Team Sky, the cycling team that includes 2013 winner Chris Froome, set out on a warm-up ride from their base at a hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
The riders will depart for real from the town in the Tour de France Grand Départ on Saturday.
Yorkshire bids au revoir to the tour after two days of great racing.
A look at some of the key events in the history of the Tour de France.
The world's greatest bike race got off to a flying start today, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the Tour de France to Britain.