Tour de France 2014: Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire

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Le Tour director 'excited' for opening ceremony

The region is gearing up for the opening ceremony of the biggest annual free sporting event in the world tonight.

Last-minute preparations are underway at Leeds Arena for a spectacular team presentation.

All one-hundred-and-ninety-eight riders from the 22 teams will take part in a public parade through the city centre.

Christian Prudhomme, Director of Le Tour de France told Duncan Wood he is looking forward to seeing the plans become a reality:

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