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It's finally here - the day the Tour de Yorkshire hits Huddersfield!

After a ceremonial start at 10.10am the men's race kicks off at 12.30pm in Bradford.

Ominously titled The Yorkshire Terrier due to its punishing parcours, the riders will take a scenic trip to the Dales before heading back along the Aire Valley for the first of eight climbs on the Côte de Silsden at 2.04pm.

The Côtes de Haworth and Leeming then follow in quick succession at 2.22pm and 2:32pm respectively before the peloton reaches the Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled beast will be crested at 2.54pm before an intermediate sprint in Clifton at 3.09pm.

The riders hit Cleckheaton at 3.06pm and Bradley at 3.25pm before heading to Holmfirth at 3.50pm and on to South Yorkshire. The final sprint points are up for grabs in Stocksbridge at 4.47pm before the weary riders tackle a gruelling 22km to the finish line in Fox Valley at 5.15pm.

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Round up of the day

Here’s a full round up of the day’s action - see if you’re in our pictures and video!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did - thanks for joining us!

The final moments

Not the sprint finish we were hoping for but an easy one-two for Team Dimension Data after some hard work earlier in the race.

Serge Pauwels wins

The Belgian has taken the stage win and with it has won the Tour de Yorkshire completely.

It was a one/two for Team Dimension Data with Omar Fraile following his team mate across the finish line at Fox Valley in Sheffield.

It's the final furlong

Well the last kilometre actually.

We’re set for a sprint finish between team mates.

Amusing dog on a bike picture klaxon

I wonder if this guy is in the lead group?

Tour De Yorkshire in Holmfirth
Tour De Yorkshire in Holmfirth (Image: Simon Morley)

The race is hotting up

Team Dimension Data rider Serge Pauwels has got a 30 second lead with only about three miles to go.

Meanwhile top rider Nacer Bouhanni is off to hospital after this horrible crash. His condition is currently unknown.

The last seven miles are ahead

The breakaway has been caught and there’s a lead group now of about 30 riders who are trying to stay ahead of the main pack.

Meanwhile here’s some earlier footage courtesy of your neighbourhood police.

Unfortunate crash of the day

Three members of the Great Britain team appear to have taken each other out. There’ll be some stern words at the post-race meeting. Meanwhile, yesterday’s winner Nacer Bouhanni has had a nasty crash and looks to be seriously hurt.

Race climax is just half-an-hour away

And if you’re in the Brighouse area there’s a big screen set up you can watch it on.

Official update

Here’s an official update from the Tour De Yorkshire organisers. Will these five make it to the end without being caught?

Recognition for the crowds

ITV4 has again highlighted the impressive crowds in Holmfirth. The support staff in Team Madison Genesis’s car agree.

Blink and you'll miss them...

So here’s a chance to re-live the riders going through the centre of Holmfirth, courtesy of Examiner reporter Andrew Robinson.

The Holme Valley hills are hitting

The race is now in Holmfirth and the riders have to tackle the hills back out again towards South Yorkshire.

They’re heading up Dunford Road as we speak.

Biggest crowds since Tour De France

The last two Tour De Yorkshires have been hit by bad weather.

This year Kirklees and Yorkshire is doing the country proud with huge crowds checking out the race.

No doubt they’re the biggest since the Tour De France in 2014 - look at these lot waiting in Holmfirth. Only ten minutes to go people!

'It's about to go crazy'

ITV4 cycling pundit, David Miller, says the race is about to heat up as the riders approach the hill up to Farnley Tyas.

Team Sky are positioning themselves for an attack.

Look out for aerial footage of local school children and their live art.

The race is now in Huddersfield

The leading six have just passed through Cooper Bridge.

The main group are two-and-a-half minutes behind them.

Meanwhile, Holmfirth awaits the excitement. Only about 15 minutes to wait people.

Travel advice

Stay away from the A62 Leeds Road between Birstall and Cooper Bridge as it is currently closed temporarily for the race.

Crowds are building on the edge of Huddersfield waiting for the riders to skirt Bradley and into Dalton.

Video of the Shibden Wall nightmare

Have a look at this video. This is what makes professional cyclists hard as nails. Having to tackle an insane cobbled hill in the middle of a 120 mile race.

The riders are now in Kirklees

The front of the race has just tackled the nasty hill out of Brighouse up to Scholes.

They’re only a few minutes from Birstall and then onto Mirfield where cycling fan Clr Martyn Bolt is waiting to watch the race go through his home ward.

The caravan has made it to Holmfirth

The convoy of non-race vehicles which is about an hour ahead of the riders, has gone through Holmfirth.

They're going up the brutal cobbles

Imagine doing Shibden Wall on a Penny Farthing...never mind a £10,000 modern day racing machine!

Stage three run through

If you’re just tuning in here’s the Stage 3 run-through to explain the route today.

We’re a few minutes away from the race coming to Brighouse and then on to North Kirklees.

Race update

The seven-strong breakaway is still intact with about 100km to go. They’re about to hit Shibden Wall at Halifax.

If you don’t know it’s a brutal climb with sections that are 25% - or 1 in 4 in old money!

Compo lives!

Our reporter Andrew Robinson is in Holmfirth waiting for the race and look who he’s found.

A Tour De Yorkshire wedding!

A couple getting married at East Riddleston Hall near Keighly popped out of their wedding breakfast to check out the cycling.

Shopkeepers have been trying hard to emulate the Tour De France efforts

Oh dear...it sounds like Penistone is going to trump Holmfirth in the who’s got the best bunting stakes!

M1/M62 drama is over

It seems the police incident was short lived - so as you were!

Travel alert - M1/M62 link closed

If you’re planning to drive up the M1 and onto the M62 towards Huddersfield (or anywhere else) there’s a problem.

Brighouse folk are expectant

About an hour to go until it hits Brighouse. A bit of street art has been prepared to welcome the riders.

Holmfirth folk are ready

If you want to have a few drinks this is one of the local firms pitching up for TDY fans.

Hopefully the police aren’t partaking!