Photo gallery: behind the scenes at York Racecourse for stage two of the 2014 Tour de France

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Photo gallery: behind the scenes at York Racecourse for stage two of the 2014 Tour de France

Another stage of Le Tour Yorkshire, another massive turn out

Yorkshire has continued in the same emphatic vein that brought much of the county to a standstill yesterday.

Stage two of the 2014 Tour de France has taken up the baton passed by the multitude who flocked to Leeds, Harrogate, and the stage one parcours

Thousands of people sacrificed a Sunday morning lie-in to fill the stands at York Racecourse and watch the riders sign on and roll out for a demanding 201km stage to Sheffield.

Stage one winner, Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano), resplendent in yellow jersey and toting a new, yellow-tinged Giant Propel, was among the star attractions.

And a sizeable scrum formed outside the Omega Pharma-Quickstep bus to hear a certain other sprint king declare his race over.

Enjoy this gallery from the second day of the Yorkshire Grand Départ.

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