Cycling / l’Etape
What is the Tour de France like?
At the end of August, cyclists in the Czech Republic can take part for the first time in L’Etape by Tour de France
losed roads reserved for racing cyclists, a festival atmosphere in the start and finish area, competing for a yellow, green and polka dot jersey. Such conditions are well known to participants in the world’s most famous cycling race, the Tour de France. This year, cycling enthusiasts in the Czech Republic can have the same experience. On 28 August, a race will take place under the banner of L’Etape by Tour de France, which will be held in the Czech Republic for the very first time. The racers will set off on one of a circuits with a length of little less than 130 or 90 km with its start and finish at Strahov in Prague. The route will then take them to the Křivoklát region and the Bohemian Karst. Along the route, spots will be dedicated to fans to offer them a lot of fun, as well as a festival park with attractions, a museum and the original Tour de France artefacts will be created in Prague. French gastronomy will also be present.
ŠKODA AUTO is the general partner of the event, and it will also take care of additional activities in the race’s start and finish area. It will prepare a traffic playground for children, an inflatable bouncing car and ROUVY cycling simulators for testing. ŠKODA AUTO is also a partner of the sprint zone in Beroun, where it will prepare a circuit for children’s races. The specially modified ENYAQ iV car driven by the Tour de France’s race director will also be on display. For more about the race conditions, visit www.letapeczech.cz. ED
Go green and win the entry fee
The We Love Cycling online magazine, in cooperation with ŠKODA AUTO Czech Republic, has prepared an exclusive Instagram contest for entry fees for L’Etape Czech Republic by Tour de France. Just take a picture of yourself in a green outfit and add the #vzelenem hashtag to the Instagram post. You can also win other great cycling prizes. For more details, follow WeLoveCycling.cz at Facebook and Instagram or on its website, welovecycling.cz.
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