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Weather fails to dampen the mood in Wakefield

Thousands turn out for women's race

Hundreds and thousands of people across the county turned up to see the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, with over 170 countries watching the event on televison.

But it wasn't just the men who were in action as the first ever women's race was also staged in York.

And they hope to build on their success, as Ben Turner reports:

Thousands across county cheer on Tour de Yorkshire

Crowds have packed the route of the Tour de Yorkshire to cheer on the world's elite cyclists in their second day of racing.

The winner of stage 2 - Dutchman Moreno Hofland - praised the enthusiasm and energy of those watching in the county. The live coverage of the race is being transmitted to 177 countries worldwide.

Tina Gelder reports:


Biking bobbies high five despite pre-Tour warnings

It would seem a warning that biking bobbies would not be able to high five spectators at this year's Tour de Yorkshire were unnecessary.

They were a highlight of last year's Tour de France, but in a newspaper interview ahead of the race, West Yorkshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom said there would be fewer officers on duty this year, and that those who were working would be "earning their corn". He warned that officers would be busy and might not have the time to take part as much as last year.

Thankfully for fans and police, they have found the time to have some fun with the crowds.

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