Amaury Sport Organization has declared that they are all set to bring a taste of Tour de France to 2 United Kingdom sportives later this year.
Riders participating in L’Étape London and the very recently rebranded Dragon Ride L’Étape Wales would several features linked with most high profile race of cycling.
Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales (5th June) would feature a timed King of Mountains division. The fastest female and male riders up it would get a couple of tickets to the end of this year’s Tour de France on Champs-Élysées.
An alike feature in the L’Etape London (25th September) will see cycle riders taking part over a one kilometer timed section at the race’s end. A number of official Tour de France jerseys would be up for grabs for fastest male, female as well as junior riders.
As a whole, the sportives, would also offer a Tour flavour. A ‘Tour de France Legends Start’ would see messages from several riders who have sported the yellow jersey, while each path would have French themed feed stations.
The end-line is reported to be inspired by the last stage of the Tour. There, the riders would get a yellow jersey medal to note their accomplishments and getting the scope to have their own glorious moment atop a replica Tour de France winner’s podium.
Human Race Events CEO Nick Rusling told that these rather special Le Tour de France features would add another quality level of experience for their riders. They are always trying to think of new experiences for their customers and now, along with the magnificent routes, riders could have their day in yellow thanks to their friends at ASO. He is getting excited already.