces says it all.

Seven seconds to the pack.

All downhill now.

Reaction to day one of the Tour De Yorkshire

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

We are nearing the end of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

In a few minutes the riders will pass through Scarborough.

They've ridden over 170km since the start in Bridlington, which must seem like an age ago to them, but these people in East Yorkshire will never forget it:

Sprint finish to the end?

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Looking like we're going to have a bunch sprint into the closing stages of this stage.

Pack closes in on leaders

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Now down to just 12 seconds, the leaders look like they're not going to be leaders for much longer...

And then there were two

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

We're down to two in the break away with Quemeneur and Dunne, but they're looking over their shoulders at the approaching pack.

Are they done? Just 30 seconds to the pack now.

Any bets on who's going to take the Stage One win?

Margin to peloton slims further

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Now less than 20km to go and the gap slims further to under 50 secs...

Winner of Cote de Robin Hood's Bay

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Oh, should mention that Perrig Quemeneur was the winner of the Cote de Robin Hood's Bay climb, but as previously mentioned, King of the Mountain has already been claimed.

Van Empel is your man.

Splits appear in the peloton

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Splits now in the peloton now they're up that final climb and the pace picks up.

Gap to the front now just over a minute

The lead car of the Tour de Yorkshire reaches the last summit

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

What a view at the top of the last climb of Stage One.

The crowds have really come out for the riders at the Côte de Robin Hood's Bay, here is the view from the lead car: 

Top of the Côte de Robin Hood's Bay
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Rider falls

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

One rider at the back of the peloton falls at the bottom of the Cote de Robin Hood's Bay, back up again and on his way.

The long climb out of Robin Hood's Bay

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The leaders hit the climb out of Robin Hood's Bay, the King of the Mountains has been decided so nothing but honour to gain here... 

Sun at the finish line of the Tour de Yorkshire

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

The weather gods are shining on the finish line in Scarborough right now.

The crowds are gathering and the road looks inviting, but who will cross it first?

Finish line of the Tour de Yorkshire
Tour de Yorkshire

Peloton holding steady

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The Peloton has hardly moved though, they're still holding steady at about 2:15

Break away down to three

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

We're now just down to three in the leading pack...

Norton proves itself a great host for the Tour de Yorkshire

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We've had a great day in Norton in North Yorkshire today.

The crowds came out to greet the cyclists and the community spirit was on show with the all important bunting adorning the trees:

Pictures of the Tour de Yorkshire crowds in Norton
BBC

Cote de Robin Hood's Bay on the way

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

We're not far off the next climb, the Cote de Robin Hood'sBay, and it's a killer.

We're talking 1.5km at 9.4%.

I'd struggle to walk up that without having to break out the deckchair...  

We love your Tour de Yorkshire land art pictures

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

There's been some superb land art along the route of Stage One today.

In Scarborough, today's finish line, there's a humongous yellow and blue Tour de Yorkshire jersey.

Whilst near Flamingo Land, the official artist for the event Lucy Pittaway created this pink spectacle:

Artwork near to Flamingo Land
Flamingo Land
Big yellow jersey on the ground
BBC

Sprint coming up

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Small climb now out of Whitby, yep they're done with the town already, and then the next sprint

Photo finish to Stage One?

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

We're hoping for a bit of a chase at the end of this stage, if they have any legs left after the Cote de Robin Hood's Bay.

It's mostly flat or downhill, so could provide an interesting finish in Scarborough.

Less than 40km to go...

Hello Whitby!

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Riders well into Whitby now, they'll drop down south soon on their way to Scarborough

Community bike ride goes through the finish line

Andy Marsters

BBC Local Live

One of the great things about the Tour de Yorkshire is the way it interacts with the local community.

At the finish line in Scarborough, they've had the Community Bike Ride, with people or all ages and abilities taking part:

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The Tour de Yorkshire lead car arrives in Whitby

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Stand by Whitby! The cyclists aren't far away now.

Our lead car has made it to the town, with people lining the route waiting to catch a glimpse of the leading pack:

Crowds at Whitby
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Crowds at Whitby
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Crowds at Whitby
BBC

Top three up Cote de Goathland

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Here's your order on the Cote de Goathland:

  1. Van Empel
  2. Dunne
  3. Lowsley-williams

Onward we go, less than 50km left...

Here's where today's winner will stand at Scarborough finish line

Julia Lewis

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Here's a sneaky look at where the winner of today's stage will stand in just over an hour's time.

I may have gatecrashed the podium a little bit early.

There's no way they'll let me stand here for long!:

Podium
BBC

Van Empel is King of the Mountains

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Van Empel will be King of the Mountains, as he powered up the the Cote de Goathland. 

There are not enough points left for anyone to challenge him