Tour de France event for amateur cyclists in Las Vegas in May 2023
L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France is preparing to offer a unique cycling experience in Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon next year
LAS VEGAS – L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France, a mass amateur cycling event organized by the Tour de France, is coming to Las Vegas on May 13-14, 2023. The new event was announced Thursday at the Las Vegas Ballpark® – the race start location – by L’Étape by Tour de France, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Clark County and Las Vegas Ballpark representatives. 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 routes have been designed by Tour de France experts and the route 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).
L’Étape Las Vegas is working with LVCVA, Las Vegas Ballpark, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition and local counties and municipalities to bring this event to Las Vegas.
Registration for L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France is open on lasvegas.letapebytourdefrance.com.
“We are thrilled to bring L’Étape by Tour de France to Las Vegas. When trying to find a home for L’Étape by Tour de France in the US, 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. We bring the legendary name of the Tour de France to one of the most legendary cities in the world. —Michael Brown, Race Director of L’Étape Las Vegas
“The first Tour de France was held in 1903 and it has slowly but surely grown to become the biggest cycling event in the world, with an audience of 2 billion. And, here we are announcing the very first L’Étape Las Vegas. t is a wonderful development to watch and we couldn’t be happier to extend the L’Étape by Tour de France series to Las Vegas.”—Umberto Paolo Mancini, ASO and Tour de France representative
“We are thrilled to welcome amateur cyclists from all over the world to experience L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France in 2023. L’Étape by Tour de France has been a great partner in bringing this race to Las Vegas, and we’ We are confident that participants and spectators will be amazed by the natural beauty of the great outdoors of Southern Nevada. We look forward to sharing the many incredible experiences – from sports and entertainment to restaurants, spas and more – that make Las Vegas the greatest arena in the world. —Steve Hill, CEO and Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
“The Las Vegas Ballpark in downtown Summerlin is not only a premier ballpark, it’s also a great venue for special events of all kinds, including L’Etape Las Vegas by Tour de France. . We look forward to welcoming cyclists from all over the world, including our own local cycling community, for this unique event associated with the legendary Tour de France. —Don Logan, President and CEO of Las Vegas Aviators
“L’Étape by Tour de France in Las Vegas will give cycling greater visibility among the general public. This is a perfect opportunity for curious cyclists to take part in a new sport, while drawing the attention of drivers to caution and vigilance when cyclists are present. — Keely Brooks, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition
About L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France
L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France offers amateur cyclists the legendary Tour de France experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Riders from seasoned veterans to first-timers can choose between 75-mile, 50-mile and 25-mile courses designed by Tour de France experts. All routes will depart from the Las Vegas Ballpark and head west into scenic Red Rock Canyon. The riders will compete for an authentic Yellow Jersey and will have the chance to ride with a Tour de France Champion. The event will take place on May 13 and 14, 2023 and is one of only two US destinations for L’Étape by Tour de France in 2023.
About L’Étape by Tour de France
L’Etape by Tour de France is the world’s leading mass participation cycling event, with events taking place in 21 countries in 2021 and 26 events in 2022. L’Étape by Tour de France offers amateur cyclists the opportunity to race or ride a stage of the Tour de France in their own backyard. The Tour de France is the world’s most recognizable annual sporting event and cycling’s premium brand.
With the Tour de France, one of the most popular international sporting events in the world, prestigious classics like Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Flèche Wallonne and Paris-Tours, as well as stage races like Paris- Nice, the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Vuelta a España, ASO is the world leader in the organization of cycle races with 100 days of competition each year. The globalization of cycling is one of its major axes of development. With the Saudi Tour, the Deutschland Tour and the organization of the Arctic Race of Norway, ASO continues to contribute energetically to the development of cycling as an example of sustainable transport for city centres.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is responsible for marketing Southern Nevada as a tourist and convention destination worldwide and operating the 4.6 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) . With 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA’s mission is to attract leisure and business visitors to the region. The LVCVA also has the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company, and the Las Vegas Monorail, a 3.9-mile elevated system with seven stops in the resort corridor. For more information, visit www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.
About the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition
Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to create safer roads, better trails, and more opportunities for bicycling in Southern Nevada. They achieve this through education campaigns, community engagement, promoting more cycling infrastructure to local jurisdictions, and partnering with local police at law enforcement events. For more information, please visit www.snvbc.org or connect to Facebook.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in downtown Summerlin®, just south of the City National Arena – training ground for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the baseball team Triple-A professional from the Pacific Coast city. League (PCL) and subsidiary of Oakland Athletics. The team is 100% owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning Summerlin® community and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seating, berm seating, party areas and decks, picnic tables, kids area, bars and an above ground pool beyond the outer wall, the Las Vegas Ballpark can accommodate 10,000 people. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding planned community. The site is easily accessible from all areas of the valley via the 215 ring road. To learn more about the Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.
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