Tickets go on sale Friday for Tour de France team presentation in Leeds - pre-registration closes tonight

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Tickets will go on sale this Friday for what Welcome to Yorkshire is billing as the biggest team presentation in the history of the Tour de France, at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday, July 3. But if you’re quick there’s a chance to get them earlier by pre-registering, which closes tonight.

The tickets, which cost £45, £55, £65 and £85, will go on sale at 9am on Friday, April 25 through the venue’s website.

But Le Tour Yorkshire says that there will be a chance to get them before that by pre-registering on its own website, as long as you do so by midnight tonight.

Anyone requiring accessible seating will have to wait until Friday, and book tickets by calling 0844 248 1585 and pressing option 2.

The £60 million venue, which opened with a Bruce Springsteen concert in July last year, has a capacity of 13,500.

Last year’s team presentation at the harbour of Porto-Vecchio on Corsica was free, as was the one in Trafalgar Square in London in 2007, the last time the race was in the UK.

However, it’s not unknown for the event to be ticketed, dictated largely by the type of venue in which it is held.

In 2011, tickets were sold for the team presentation at the Vendée region’s Puy du Fou theme park, with the crowd numbering more than 7,000.