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Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire is back and the race will be hosted by six different towns. The second edition of the race takes place from April 29 to May 1 and will visit three different start locations and three different finish towns.

Stage one will take riders from Beverley to Settle and is widely billed as a sprinters’ stage. However, with plenty of home riders looking to make a name for themselves and a series of climbs before the end, it could be a day for a breakaway to chance its luck and go for the stage win.

This stage takes in some of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ route which should see the crowds out in their masses to line the roads.

The second stage could again be one for the sprinters, especially if their teams’ efforts were not rewarded the day before. This stage also has a few kicks towards the end that could split the bunch or set someone up for a solo break for glory.

Making its way from Otley to Doncaster, stage two takes in roads that have not been raced on in either the Tour de France or Tour de Yorkshire.

The start town is home to current World Champion Lizzie Armitstead who may take the line for the women’s race. Both the men’s and women’s races follow this route rather than the abridged version raced by the women last year.

The final stage includes more climbing and so could be the decider for the overall GC. Similar to some of the parcours used in 2015, stage three goes from Middlesbrough to Scarborough and takes in six King of the Mountain peaks in the 196km.

The closest point to see the race from Reeth will be when it goes through the market town of Northallerton.

Click here to learn more about le tour.