Tadcaster has played host to a fantastic festival of cycling as the Tour de Yorkshire's second stage got under way from Tadcaster Bridge.
The peloton was treated to an enthusiastic warm welcome at the start line in Tadcaster as 405 schoolchildren lined the Bridge to signify the number of days they had been without it following the tragic floods of 2015. The Yorkshire Regiment Drums Platoon were also on hand to provide a rousing reception before the riders went on their way.
Once again the weather proved favourable and all the towns and villages along the 122.5km route did the county proud by celebrating the race in a whole host of imaginative ways as it passed by.
The day concluded in Harrogate where the sprint specialists raced towards the finish line. Here, Nacer Bouhanni latched onto Jonathan Hivert’s wheel, but as his compatriot faded Bounhanni pressed on to seal his fourth win of the season.
1 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:45:51
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica-Scott
3 Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Energie
4 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
5 Chris Lawless (GBR) Great Britain
6 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Dimension Data
7 Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb
8 Tony Hurel (FRA) Direct Energie
9 Matthew Homes (GBR) Madison Genesis
10 Adam Blythe (GBR) Aqua Blue Sport
General Classification after stage two
1 Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica-Scott 6:55:17
2 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis, Solutions Credits +0:00:02
3 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Team LottoNl-Jumbo +0:00:02