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France's Thomas Voeckler wins Tour de Yorkshire

France's Thomas Voeckler wins the Tour de Yorkshire Credit: ITV Sport

France's Thomas Voeckler has won this year's Tour de Yorkshire after finishing third in last year's race. He clinched the title after winning Sunday's final stage with a 198km ride from Middlesbrough to Scarborough.

He took advantage of a lapse in concentration by Nicolas Roche during a sprint to the finish. The highest placed British finisher was Adam Yates from Bury.

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Tour de Yorkshire draws to a close on final stage

There have been large crowds lining the route of the Tour de Yorkshire for its third and final day. The riders set off from Middlesbrough this morning before heading through North Yorkshire to Scarborough.

The event was praised by the director of the Tour de France. Christian Prudhomme said Yorkshire has put itself at the heart of cycling. James Webster reports:

Disruption on York rail network

Disruption continues on rail services to and from York, including on the mainline between Newcastle and Kings Cross.

Network Rail say they contacted police this morning after reports of a woman's body on a section of train line at Moor Lane, Copmanthorpe,

​That section is currently closed whilst North Yorkshire Police and British Transport Police undertake enquiries to determine the identity of the woman.

​Inspector Mark Henderson from North Yorkshire Police said:

"Police are currently making enquires to identify the woman and inform her next of kin. Moor Lane remains closed at this time and there is a temporary stop on the main railway line which is expected to cause some disruption."

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Crowds wrap up as the Tour hits Northallerton

Calendar's josh Stead tweets as the Tour riders pass through Northallerton.

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Tour de Yorkshire passes through Great Ayton

Large crowds gathered in Great Ayton to watch this year's Tour de Yorkshire pass through the village.

A statue of a young Captain James Cook in Great Ayton is decorated for the Tour de Yorkshire Credit: ITV
Crowds waiting for the riders in Great Ayton Credit: ITV
The riders pass through Great Ayton on this year's Tour de Yorkshire Credit: ITV
Tour de Yorkshire 2016 in Great Ayton Credit: ITV
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