More pictures from Tour de Yorkshire in Whitby

29 April 2016.......    The peloton makes its way up the Cote de Robin Hoods Bay on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. Picture Tony Johnson
29 April 2016....... The peloton makes its way up the Cote de Robin Hoods Bay on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. Picture Tony Johnson

The bank holiday in Whitby seems rather subdued compared to the hype and excitement yesterday for the second Tour de Yorkshire.

Thousands turned out to see the race from Castleton to Robin Hood’s Bay on Sunday clapping and cheering as riders raced along the 198km route for Stage 3.

JLT Condor Cycling Team riders Graham Briggs, Tom Moses and Stephen Williams climb up out of Robin Hoods Bay during their recce of the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesborough to Scarborough.  20 April 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

JLT Condor Cycling Team riders Graham Briggs, Tom Moses and Stephen Williams climb up out of Robin Hoods Bay during their recce of the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesborough to Scarborough. 20 April 2016. Picture Bruce Rollinson

It was before the pack headed to Scarborough for a thriliing finish which was Frenchman Thomas Voeckler take victory.

He said it was like having his own Tour de France and thanked the public for their support.

He said: “I felt bad because I was more cheered than some British riders. It was like having a Tour de France stage in my home region, it was so amazing. I am not saying that because I am here, I really feel it.

“To see my name written on the road or on banners held by children really touches me. I have been a rider for 16 years and I have never seen anything like that.”

1May 2016.......    The peloton makes its way up the Cote de Robin Hoods Bay on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. Picture Tony Johnson

1May 2016....... The peloton makes its way up the Cote de Robin Hoods Bay on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. Picture Tony Johnson

From the Esk Valley to the Bay and in Whitby town centre there was bunting, flags, seas of yellow and blue to spur on the cyclists and then residents, and the holidaymakers that had come to the Whitby area especially to catch a glimpse of the action, continued the fun with street parties and celebrations.

They included pensioners Maud Jarvis and Irene Stubbs from Mansfield in Nottingham.

Maud said: “We are in Whitby for the week and definitely wanted to come and see some of the race. My friend did a lot of cycling in her youth. I have come to give her some moral support and enjoy it all myself because I have never seen one before.”

Cyclists make their way through the outskirts of Whitby. Tour de Yorkshire - stage three, Sunday 1st May 2016. Picture: Scott Wicking.

Cyclists make their way through the outskirts of Whitby. Tour de Yorkshire - stage three, Sunday 1st May 2016. Picture: Scott Wicking.

tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby

tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby

spectators at the tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby

spectators at the tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby

tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby

tour of yorkshire passing through grosmont, Whitby