Dutchman Moreno Hofland won stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire in York.

Hofland earned the LottoNL-Jumbo team their first victory of the season as he edged out IAM Cycling's Matteo Pelucchi on the final straight in Knavesmire Road.

Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug maintained the overall lead as the Norwegian, winner of stage one in Scarborough yesterday, finished safely in the front group.

He leads by ten seconds from Spain's 2008 Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez (BMC) and Frenchman Thomas Voeckler.

Sir Bradley Wiggins finished in the second pack, six seconds behind the leaders, and he remains more than 15 minutes off the overall lead.

Louise Mahe won the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire women's race in a photo finish.

The IKON-Mazda rider narrowly beat Eileen Roe (Wiggle Honda) and Katie Curtis (Pearl Izumi), winning by a matter of inches after four laps of the 20km circuit around the city.