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And they're off! It's the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire and the riders have set off from Bridlington Spa.

From there they're heading to Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint.

The first King of the Mountain climb is up the Côte de Garrowby Hill followed by the Côte de Goathland, before the riders hit the coastline again at Whitby .

There they'll get a great view of Whitby Abbey before continuing on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then into Scarborough for the finish along North Bay - 173km done!

The second stage tomorrow will see the riders setting off from Tadcaster, taking in a slightly shorter 122.5km route to finish in Harrogate.

Let's not forget the women's race which follows the same route but starts at 9.20am.

And on Sunday it's a big day for us as the tour hits Huddersfield!

Keep coming back over the full weekend for the latest updates - and share your pictures and video with us! Tweet @examiner and we'll share the best stuff here.

Live news from stage three of the race

Looking for the latest updates? Click here for our live blog from stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire as the riders hit Huddersfield!

And it's over for today!

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Riders currently sprinting through Whitby!

This is what the riders will see in Scarborough

Those yellow signs...

Huddersfield company Fastsigns is behind the yellow Tour de Yorkshire signs we've been seeing
Huddersfield company Fastsigns is behind the yellow Tour de Yorkshire signs we've been seeing (Image: Fastsigns)

We’ve been seeing these around for a while - they were made by Fastsigns, a Huddersfield company.

Owner Mark Davies says he’s really proud to have played his part in the event.

“Thousands are expected to turn out for the Tour de Yorkshire, both to watch and take part, so managing traffic and parking effectively is a priority for the organisers,” explained Mark.

“Our job was to create nearly 600 black-and-yellow temporary signs that will be displayed close to the route, warning people about possible delays and parking restrictions. With so many signs to produce, our team of six kept the printer going until the job was complete.”

Everything you need to know about the tour!

We’ve been writing about the Tour de Yorkshire for ages - here’s all the info you’ll need to watch the race

West Yorkshire Police getting involved!

Lovely tweet from the police!

How amazing is this!

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team climbed St Leonard’s Church at Wortley, Leeds, to get it ready for the tour de Yorkshire
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team climbed St Leonard’s Church at Wortley, Leeds, to get it ready for the tour de Yorkshire (Image: Woodhead Mountain Rescue)

St Leonard’s Church at Wortley, Leeds, wanted to stand out from the crowd when the Tour de Yorkshire passes - so enlisted the help of Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team to put up this huge banner in bright colours with the tower clock face in the centre.

Team Leader Keith Wakeley said: “We are all really excited about the Tour de Yorkshire coming through our area and when we got the call from St Leonard’s Church we were more than happy to help. We have close links with all our local communities, who support the team in many ways, so it is always nice when we can give something back.”

Riders' current position

The riders' position at 2.12pm
The riders' position at 2.12pm (Image: Welcome to Yorkshire)

The riders have come through Driffield now and are heading to Southburn. There’s a big climb coming up soon at Pocklington!

Bit of action for the technical minds among you!

We do it big in Yorkshire!

Best places to watch the tour around Huddersfield

If you’re heading out to watch the riders on Sunday, you’ll need to know some of the best spots! Here’s a bit of help for you!

Here's what the riders are up against today!

Stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017
Stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (Image: letour.yorkshire.com)

And they're off!