Free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for event at Belfast City Hall on May 8: available from Thursday, April 24

Entry to the Giro d’Italia opening event and team presentation in Belfast on Thursday May 8 will be free of charge, although spectators will have to apply for tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Giro 2014 opening event takes place in the grounds of Belfast City Hall from 6.30pm on May 8, and will include the presentation of all 22 teams plus entertainment from Irish tenor Finbar Wright and RampRage Extreme Sports Crew.

Tickets will be available via the Visit Belfast website from 9am on Thursday, April 24, and from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre opposite Belfast City Hall. Tickets are limited to two per person.