L’Etape Event Series

L'Etape Event Series is a series of cycling events organized by Amaury Sport Organization,  producers of the Tour de France, and the amateur cycling event L'Etape du Tour de France, which is an organized mass participation cyclosportive that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage.  First held in 1993,  it takes place each July, normally on a Tour rest day.

In 2023, the event will celebrate 31 years and attract over 15,000 riders annually.  Fast forward, and L'Étape Event Series offers amateur cyclists the legendary Tour de France experience in 21 different countries with 25 distinct events.  By registering for one L'Étape Event Series event, you will be given preferential access to the headline event held every July in France.  

The events are open to all levels of cyclists, with different routes and distances available to suit different abilities. Riders can choose to ride solo or in teams, and the events are timed to provide a competitive element.  US L'Etape Series events' include:

  1. L'Etape San Antonio cyclists can feel like champions as they navigate a course expertly designed by Tour de France professionals, bringing the thrill of this legendary series to the vibrant neighborhoods and scenic landscapes of San Antonio. Rated by Strambecco as one of the Best Road Cycling Events in the Southwest and Texas, San Antonio is one of only two U.S. destinations for L’Étape by Tour de France in 2023.
  2. L'Etape Las Vegas attracts seasoned veterans with route options spanning 75-mile, 45-mile, and 25-mile courses designed by Tour de France experts. This is one that Strambecco considers to be one of the Best Road Cycling Events in the Southwest.

The L'Etape Event Series is more than just a cycling race, however. The events also feature a festival-like atmosphere, with food, drink, and entertainment available for participants and spectators alike. There are also opportunities to meet professional riders and attend seminars on training, nutrition, and other cycling-related topics.

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