New South Wales has secured a major cycling event for 3 years starting 2016.
Up to 7000 cyclists and thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Snowy Mountains for a new world-class road cycling event secured by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.
Secured for the next three years and exclusive to NSW, the L’Etape Australia by Le Tour de France is the renowned race for amateurs and is under the banner of the world’s most prestigious cycle event. Due to take place in Thredbo, Perisher and Jindabyne in December next year the event is expected to deliver in excess of $4 million in visitor expenditure across the three years.
’Etape Australia will run over three days and include a course endorsed by the Le Tour de France Race Director, Christian Prudhomme. The event will encompass different levels including a highly challenging mountainous route, a route for seasoned riders and a shorter ride for those wanting to absorb the atmosphere of a weekend immersed in Le Tour de France. L’Etape Australia will be co managed by Lateral Events and SBS and heavily promoted by SBS TV.
Final dates for L’Etape Australia 2016 will be announced once the review of the course and race logistics have been approved by the relevant NSW Government authorities.
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