A power cut threatened to spoil the party in Haworth but overnight repairs and a never-say-die attitude won over to make the day a truly memorable experience.
Adam Fowler was there:
A blown electricity cable in Haworth threatened to derail the Tour de France last night as it left homes and businesses without power.
There was a blackout at around 10pm, followed by reports of smoke "rising from the pavement".
By 1am, work was underway to dig up the road. It was finished with hours to spare so the cyclists will proceed down Changegate as planned - though the fresh Tarmac is still warm.
An artist from Haworth says his sculpture made of over 25 thousand 2p pieces should be finished in time for the start of the Tour De France.
Craig Dyson, 23, hopes the cyclists will pass his work of art as they ride through the village for the Grand Départ.