Avid cyclists in Malaysia can finally get their chance to experience what it’s like to be in a Tour de France with the first-ever L’Étape Malaysia scheduled to be held 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 amateur cyclists the opportunity to truly live the Tour de France experience where they will race like a Tour de France champion and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and passion with other cyclists. The series has been organised in more than 20 countries such as France, China, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and now in Malaysia.
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, Johor Sports Council, 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 (6 per team), Women’s Team (6 per team), and Mixed Team (6 per team with at least 1 woman).
“By hosting L’Étape 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. We want the participants of L’Étape Malaysia to not only come here to cycle but also experience Johor’s iconic culture, places of interest and cuisine”, said Datuk Onn Hafiz Bin Ghazi, Menteri Besar Johor
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.”