L’Étape Edmonton

August 13 2023
Edmonton, Alberta
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Distances: 40, 80, 160 km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Ride like you’re in the Tour de France and add Canada’s scenic landscape (and a moose or two)! L’Étape Canada by Tour de France is one of 21 worldwide amateur cycling events created to make you feel like a true Tour de France champion. Race in a course designed by Tour de France experts on closed or partially-closed roads right in your own backyard. If you own a bike, this event is for you - beginners to seasoned cyclists welcome!

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.

Village Départ

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.

L’Étape Canada by Tour de France

Start Located At: Edmonton, Alberta
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