L’tape by Tour de France lands in Edmonton Alberta Canada
July 14, 2021
Edmonton is set to bring another world class sporting event to town in August 2022. In collaboration with MB Events and Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O), Edmonton will host L’Étape Canada by Tour de France on August 14, 2022. L’Étape by Tour de France brings authentic Tour de France-style amateur races across the world, with 21 events globally next year. This event is the only confirmed Tour de France-branded event in Canada next year.
L’Étape Canada by Tour de France will offer a variety of routes and activities to cycling enthusiasts of all ages. The main race will be a century ride (160 km), designed by Tour de France course experts—with professional timing on fully closed or semi-closed roads—for the ultimate Tour de France experience.
Starting today, amateur cyclists can register for the event at www.letapecanada.com.
L’Étape Canada by Tour de France, the City of Edmonton and Explore Edmonton are thrilled to bring this event to the active cycling and sports community here in Edmonton.
“Edmonton Events is honoured to partner with L’Étape Canada by Tour de France to bring the atmosphere of the world’s greatest cycling event to our region,” said Janelle Janis, Director of Edmonton Events. “We look forward to showing off our beautiful city to thousands of international amateur athletes, officials and spectators and delivering on our reputation as a premier sporting event destination.”
“Edmonton was an obvious choice for us when choosing a host city for the first L’Etape by Tour de France in Canada” said Michael Brown, Executive Director of MB Events. “Edmonton has hosted many world class, mass participation amateur events and we look forward to adding to that legacy. The greatest cycling event in the world will be in Edmonton August 2022 and anyone with a bike can participate.”
How to register?
Participants can become part of the legendary Tour de France community. We encourage potential racers to register early as L’Étape by Tour de France cycling events typically sell out. Register at: letapecanada.com.
What makes L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France different from other cycling events is the amazing Down Town riding, unpredictable wind, the bridges and several challenging climbs. Anyone with a bike can find an event to race in L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France.
The Race—160 km (100 mile)
The highlight of L’Étape Canada by Tour de France will be on Sunday August 14, 2022—the cyclosportive, also called Gran Fondo. The 160-km route will be on closed and semi-closed roads with professional timing to allow participants to experience the ultimate Tour de France feeling. This is a unique chance for ambitious and fanatic cyclists to ride a real Tour de France stage and compete against others on a challenging course with the same regulations that apply to the pros. At the finish line, just like in a professional race, the same rules apply—whoever crosses the line first, wins the coveted Yellow Jersey. After the finish, the different Tour de France jerseys will be handed out to the best riders.
The Ride(s)—80-km, 40-km
In addition to the race, L’Étape Canada by Tour de France also provides high-quality ride distances for those who might not feel ready for the 160-km push. Participants can challenge themselves by choosing either the 80-km or the 40-km ride. Enjoy cycling with friends, business relations and colleagues, safely on marked bicycle routes. Anyone with a bike can ride L’Etape Canada by Tour de France.
Families and Kids
The Saturday program of L’Étape Canada by Tour de France gets everyone involved. There is a Kids Race, with all proceeds going to local charities, and families can participate in the Family Ride on Sunday.
A real Village Départ—the legendary gathering point for all people involved in the Tour de France—is built around the starting location, planned in the centre of the city. It will be accessible to fans of all ages, from beginners to experienced riders. The starting shot is fired here and you will get the opportunity to meet Tour heroes and check out brands displaying their newest bicycles and latest gadgets, with experts giving you tips for even more cycling fun. There will be a Tour de France fan expo and an authentic Tour de France Museum. There are also workshops, demonstrations, competitions and tastings of the latest in sports nutrition. Everything for a fun and sporty day in Edmonton.
About L’Étape Canada by Tour de France
L’Étape Canada offers amateur cyclists the legendary Tour de France experience right here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is the only Canadian destination for L’Étape by Tour de France scheduled for 2022. The event will be held on August 14, 2022. Learn more at www.letapecanada.com
About L’Étape by Tour de France
L’Étape by Tour de France is the world leader in mass participation cycling events, with events running in 14 countries in 2021 and 20 other countries in 2022. L’Étape by Tour de France offers amateur cyclists the ability to race or ride a stage of the Tour de France in their own backyard. The Tour de France is the most recognizable annual sporting event in the world and is cycling’s premium brand.
With the Tour de France—one of the most popular international sporting events in the world—prestigious classics such as Paris- Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Flèche Wallonne and Paris-Tours, as well as stage races such as Paris-Nice, the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Vuelta a España, A.S.O. is the world leader in bicycle race organisation with 100 days of competition each year. The globalization of cycling is one of its major areas of development. With the Saudi Tour, Deutschland Tour and the organization of the Arctic Race of Norway, A.S.O. continues to energetically contribute to the growth of cycling as an example of sustainable transportation for city centers.
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