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North Yorkshire's Harry Tanfield crowned 'most active' rider of Tour de Yorkshire day two following vote

North Yorkshire's Harry Tanfield has won the Tour de Yorkshire's Digital Jersey for being the "most active" rider on day two of the race.

The 22-year-old Bike Channel Canyon rider, who is from Great Ayton, was awarded the jersey following a vote by viewers on Twitter.

Tanfield won the first intermediate sprint in Knaresborough and was part of a four-man breakaway that led for much of the Tadcaster to Harrogate stage.


Tour de Yorkshire overall leader's jersey handed to Caleb Ewan

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan has taken over the blue Tour de Yorkshire leader's jersey after finishing second in today's second stage.

He also holds the Tour's green points jersey for the best sprinter following his performances during the race's first two days.

The race went from Bridlington to Scarborough yesterday and travelled between Tadcaster and Harrogate today, before the final stage from Bradford to Sheffield's Fox Valley tomorrow.

Dutchman Etienne van Empel holds the pink King of the Mountains jersey.

Spaniard claims last intermediate sprint as peloton hunts down four-man Tour de Yorkshire breakaway near Harrogate

The second and final intermediate sprint of stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire has been claimed by Spaniard Sebastian Mora Vedri.

He sped away from Great Ayton's Harry Tanfield and Scarborough's James Gullen to finish first at the sprint point in spectator-lined Ripon.

The riders are in a four-strong group that sits around 40 seconds ahead of the main peloton.

They are less than 30km from the finish line in Harrogate and face a challenge to maintain their lead.

Viewers urged to vote on Twitter for 'most active' rider during Tour de Yorkshire stage two

Tour de Yorkshire organisers are urging viewers to vote on social media site Twitter for the most active rider in today's Tadcaster to Harrogate stage.

Viewers can vote on Twitter by including #TDYvote in their tweets. The winner will be awarded the Digital Jersey at the end of the race.

It is an addition to the usual jerseys that are up for grabs - the General Classification (overall best time), King of the Mountain (best climber) and Points (best sprinter).


Yorkshiremen lead way over King of Mountains climb in Lofthouse during Tour de Yorkshire's second stage

James Gullen leads the way in the Tour de Yorkshire. Credit: Tour de Yorkshire

A Scarborough cyclist has powered up the first and only King of the Mountains climb on the Tour de Yorkshire's second stage.

JLT Condor's James Gullen crossed the summit of the Cote de Lofthouse first, followed closely by Rotherham's Conor Swift - the cousin of Ben Swift.

The climb comes around halfway through the 122.5km stage between Tadcaster and Harrogate.

Yorkshireman wins first intermediate sprint in Knaresborough during Tour de Yorkshire's second stage

A Yorkshireman has won the first intermediate sprint of stage two of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

Bike Channel Canyon rider Harry Tanfield, who is from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, won the sprint points as the peloton passed through Knaresborough.

It was the first of two intermediate sprints, which are dotted along the 122.5km course for riders contesting the Green Jersey.

Injured Rotherham rider Russ Downing wishes fellow Tour de Yorkshire competitors well following stage one crash

Rotherham-born rider Russ Downing has not made the start line today following stage one's crash in Scarborough yesterday.

The JLT Condor competitor suffered a suspected broken collarbone but has been active on social media today.

Stage two of men's Tour de Yorkshire set to get underway

The riders have signed in ahead of the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage two of the men's three-day event will see them ride the same 122.5km course as the women. Lizzie Deignan won the women's race.

They peloton will head North West out of Tadcaster, through Wetherby, Knaresborough and Ripley, before reaching the first and only categorised climb of the day at Lofthouse. The 1.7km climb will prove a stern test on what is a relatively flat stage.

The riders will then complete a short tour of the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, passing through Masham, before heading south through Ripon towards the finish line in Harrogate, which staged the end of the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

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