Tickets for Leeds Tour de France team presentation start at £45

Tickets for the official Tour de France team presentation in the Leeds Arena on July 3, priced between £45 and £85

Tickets for the 2014 Tour de France team presentation at Leeds Arena on the evening of Thursday July 3 go on sale this week, and are priced between £45 and £85.

Organisers are promising a ‘spectacular event’ featuring the 22 teams taking part in the 2014 Tour, plus live entertainment and acts, with an audience of around 10,000.

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Tickets are priced at £45, £55, £65 and £85, available from the Leeds Arena website from 9am on Friday, April 25.

“The Team Presentation this year in Leeds will be a first for the Tour and we hope it will become a template for Team Presentations in the future,” said Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme. “It shows how much passion there is for cycling in the UK and Yorkshire’s Grand Départ.”

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “When we were handed the honour of hosting the Grand Départ here in Yorkshire, we promised the ASO that we would put on the grandest of Grand Départs. This spectacular event at the arena is part of doing just that – and this offers fans the chance to not only witness a first in the history of the Tour, but be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event for our county.”

The 2014 Tour de France starts on Saturday, July 5, with the first of three stage hosted by Britain starting in Leeds and finishing in Harrogate. Stage two on Sunday, July 6, runs from York to Sheffield, with stage three travelling from Cambridge to London on Monday, July 7.

Tour de France 2014 stage one route in pictures

A pictorial preview of the route of the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire