San Antonio chosen to host international cycling race affiliated with Tour de France next year

Otto I. Eovaldi

SAN ANTONIO – What do the French Loire Valley and San Antonio have in widespread? Very well, in 2022, the Alamo Town will have its have worldwide cycling event, hosted by L’Etape, the same group that runs the Tour de France.

The intercontinental cycling race function will come to the Alamo Town April 8-10, 2022. An official announcement by San Antonio Sports—the place nonprofit and sports activities commission that seems to be to renovate the community by sporting events— is planned for June 1 with additional race particulars.

The announcement of the party was first described by the San Antonio Report on Friday.

L’Etape will host races in 14 unique international locations in 2021, which include a few in Mexico and a single in Canada.

In accordance to San Antonio Sporting activities President and CEO Russ Bookbinder, the event will be multi-terrain and created for various cyclists.


“This is a premier function. It is an worldwide event. It will selection from riders at the professional degree down to little ones races,” Bookbinder said. “But the a person thing from our point of view and for the health of our neighborhood, we glance at what the Rock and Roll Marathon did when we introduced that to San Antonio, what that did for the running neighborhood and lifting the health of our community—we feel this could do to cycling in the spot what the Rock and Roll Marathon did to jogging.”

In accordance to Bookbinder, San Antonio was chosen to host the race for the reason that of its exceptional tradition and proximity to Mexico.

“San Antonio was especially chosen mainly because of our lifestyle, proximity to Mexico and great riding neighborhood,” Bookbinder said. “The simple fact that our group is familiar with how to operate important situations, and we occur together—whether it’s at the metropolis or the county and resort community—everybody pulls together and we have got a good volunteer community proper below for the occasion.”


Bookbinder mentioned that while each celebration that the town hosts is unique, organizers are capable to take classes realized and implement them for an even better guest experience in the foreseeable future.

In conditions of group attraction, Bookbinder reported that the race will in all probability attract riders from the San Antonio location, Hill Place and internationally.

“This race will draw from close to the region. Obviously, (the race) will attract in Texas, our location, but probably fifty percent the ridership coming in from exterior San Antonio,” Bookbinder mentioned.

You can master extra about L’Etape at its web site listed here.

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