Leeds & West Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire 2016: In Pictures

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Image caption The 515 km (320 miles) long, three-stage race started in Beverley, East Yorkshire

Huge crowds braved bleak weather on the first day of Yorkshire's second annual cycle race.

Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen won the first stage of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire - a 186 km (116 mile) stretch between Beverley and Settle.

British Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins pulled out of the race towards the end of the stage.

The three-day race continues on Saturday between Otley, West Yorkshire, and Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

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Image caption Crowds surround Sir Bradley Wiggins' team motor home as he steps out to talk to the media prior to the start of the race
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Image caption Fans braved the bleak wet weather to cheer the riders as they flew past
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Image caption Spectators lined the main street of Grassington as riders cycled through on their way to Settle
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Image caption Lotto Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen won stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire
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Image caption Thirsk was decorated with hundreds of woollen creations to celebrate the cycle race
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Image caption People in Ripley had to wrap up warm in order to wait for the riders to cycle past

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