Thousands watch cyclists cross Scarborough finish line

Tour de Yorkshire. The cyclists ride to the finish at Scarborough's North Bay. pic Richard Ponter 151726a

Tour de Yorkshire. The cyclists ride to the finish at Scarborough's North Bay. pic Richard Ponter 151726a

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Spectators in Scarborough roared as loud as the crashing waves as the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists crossed the seafront finish line.

Stage One came to a spectacular close in North Bay as winner Lars-Petter Nordhaug of Norway stormed home.

Thousands of people cheered, whistled and hammered against security barriers creating a wall of noise as the riders flooded into Royal Albert Drive.

Nordhaug was presented with his Stage One jersey by Scarborough’s mayor Pat Marsburg and North Yorkshire County Council’s vice chairman David Jeffels.

Cllr Jeffels said: “The turnout of the crowd along the whole route has been amazing.

“The publicity for Scarborough from this event is priceless and it’s a wonderful curtain-up to the summer season.”

The Day One winners are:

Lars-Petter Nordhaug - stage victory

Team Sky - best team

Perrig Quemeneur - most aggressive rider

Lars-Petter Nordhaug - overall individual time

Lars-Petter Nordhaug - best sprinter

Perrig Quemeneur - best climber

Lars-Petter Nordhaug - blue jersey

Thomas Voeckler - green jersey

Perrig Quemeneur - pink jersey

Tim Declerq - grey jersey