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Call for more Tour de France funding
9:47am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
YORK is set to plough a further £873,000 into preparations and arrangements for next year’s Tour de France, with council bosses estimating it will attract 180,000 extra visitors to the city.
City leaders will next week be asked to approve the investment – following £500,000 already agreed – with £200,000 being devoted to roads.
A further £221,000 will go towards project management, £100,000 on marketing and communications, and £564,000 on event costs for July 6 next year, when the second day of the Départ begins in York. Meanwhile, £99,000 will be spent on regional or local legacy events.
Council contingency funds will provide £673,000 of the funding, with its Delivery and Innovation Fund providing the rest and the Government contributing an additional £291,000.
Tour organisers ASO and their technical teams will visit the city within weeks to finalise the route, view road conditions and make other arrangements.
Yorkshire is hosting Le Grand Départ, the event's opening stages.
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