A sixth North American L’Etape by Tour de France race is expected to arrive in New Orleans USA in 2023.

The tentative date for the first of its kind event in The Big Easy is Sunday 8 October starting from the world famous French Quarter on almost perfectly flat 75, 50 and 25 mile routes through New Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish.

Male and female amateur and professional cyclists will compete for authentic Tour de France Jerseys over a Sprint Section for the Green Jersey, QOM/KOM section for the Polka Dot Climber’s Jersey and the ultimate Yellow Jersey for the fastest time overall.

While the L’Etape organization has yet to officially announce the event, a L’Etape New Orleans website is already in place – but lacking detailed information.

Five other North American L’Etape events are also planned for 2023: La Paz Mexico 26 February, Acapulco Mexico 25 March, San Antonio USA 10 April, Las Vegas USA 7 May and 13 August Strathcona Canada.

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