York spectator hubs for Tour de France

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Three additional spectator hubs will be set up in York for people to watch stages of the Tour de France.

The second leg of the events for the Grand Depart in Yorkshire will start at York Racecourse in July.

A total of 20,000 tickets to watch the event at the racecourse were taken once they became available. New venues are also being planned.

The viewpoints will be at Monk Stray, York Designer Outlet and Rowntree Park, the city council said.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, who is responsible for leisure, culture and tourism in the city, said: "These free spectator hubs will open early in the morning and will offer the elite cycling action live on screens in a safe, family friendly environment.

"They'll be relaying the action of the Grand Depart and the second day's stage across the Pennines and down to Sheffield, so everyone can enjoy the added atmosphere of large screen action of this epic occasion."

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