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Tour de France Debuts L’Étape Malaysia in June 2022

Avid cyclists in Malaysia can finally get their chance to experience cycling in a Tour De France with the first-ever L’Étape Malaysia scheduled on 4 June 2022, less than three months away!

Dubbed “The World’s Greatest Amateur Cycling Event”, L’Étape by Tour de France is the only cyclosportive series that gives cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to truly live the Tour de France experience.

Amateur cyclists will race like a Tour de France champion and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and passion with other like-minded cycling fans. The series has been organised in more than 20 countries such as France, China, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and now in Malaysia.

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L’Étape Malaysia is organised by MUSE Group Asia and Sports Johor Sdn. Bhd. with main partners including Malaysia
Airlines, Desaru Coast, aminoVITAL, Chek Hup, Majlis Sukan Negeri Johor, and Buletin FM. It will be an iconic event for cycling enthusiasts as it will challenge them to cycle like a pro with two route options, 140km and 60km. There will be five categories for both distances: Individual Men, Individual Women, Men’s Team (six per team), Women’s Team (6 per team), and Mixed Team (6 per team with at least 1 woman).

“By hosting L’Etape Malaysia in our State, we also hope to elevate Johor tourism sector to achieve the premium reputation it deserves; to place as well as reinforce it on the global map. Events like this help to introduce our exceptional state to local and international visitors.” said Datuk Onn Hafiz bin Dato’ Ghazi, Menteri Besar of Johor.

“We want the participants of L’Etape Malaysia to not only come here to enjoy cycling but also experience Johor’s iconic culture, places of interest and cuisine.” continued the Menteri Besar of Johor.

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He continued, “all in all, I want L’Étape Malaysia to show the world that Johor is a world-class destination, whether in terms of infrastructure, events and human capital. We are more than suited and capable of organising more events of a global standard. You can be sure that this is something the Johor State Government under my leadership will be working on in the future.”

L’Étape Malaysia cyclists will receive an official L’Étape Malaysia race jersey and finisher T-shirt from well known Swiss Triathlon brand – ZOOT, as the event official apparel partner, drawstring bag, and a finisher T-shirt, race medal, and ecertificate when they finish the cycling race within the stipulated time.

Participants in the Individual Men and Individual Women categories also have the Grand Prize to look forward to, a return flight and 4 nights accommodations to which is an all-expense paid trip to take part at L’Étape du Tour, Tour De France in July 2022, a prize that’s truly once in a lifetime!

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The partners for L’Étape Malaysia include Official Venue Desaru Coast; Malaysia Airlines as the Official Airlines; Main Partners Chek Hup and Majlis Sukan Negeri Johor; aminoVITAL as the Official Sport Nutrition; and Official Radio BuletinFM.

Supporting Partners include; Official Cycling Device Garmin, Official Eyewear Oakley, Official Car Hap Seng Star Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Official Watch Tissot, Official Apparel ZOOT, Official Protein Drink OPI, Official Insurance YAS Microinsurance, Iskandar Investment Berhad, Cycology, Majlis Kebajikan dan Sukan Anggota-Anggota Kebajikan (MAKSAK), ChampionChip, Orange Room, FACTOR, Plan A and The Westin.

Media Partners include TIKTOK, TheVibes.com, Cycling Malaysia; as well as Strategic Partners French Embassy Malaysia and CCI France Malaysia.

For more information including the race routes, accommodation ideas, and other FAQs, visit the website, Facebook, Instagram or Tiktok.