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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.

Lizzie Deignan launches solo breakaway in bid for Tour de Yorkshire glory

Lizzie Deignan's made a break for the finish line of the women's Tour de Yorkshire with 14km to go.


Lizzie Deignan wins final intermediate sprint of Tour de Yorkshire women's race as finish line nears

Otley's Lizzie Deignan has won the final sprint section of the women's Tour de Yorkshire.

She took the sprint points as the race sped through the spectator-lined streets of Ripon.

Deignan remains in a three-rider group which is around a minute clear of the chasing peloton with 30km to go.

German rider finishes Tour de Yorkshire's women's race climb at Lofthouse first - and Lizzie Deignan is in lead group

German rider Claudia Lichtenberg has won the Queen of the Mountains climb at Lofthouse.

Britain's Dani King crossed the Cote de Lofthouse summit third while Otley's Lizzie Deignan managed to stay in touch with the race leaders.

The 1.7km climb is the only classified climb on the women's Tour de Yorkshire route.

King and Deignan sit in a small breakaway group ahead of the main peloton.

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