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Summary

  1. Tour de Yorkshire news and updates will resume at 08:00 on Saturday
  2. Updates on Friday 29 April 2016

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Goodbye and thanks: An amazing day and there's still two more to go

That's the end of our live service for today and what an incredible day it's been.

We'll be here throughout the next two stages of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Our live coverage tomorrow begins at 8am with coverage of the women's race starting in Otley.

So what better way to end than with a pic of Otley's Lizzie Armitstead.

Go Lizzie!!

Lizzie Armitstead
BBC

In Pictures: Tour De Yorkshire Day 1

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Thousands of people gathered in Beverley's Saturday Market to watch the ceremonial start to the race.

The peleton heading through Beverley Bar earlier
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The peleton heading through Beverley Bar earlier

Crowds and bunting lined the route, local choirs sang and then there were the daleks... 

Dalek in Beverley
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After leaving Beverley, the race took the riders to Market Weighton, Bubwith, Tadcaster and Wetherby.

Peloton riding through East Yorkshire
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Lots of people dressed up for the event, put up the bunting and decorated their bicycles in yellow and blue.

Our favourite though has to be this effort from Hallie in Cherry Burton - a true Yorkshire bicycle!

Hallie from Cherry Burton standing with her Yorkshire themed bicycle
BBC

Just 26k from the finish line, Bradley Wiggins pulled out.

Bradley Wiggins
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The riders were cheered all the way and the towns and villages they raced through certainly got into the spirit. Tadcaster celebrated with cakes!

Cakes in Tadcaster
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The winner of today's stage is the German rider Dylan Groenewegen
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After an incredible show of strength and endurance the winner of today's stage was the German rider Dylan Groenewegen from the Lotto NL Jumbo Team.

He completed the distance of 186 km in 5 hours 9 minutes and 11 seconds.

Just two more stages and 334 km to go then!

Weather: Dryer and brighter weather to come

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

That's Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire over, and it's not been an easy day for the riders.

We've had a bit of everything; snow, wind and rain, so what does the forecast hold for stages two and three?

Lizzie Armitstead says home race will be a 'dream come true'

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Lizzie Armitstead is very good at cycling: she's the World and Commonwealth road race champion.

Lizzie Armitstead
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Lizzie Armitstead

Tomorrow, the women's Tour de Yorkshire departs tomorrow from her hometown of Otley in Yorkshire.

The 27-year-old said: "It's fantastic to have the opportunity to race at home so I wouldn't miss it."

"I never expected to compete at home in a UCI women's race - let alone as world champion. It's my first race in the UK in the rainbow jersey and it'll be wonderful."

Lizzie ArmitsteadCyclist

The first stage ends after just over 5 hours

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

And so the First Stage of the Tour de Yorkshire has come to an end in Settle, North Yorkshire. 

The winner of today's stage is the German rider Dylan Groenewegen from the Lotto NL Jumbo Team. 

He completed the the 186 km distance in 5 hours 9 minutes and 11 seconds.

Stage 1 map
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At this stage of things the times for second and third place are being posted as the same as the winners.

I think we'll need a photograph to whittle it down to tenths of a second.

What have you done with the last 5 and a bit hours?

Riders in the Tour de Yorkshire have been busy:

  • Distance cycled: 186km
  • Two spring points (Bubwith and Giggleswick)
  • Total ascent: 1,832m 
  • Including one 'King of the Mountain' (Greenhow Hill)

Riders in Ripley
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Ripley

This was the crowd that welcomed the riders into Settle

Lara Rostron

Presenter, BBC Look North

Rain and wind clearly don't bother the people of Settle. 

They stood several rows deep at today's finish line to cheer on the riders.

Crowd waiting in Settle
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Crowd waiting in Settle

No support like that of your family

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Thomas Voeckler may not have won the first stage of this year's Tour de Yorkshire, but looks like he couldn't have had better support from his family!

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Dylan Groenewegen Winner of Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

It was a race to the finish on the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Dylan Groenewegen for Team LottoNL-Jumbo was the victor

Dylan Groenewegen
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Dylan Groenewegen

Second and third place

Caleb Ewan came second and Nikias Arndt came third.

It's over!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Dylan Groenewegen wins this year's first stage.

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That's it!

They're across the line! 

The final few minutes

Lara Rostron

Presenter, BBC Look North

There's just 8k to go before the riders cross the finish line.

Tour de Yorkshire are now saying Bradley Wiggins is out of the whole race not just stage 1.

He pulled out with 26km to go to the end of stage 1.

Bradley wiggins
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There's just minutes to go

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Bradley Wiggins before the race and the peloton en route to Settle.

Bradley and the peloton
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Bradley Wiggins latest

Welcome to Yorkshire have told BBC Radio York Bradley Wiggins has definitely pulled out of stage one.

BreakingPeloton arriving in Settle

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

13km to go!

Celebrity Tour de Yorkshire Fans

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

A few celebrities have been tweeting today about le Tour de Yorkshire.

From the two-time winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome... 

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... to CBBC's Hacker T Dog!

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They're almost there!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

The race will reach Settle in about 20 minutes and the security is in place.

Settle
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Just 20km to go...

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The riders are just passing through Hellifield.

Long Preston, Giggleswick and Settle await!

Peloton after the Cote de Greenhow Hill near Settle
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Peloton after the Cote de Greenhow Hill near Settle

BreakingBradley's out

The Ripley roar!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Children in Ripley were a bit excited, to say the least, as the cyclists sped past.

You might want to check your volume control knob before you hit play on this!

Yorkshire - the star of the race

Sarah Urwin

Even with this wet, cold and miserable weather, Yorkshire is still looking beautiful.

This is the peloton in Tadcaster earlier.

Peloton in Tadcaster
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Bernhard Eisel of Team Dimension Data and Austria leading the peloton

Here it is riding through a field outside Beverley.

Peloton riding through a field
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Pro rider who crashed in Beverley shows off scars

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Remember that big crash earlier today in Beverley? Among those who went down was Sven Erik Bystrøm from Team Katusha.

Sven Erik Bystrøm
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Sven Erik Bystrøm tweeted this photograph

Today was not my day. Crash in #yorkshire, but I'll be ok. No worries!

Sven Erik BystrømCyclist, Team Katusha

Team Katusha says it was a cattle grid that caused the problems.

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From Tadcaster to Grassington, as fast as a car

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

About 90 minutes ago this was the scene as the riders raced through Tadcaster.

Now they're in Grassington.

Even by car that takes about an hour and a half!

Tadcaster
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Road map
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Hollywood-style lettering puts Settle on the map

The Yorkshire Dales market town of Settle is making sure no-one's in any doubt where today's stage of the Tour de Yorkshire reaches its climax within the next hour.

The town council organised a team of rock climbers to install huge Hollywood-style lettering on cliffs above the town.

Settle lettering on cliff above town
BBC

Town councillor Charles Tyrer says: "The whole town is really positive about the Tour de Yorkshire and having something big, bright and bold really reflects that attitude.

"A big thank you to all the rock climbers, it was a difficult job for them."

Rock climber installs letters on cliffs at Settle
BBC

In pictures: Scenes from the Tour de Yorkshire route

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Let me take you back a few hours to the start of the race where this lovely shot was taken of the riders passing in front of Beverley Minster.

Riders by Beverley Minster
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And these fans near Tadcaster showed their pride by waving the Yorkshire flag.

Cycling fans wave the Yorkshire flag
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The race has passed through Pateley Bridge

Approaching Pately Bridge a few minutes ago, Team Sky in front.

Approaching Pately Bridge
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Watch: How do you stay refreshed during the Tour de Yorkshire?

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "grab bag"...

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Greenhow Hill soon: Why not ascend with ease?

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

In a few minutes the riders face the thigh-sapping Greenhow Hill, the biggest climb on today's stage.

Here you can zoom up it by car, so your thighs needn't suffer.

Watch: Ride the route of the Tour de Yorkshire: Stage 1, leaving Beverley

Jonathan Cowap

BBC Radio York

Cyclists who want to ride the route of the Tour de Yorkshire can watch films funded by all the councils involved in the race.

This one follows Jamie Sharp from Team Feather as he leaves Beverley.

Watch: Ride the route of the Tour de Yorkshire: Stage 1, part 2, Greenhow Hill

Jonathan Cowap

BBC Radio York

Not long for this now...

If you're brave enough you can ride the route of the Tour de Yorkshire.

This bit is is a real test for the thighs, as you leave Pateley Bridge and grit your teeth, for the super tough 4K climb up up Greenhow Hill.

The riders are approaching Knaresborough now, meanwhile in Settle!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

As the riders approach Knaresborough take a moment to look at this.

Earlier I showed you a pic of some fun in Settle, here's a film which adds (some) clarity.

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As Settle awaits...

 Two unconventional riders make a break ahead of the pack.

Settle hi jinks
BBC

Listen: The Tour in Taddy

Sarah Urwin

I'm in Tadcaster where the riders on the Tour de Yorkshire just blazed through.

What a welcome they were given.

Have a listen.

What a welcome

Tour de Yorkshire - it's not just for humans

Chloe Deakin

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Meet Pablo who is sporting a rather fetching jacket today for the Tour de Yorkshire

Pablo
BBC
Pablo the dog

Beverley to Settle: What a combination cold, windy and wet cobbles

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

wet cobbles in beverly
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Busy in Tadcaster

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Six-man break now going through #Tadcaster, plenty of people enjoying their #BBCtdy lunchbreak and cheering them on

Ripley's ready!

Joanita Musisi

The riders race through Ripley at about 14.30. Looks like Ripley's ready to me!

Ripley preparations
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Mascots race in Beverley

Chloe Deakin

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

After the riders left, the mascots decided to have their own race in Beverley...

Giant Bear
BBC

Tadcaster awaits: just minutes to go

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

These flags will be waving frantically any minute now!

Taddy crowd
BBC