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Women's Tour de Yorkshire race in pictures

Kirsten Wild takes to winner's podium Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Kirsten Wild celebrates winning stage 2 of Tour de Yorkshire Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Crowds line streets waiting at finish line in Doncaster Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Team Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead from Otley after stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire Credit: Tim Good
Lizzie Armitstead during stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire. Credit: Tim Goode
Warm welcome for riders in East Keswick Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Riders cross the start line during stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire. Credit: Tim Goode


Cycling legend's memorial dressed up for Tour De Yorkshire

A memorial to one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists has been dressed up for the Tour De Yorkshire.

Thomas Simpson, who lived in Harworth, started cycling as a teenager and won a bronze medal at the1956 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

He died aged 29 after collapsing during the ascent of Mont Ventous.

Today's race will pass the memorial in Harworth in North Nottinghamshire.

TUC rally to take place in Leeds

Trades Union Congress (TUC) is planning to hold a rally in Leeds today.

The march, at Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds City Art Gallery begins at 11.30am. Speakers include Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon.

One of the groups taking part, Leeds No Borders is calling for the right to work for asylum seekers, equal rights & pay for migrant workers and an end to what they describe as 'racist' immigration controls.

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