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Summary

  1. Coverage from Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017
  2. Nacer Bouhanni wins men's race with big burst in final 200m in Harrogate
  3. Otley's Lizzie Deignan wins the women's race at the Tour de Yorkshire
  4. Also key action from the race on Saturday 29 April 2017
  5. Both races covered the same 122.5km course which began in Tadcaster and ended in Harrogate

Live Reporting

By Tim Dale

All times stated are UK

Here's our look at Tour de Yorkshire day two

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Stage two saw the men tackle more sprints and that arduous climb up the Cote de Lofthouse over 122.5km between Tadcaster and Harrogate:

The men finished in this order:

1) Nacer Bouhanni - Cofidis

2) Caleb Ewan -  Orica-Scott

3) Jonathan Hivert - Direct Energie

4) Dylan Groenewegen - LottoNL-Jumbo

Earlier Yorkshire's Lizzie Deignan triumphed in the women's race over the same course.

The men return tomorrow for the third stage which travels from Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield and we will be here to bring you all the action.

For now here's some of our favourite pictures from today's racing.

Have a good evening - and watch out for the punishing climbs on tomorrow's stage.

Lizzie Deignan on Cote de Lofthouse
SWPIX
Competitors cycle up the Cota de Lofthouse during Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire
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Stage two finish in Harrogate
Harrogate TIC
Caleb Ewan new race leader receiving his jersey
TDY
Yorkshire support for the riders on stage two of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire on April 29, 2017 in Lofthouse, England
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Ewan takes race lead

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Despite a second place today Caleb Ewan moves to take the race lead ahead of the third stage tomorrow and receives the blue jersey.

Today's stage winner Nacer Bouhanni is in second and Friday's stage winner Dylan Groenewegen is third.

All to play for on Sunday then.

Bouhanni takes to the podium

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Here's your stage two winner receiving a tremendous reception in Harrogate this evening.

Nacer Bouhanni
BBC

Overall classification for men's race after stage two

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

After two stages of the Tour de Yorkshire these are the overall positions:

  1. Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) on 6hrs 55m 17s
  2. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)
  3. Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto Jumbo)
  4. Chris Opie (Bike Channel Canyon)
  5. Jonathan Hirvert (Direct Energie)

The race runs from Bradford (12:10 BST) to Fox Valley in Sheffield covering 194.5km on Sunday.

Stage two results from men's race

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Here's the top three from stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire:

1) Nacer Bouhanni 

2) Caleb Ewan

3) Jonathan Hivert

French victor for stage two of Tour de Yorkshire

Here's the moment Nacer Bouhanni crossed the line.

Nasser Bouhanni
TDY

Stage two winner

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

After 122.5km the winner of stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire is Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni.

Pace picks up

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The pace is really picking up now as the teams try to get ready for that final push.

Riders bunched together in Harrogate

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Riders now in a pack and the final couple of kilometres are expected to be chaotic.

Anybody's race?

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Attacks coming thick and fast as the riders turn towards Harrogate with just 6km to go. 

Teams positioning for big finish now

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The race is now really hotting up as the leaders and peloton pass through the village of Hampsthwaite. 

With just 8.5km to go the teams are trying to get their riders in position for the big push at the finish.

Fight to the finish

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Plenty of attacks now as riders fight to get to the front to hit that finish line. Currently leading with a slight advantage is Bryan Nauleau.

Finish line
BBC

Crowds take to Dales roads to support race

The Tour de Yorkshire may have crossed some of the wilder parts of North Yorkshire but it didn't stop the crowds turning out for the race.

Take a look at this:

Tour de Yorkshire
PA

Voeckler launches attack

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Defending champion Thomas Voeckler has launched an attack on the leading group with 20km remaining to the finish line. Looks like its over for the breakaway.

Harrogate heaving as riders power towards town

Tanya Arnold

BBC Sport

Terrific crowds waiting for the riders to arrive at the finish line here in Harrogate. Not long now!

Crowds in harrogate
BBC
Crowds in Harrogate
BBC

Riders focus on positions for run-in to Harrogate finish

There's 23.9km to the finishing line and the leading knot of four riders have a 36s lead, but how long with it be before the chasing pack reels in the group at the front?

This is one way of getting a good view

Abigail Davies

BBC Radio York

This little chap made sure he got a great view of the riders as they sped through Masham.

Masham
BBC

Mora Vedri takes the sprint

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Blink and you would miss it. Mora Vedri has triumphed in the Ripon sprint gaining five points. Harry Tanfield was second.

Ripon sprint ahead

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Riders are now heading towards the city of Ripon for the next sprint.

Vroom with a view: Good work from Dales residents

Sarah Urwin

BBC Radio York

From the lead race car it is apparent just how impressive the turnout for the race has been.

Here's Pateley Bridge doing itself proud!

Pateley Bridge
BBC

Towns and villages put on stylish display

Well, it can't be said that the towns and villages along the route didn't put out the bunting for the Tour de Yorkshire. 

Takes a look at this picture from SXPixtweets:

Pateley Bridge
SWPixtweets

Group back together at head of race

Swift, Gullen, Mora Vedri and Harry Tanfield are now back together as the group come in to Masham.

Masses in Masham as race approaches

Abigail Davies

BBC Radio York

After the Cote de Lofthouse it is just 15 minutes before the riders hit the market town of Masham and there's plenty of folk here to welcome them.

Masham
BBC
Masham
BBC

Gullen takes King of Mountain points at Cote de Lofthouse

There's been a split at the head of the race with Conor Swift and James Gullen now with something like a 15s advantage over the chasers.

Gullen has taken the King of the Mountain points this afternoon, but will be feeling the pain after that real stinging effort on the hill.

Sebastien Mora Vedri took the last point on the climb.

Leaders hit that big climb

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The four leaders are now beginning that long climb up the Cote de Lofthouse. 

Plenty waiting at the top to see them suffer. Interesting if their 1.30s lead over the rest will survive the climb.

Support from injured rider to team

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

You will remember that Russell Downing suffered a broken collarbone following that dramatic crash close to the finish line in Scarborough on Friday.

Well he seems to be in good spirits despite his injury - well enough to tweet some support to his colleagues.

Strong lead as the climb is minutes away

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The break away group featuring Harry Tanfield, Connor Swift, James Gullen and Sebastian Mora now have a two minute advantage.

Tour de Yorkshire
TDY

Yorkshire pride on show at big climb

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

All along the route are decorations from bunting, blue and yellow bikes and of course a lot of Yorkshire flags.

Here's some proud Yorkshire folk at the top of that gruesome climb the Cote de Lofthouse

Cote de Lofthouse
Madison Genesis

Impressive sights from Tadcaster this afternoon

Alasdair Gill

Journalist, BBC Look North

It was hard to make out the riders as they started off in Tadcaster as the crowds were so large. Great atmosphere!

Tour de Yorkshire in Tadcaster
BBC

There may be gain, but there's pain in the big climb ahead

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

The big climb of the day at Cote de Lofthouse awaits the leaders and peloton. 

Lofthouse road
Google

The steep and winding climb has an average gradient of 11.4% but in some places is closer to 20% and has some very tight turns. 

A real strength-sapper of a hill.  

Major gap has opened up

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

There is now a 3.00 gap between the break away pack of four and the rest.

The riders are going at a real pace

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Riders going at a real speed and they are expected to keep this pace up right the way around the 122km stage as it's not considered a long day.

But the Dales lanes are approaching now and things are going to get tight.

First points of race secured in Knaresborough sprint

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

Harry Tanfield has taken five points by winning the first sprint of the event at Knaresborough.

Gap opens up as leaders push forward

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Race update

There's now a 58s gap between the leading group of four riders and the peloton as they head for the sprint in Knaresborough.