The amateur Tour de France gran fondo race series is coming to the world famous neon party city of Las Vegas, Nevada USA in 2023. L’Etape Las Vegas by Tour de France is just the second L’Etape event in the USA, and will take place in the desert at the beginning of the hot 100+ degree days of mid-May.

L’Etape, in partnership with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Ballpark, Clark County and Southern Nevada Bicycling Coalition, plans to offer races of 75, 50 and 25-mile lengths that roll up into scenic Red Rock Canyon from the Las Vegas Ballpark.

Just like in the Tour de France, male and female riders will compete for a yellow champion’s jersey, as well as green sprinter’s and red polkadot climber’s jerseys.

L’Etape Las Vegas plans to make a website with event details and registration information available soon.

San Antonio, Texas hosts the only other L’Étape event in the USA, and it’s scheduled on 16 April 2023.

L’Etape by Tour de France is the official worldwide amateur Tour de France race series, where cyclists can experience what it’s like to ride a stage of the famous Tour de France.

Photos: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority