L’ Étape Cyprus by Tour de France is gearing up for its second edition on Sunday, November 12, 2023! Last year's successful event saw over 350 cyclists, both local and international, participate in this challenging one-day race. This year's event promises to be more exciting, as amateur and semi-professional cyclists get the chance to compete under the intense and demanding conditions of the Tour de France, the world's most esteemed cycling event.
The Organization and Participating Countries
Mokapot Productions proudly organizes the L' Étape Cyprus race, with the starting and finishing point at the scenic Aphrodite Hills in Paphos. Apart from Cyprus, 21 other countries are hosting 29 unique L' Étape by Tour de France events, including Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
Thrilling and Memorable Experience for Cyclists
Race organizer Nikoletta Ioannou says, "This is a significant event that we're honored to host in our country. L' Étape is an authentic Tour de France experience, giving amateur cyclists the opportunity to live their pro-cycling dreams, complete with safety, escort cars, and the iconic yellow jersey!"
Race Details and Routes
L'Étape Cyprus by Tour de France 2023 consists of two races: "The Race," a 136 km route with 3000 meters of elevation, and "The Ride," a 62 km route with 1300 meters of elevation. Both races commence on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Aphrodite Hills in Paphos.
Challenging Courses for Both Race Categories
"The Race" cyclists will climb up to Mount Olympus via Kouklia, Dora, and Omodos, while "The Ride" cyclists follow the same path up to Dora before heading towards Anogyra. The two routes reunite before the ultimate stretch towards Pissouri, Petra tou Romiou, and the finish line at Aphrodite Hills.
Sponsors and Impact on Cyprus Tourism Industry
The deputy Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus, Cyta, and KEO's Natural Mineral Water Agios Nikolaos are supporting the 2023 event. A record number of registrations from international and Cypriot cyclists are expected for the second L'Étape Cyprus, benefitting local tourism and businesses during this off-peak period. Additionally, partnering with the famous Tour de France brings valuable exposure to Cyprus as a sports tourism destination.
A Benefit to Local Communities and Hotels
For the second L'Étape Cyprus by Tour de France, in 2023, a new record number of registrations from foreign and Cypriot cyclists is expected, with local communities and hotels in the area benefiting significantly, in a period of off-peak tourism. In addition, the visibility that Cyprus receives, through its partnership with the internationally renowned Tour de France, is particularly important for the sports tourism product that our country promotes.
2022 Winners and Race Registration Information
Cyprus champion Andreas Miltiades, winner of the 2022 race and race ambassador, says, "We all enjoyed last year's course and the ideal weather. I hope for 2023 we will have even more participants, both from abroad and Cyprus". Last year's women's category winners were Anna Bicskei (Czech Republic) for "The Race" and Aliaksei Kupreyeu (Belarus) and Iphigenia Stylianou (Cyprus) for "The Ride".
Register Now for L'Étape Cyprus 2023: The Ultimate Cycling Challenge
Registrations for "The Race" and "The Ride" 2023 are open, with prices starting from €79, and accommodation packages are available. Visit cyprus.letapebytourdefrance.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join this unparalleled cycling experience in Cyprus!