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Gallery: The best images from the Tour de Yorkshire

A selection of the best images from the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. Photos: SWPix.com and Jack Elton-Walters

The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire came to a close on Sunday evening after another successful edition that saw huge crowds mob the roadside for the women's and men's events. The former was increased from one to two stages for the first time this year and the organisers and fans were treated to aggressive racing that saw Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) win the first ever summit finish.

The overall win in the men's race went to Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) who crossed the line second on the tough final stage in to Leeds. The day's win went to Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) after he spent almost 120km clear on his own.

From Stage 1 we knew this would be a great year for the men's race after the breakaway rode as a coordinated unit all day and held on to take the win.

First across the line was young Yorkshireman Harry Tanfield (Canyon-Eisberg) and with the win he took the leader's jersey. He surrendered it the next day but by then he'd further made his name on his home roads.

With the women's race providing some of the best racing across both races, the case to increase the number of days to three and even on parity at four has been boosted.

Away from the pros, five thousands amateurs tackled some of the same roads as Stage 4 of the men's race in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive.

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