Norwegian cyclist Lars Petter Nordhaug has won the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire for Team Sky.
German racing cyclist Marcel Kittel has dropped out of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Team Sky sprinter Ben Swift has said that he is "fresh and ready to go" as the Yorkshire-born cyclist takes part in his first big race on home soil.
The 27-year-old missed last year's Grand Départ but is confident of making an impact at the Tour de Yorkshire following a short break and a return to form.
He was speaking to John Shires:
People from all over the country have flocked to see Olympian champion ride through Yorkshire, but the cyclist wasn't even at the start line when the Tour began!
As one journalist asked a question about his expectations for the race, Wiggins replied laughing, "I think the race has just started! There's the expectations, I'm not even going to finish it!" before leaving to take his place.
Gary Verity, the man who brought the Tour to Yorkshire, has tweeted that the Tour he's been brought to tears.
As the first ever Tour de Yorkshire enters our region, Sir Bradley Wiggins say he wants to stay safe and healthy en route and expects the tour to be a ‘good workout.’
The cyclist, who is heading team Wiggins, is hoping the three stages can prove good preparation for other races later this year and hopes it will be a boost for some of his younger colleagues: