BBC Local Live: Tour de France in Yorkshire on Sunday 6 July

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Last updated 6 July 2014

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STANDARD 09:00 Welcome

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

Good morning and once again "bonjour" as we celebrate the second day of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

tour fans on route

About a million people are believed to have lined the route between Leeds and Harrogate yesterday and the same numbers are expected again today as the riders speed between York and Sheffield.

So, another day of excitement is promised and I'll be bringing you all the latest updates from along the race route until 18:00.

STANDARD 09:02 Cavendish: In or out?

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

The big question for today's stage of the Tour de France is, of course, whether Britain's Mark Cavendish will be taking part in the race.

cavendish injured

He dislocated his right shoulder and suffered ligament damage after crashing near the end of the Tour in Harrogate.

I'll bring you any news as we get it.

STANDARD 09:05 Widespread showers

Kay Crewdson, BBC Weather

For most, a dry and bright start with variable cloud and sunny spells.

weather outlook

However, there may be a few isolated showers in places and these will become more widespread through the day.

Some showers through the afternoon are likely to be heavy and thundery with highs around 18C (64F).

STANDARD 09:15 'Beauty and the beast'

Matt Slater, BBC Yorkshire Tour de France Correspondent

It's up and down all the way and from Holme Moss into Sheffield - there's not a bit of flat ground for 30 miles or so.

If yesterday was the beauty today is the beast.

The riders are going to find it very hard.

STANDARD 09:24 Froome: 'Riders need more space'

Defending champion Chris Froome said the crowds for the Tour de France's first stage were "incredible" - but has asked fans to give riders more space.

crowds on route

Froome said riders needed "a bit of space" so they did not have to stop to file between lines of spectators.

His fellow Briton Geraint Thomas said: "It was great to race on home roads, but it is quite dangerous at times."

TWEET 09:32 'Cavendish out'

Matt Slater, BBC Yorkshire Tour de France Correspondent

tweets: Cavendish cannot ride. He's out.

STANDARD 09:35 Injury forces Cav out

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

Mark Cavendish is out of the Tour de France after the shoulder injury he suffered on the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday, his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team have officially confirmed.

Cavendish injured

STANDARD 09:43 'Tres beaux panoramas'

Tom Ingall, BBC Look North

Take a look at this: French TV helicopters have been told to prepare for "tres beaux panoramas" at the Cote De Holme Moss.

note to copters

STANDARD 09:54 Ready for the riders

Martin Coldrick, BBC Local Live

Once again, the crowds are already out in force - this time at York racecourse with less than two hours to go before the start of the race.

crowds at york racecourse

STANDARD 10:08 Hitting the heights

Phil Bodmer, Presenter, BBC Look North

tweets: Take a look at this! #Holme Moss, thousands making their way to the summit, for @letouryorkshire; more @BBCtdf

people at holme moss