Tour de Yorkshire gallery: the view from the Cow and Calf

Photographer Russ Ellis joined the crowds on the climb of the Cow and Calf to capture the atmosphere on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire

Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug won the first ever edition of the Tour de Yorkshire after Ben Hermans (BMC) took a solo stage win into Leeds on stage three. However for many, the story of the day was the enormity of the crowds that cheered on the peloton through the Pennines.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.