L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France, an amateur mass participation cycling event by Tour de France, is coming to Las Vegas on May 13th and 14th, 2023.
The new event was announced on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Las Vegas Ballpark®—the starting 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 Vegas Ballpark representatives. The Las Vegas Ballpark® hosted a Tour de France night to celebrate the announcement of the event.
L’Étape by Tour de France in Las Vegas will give cycling greater visibility with the general driving public. It’s a perfect opportunity for cycling curious people to participate in a new sport, while drawing attention to drivers to be cautious and aware when cyclists are present.Keely Brooks, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition
L’Étape Las Vegas offers a distance for all cycling abilities. Riders can choose between the 75-mile, 50-mile, or 25-mile competitive distances.
Riders will compete for authentic Tour de France jerseys including the Yellow Jersey, for the overall male and female winners, the Green Jersey, for the sprint-section winners, 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 ft for riders opting for the 75-mile distance. Courses have been designed by Tour de France experts and course maps are available online at lasvegas.letapebytourdefrance.com. There will also be a Family Ride (10-miles) and a Kids Race.
The weekend-long event will include a fan fest at the Las Vegas Ballpark, patterned after the iconic Tour de France Village Départ.
A Tour de France champion will also attend the event, ride the course with participants and share their Tour de France experiences at a ticketed Champions Dinner. (The Champion attending 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 at lasvegas.letapebytourdefrance.com. Members of SNVBC can receive 10% off the registration price by using code BIKECOALITION10.