Published on 6 Jul 2014 Sections ,

‘Tour de Yorkshire’ comes to an end – photo gallery

Two days of cycling excitement come to an end in Yorkshire – with Italian Vincenzo Nibali claiming the yellow shirt on the second stage of the Tour de France. See pictures from the day here.

Tour de Yorkshire comes to an endThe Tour de France second stage began on Sunday – with the cyclists going 201km from York to Sheffield.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMThe route included a number of major hills through the Yorkshire countryside.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMHundreds of thousands lined the streets following the Grand Depart on Saturday.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMYorkshire ‘the’ has been a running gag of the day…height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM…and some people have taken it very seriouslyheight 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMThe course took in some big hills – including a packed Haworth High Street.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMA lot has been said of the route’s beautiful scenery and landmarks – including Knaresborough Castle.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMAlong the route locals have very much been getting into the spirit of things.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMGermany’s Marcel Kittel started the day in the yellow jersey after winning the first stage.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMTomorrow the yellow jersey will be taken over by Italy’s Vincenzo Nibaliheight 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMThere are three Brits left in the race after Mark Cavendish crashed out on the first day – including Chris Froome.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMFans show how much Britain loves cycling.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMMedieval ruins become seats for spectators watching the rest of the race on the big screen.height 768width 1024orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM

After the drama of the first day – in which a crash near the finish line ended Mark Cavendish’s involvement – the Tour de France took off from York and ended in Sheffield.

The yellow jersey was taken from Germany’s Marcel Kittel by Nibali. The green jersey went to Peter Sagan.

On Monday the Tour heads from Cambridge to London.

See Channel 4 News viewers’ pictures from the Tour de Yorkshire route.

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