Tour de France’s amateur cycling series is on its way to Canada in August next year
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 26 events globally next year. This event is the only confirmed Tour de France-branded event in Canada next year.
“Edmonton was an obvious choice for us when selecting a host city for the first L’Étape by Tour de France in Canada. 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.”—Mike Brown, Executive Director, MB Events.
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 time tracking on fully closed or semi-closed roads—for the ultimate Tour de France experience.
“Edmonton Events is honoured to partner with L’Étape Canada by Tour de France to bring the atmosphere of the world’s most elite cycling event to our region. We look forward to showing off our beautiful city to thousands of international athletes, officials and spectators and delivering on our reputation as a premier sporting event destination.”—Janelle Janis, Director, Edmonton Events.
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 is proud to host L’Étape Canada by Tour de France. In addition to our active and passionate biking community, Edmonton is also an internationally renowned host city, highly regarded for our warm hospitality, passionate fan base and wide variety of family-friendly attractions and accommodations.”—Edmonton Mayor, Don Iveson.
Starting today, cycling fans can register for the event at letapecanada.com.
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 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 13 countries in 2021 and 26 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. Learn more at letapebytourdefrance.com.
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 240 days of competition each year with 90 events. 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. Learn more at aso.fr/en/.
For more information, contact:
Michael Brown, MB Events, Executive Director