Hundreds of people queued outside the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre for free tickets
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Giro d'Italia: Long queues for team presentation tickets

Organisers of the Giro d'Italia cycle race opening ceremony in Belfast have blamed "extremely high demand" for long delays faced by people trying to secure tickets on the internet.

When tickets became available at 09:00 BST, many people were advised of a 90-minute online wait for the free tickets.

Mark Simpson reports.