Tour de France event for amateur cyclists coming to Las Vegas
L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France, a mass amateur cycling event organized by the Tour de France, arrives in Las Vegas on May 13-14, 2023.
The new event was announced Thursday at the Las Vegas Ballpark®, the start location of the race, by L’Étape by Tour de France, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Clark County and Las Representatives from the Vegas Ballpark. The Las Vegas Ballpark® hosted a Tour de France evening to celebrate the announcement of the event.
The Las Vegas Stage offers distance for all levels of cycling. Racers can choose between the competitive distances of 75 miles, 50 miles or 25 miles.
Riders will compete for authentic Tour de France jerseys, including the yellow jersey, for the male and female winners, the green jersey, for the winners of the sprint section, and the polka dot jersey, for the king/queen of the mountain (KOM /QOM) section winners.
All routes will depart from the Las Vegas Ballpark and head west into Red Rock Canyon, with an elevation of over +6,000 feet for runners opting for the 75-mile distance.
The courses have been designed by Tour de France experts and the course maps are available online at lasvegas.letapebytourdefrance.com.
There will also be a family ride (10 miles) and a children’s race.
The weekend-long event will include a fan fest at the Las Vegas Ballpark, inspired by the iconic Tour de France Village Départ. A Tour de France champion will also attend the event, walk the course with participants and share their Tour de France experiences at a paid Champions Dinner. (The present champion will be announced later this year).
“We are thrilled to bring L’Étape by Tour de France to Las Vegas. In trying to find a home for L’Étape by Tour de France in the United States, we couldn’t think of a better fit than Las Vegas. This city is synonymous with new experiences and adventures and L’Étape Las Vegas is exactly that: offering a unique and challenging Tour de France quality event on the beautiful roads of Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon. one of the most legendary cities in the world. said Michael Brown, Race Director L’Étape Las Vegas.