York Council makes loss on Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart

Figures leaked to the York Press reveal that York Council overspent by £60,000 when planning the Tour de France, while losing money on other events.

York Minster featured on day 2 of Yorkshire's Grand Depart

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire was seen by many people as an overwhelming success, but figures revealed in the York Press show the council’s finances did not add up.

York Council is likely to have overspent by £60,000, according the Press, with thousands of pounds being lost elsewhere over the Tour weekend.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.