High hopes for economic boost as the Tour de France gets closer

As the "Big Weekend" gets underway in Cambridge tonight, the people planning for the arrival of the Tour de France in the city say they're ready.

And they're hoping it will provide huge economic benefits to the region as the Tour de France races through Cambridgeshire and Essex on Monday.

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

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Preparations for the "Big Weekend" in Cambridge

The final preparations are underway for the "Big Weekend" in Cambridge, which leads up to the start of the Tour de France.