Members of Team Sky took on the legendary Holme Moss climb as they recced the route ahead of the real thing on July 6.
The professionals raced to the top, passing a number of awe-struck amateur cyclists, even finding time to chat with fans who managed to keep up for a short time.
And Froome showed a glimpse of his “King of the Mountains” talent as he “va-va-Froomed” ahead of the other three pro-cyclists to the summit of the feared Holme Valley hill.
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Froome was asked on Twitter by one of the fans that had pedalled up with him, how he rated the final 50 kilometres of the stage.
He said: “Very tough. It’s going to be an exciting stage of racing!!”
Froome, who is favourite to retain his Tour De France yellow jersey title, tackled the whole of stage two of the Le Tour Yorkshire, from Harrogate to Sheffield via the Calder Valley and Huddersfield.
The famous team was spotted all over the region as the mini-peleton surveyed possible danger points and opportunities to attack their competitors.
But it wasn’t all hard work as the whole team, including Froome, stopped in Holmfirth for a break.
Valley cycling fans couldn’t believe it as the unmistakable Team Sky car parked up on Huddersfield Road and cyclists, mechanics and Team Sky bosses stopped for refreshments at Longley’s Ice Creams.
Fan, Pete Swallow, tweeted: “Unbelievable Team Sky stopped for a break in Holmfirth, exciting times.”
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