Parts of the Tour de Yorkshire route are currently covered in snow

Snow has been falling over some parts of the Tour de Yorkshire route on Tuesday, but the weather is expected to get a little milder by the time the race starts on Friday

It's not just at the Tour de Romandie where cyclists are having to deal with snow, those out on a reconnaissance of the Tour de Yorkshire route also found the roads covered in the white stuff.

As England is subjected to an unseasonable cold snap, the north of the country seems to be faring worst, with snow and hail falling for much of the day on Tuesday.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.