Tour de Yorkshire: stage 2 in images

A behind the scenes look at a grueling final stage.

Rain, wind, and cold combine with numerous steep climbs to make for a punishing day on tough Yorkshire terrain for the second and final day Saturday.

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 overall winner Lizzie Deignan was aggressive, but still without her top race form paid a price, and finished with teammate Audrey Cordon-Ragot (15th) in a group fighting for 13th place.

In the gallery below, photographer Jojo Harper beautifully captures the demanding day.

I didn't use my energy in the right places, but when you're on the limit you don't really think clearly. I am exhausted. I can take away from today that I was there when I needed to be on the climbs but in the crosswinds, I was completely blocked.

- Lizzie Deignan