Stage Two |UCI 2.1 | 4 May
The second stage of the Tour De Yorkshire was the shortest of the race but for the first time in the history of the event featured a hill top finish up the Cow & Calf climb in Ilkey. As the peloton rolled out of Barnsley on the 149km course the pace was brutal with a lot of riders dropped within the first ten kilometres.
Eventually the break went clear and once again Baylis found himself at the head of affairs. Working well together the break lasted most of the stage but there was to be no mistake again from the peloton as they reeled them in with just 20km remaining.
The team looked to set up Karol Domagalski for the finish and a tenacious attack from Jacob Scott went clear with 8km only to be reeled in at the bottom of the final climb. Pete Williams on home roads placed the team well and a sterling effort from James Oram looked to drop Domagalski off in the front of the race. The Polish man ran out of legs at the top of the climb to finish 23rd with teammate Oram just in front in 21st. Tom Baylis claimed the most aggressive rider prize for his hard work at the front.