WATCH: Tour de France tree manoeuvres

A Tour de France crew had their work cut out for them today (Thursday July 3) when they were faced with the problem of an unfortunately placed tree in Harrogate.

Crew members were tasked with the bizzare job of steering a rogue branch from a tree on the West Park to allow their truck to pass through.

Harrogate Tour de France preparations

Harrogate Tour de France preparations

A group of onlookers gathered to watch the events transpire as the truck successfully made it to its destination.

One bystander commented: “And the tree lives on” despite a small branch breaking off in the confusion.