Dragon Riders’ exclusive priority entry to L’Etape du Tour

Hotly anticipated by all cycling enthusiasts, the presentation of the 105th edition of Le Tour de France will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in Paris. In just a few days, the full 2018 route will be announced, detailing the stage hosting towns/cities, mountain passes and its overall configuration. The presentation will also reveal which mountain stage will play host to next year’s sportive challenge, L’Etape du Tour.

L’Etape du Tour is the world’s most famous sportive: riders use the same course and experience the same crowds just nine days before the professional peloton. This prestigious event is always a sell-out, and entries open to the general public on Monday 23 October. For the first time, however, Human Race – the U.K. arm of Le Tour de France owners, A.S.O. – are able to provide entrants to the 2018 Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France with an exclusive priority entry window into the world-famous French sportive.

All confirmed riders of Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales will gain exclusive access to this priority entry window between 17 and 23 October 2017. Those who would like to take advantage of this unmissable opportunity have until midnight on 16 October to secure their Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales entry at www.letapeuk.com/wales. Following the exciting Tour de France announcement on 17 October, Dragon Riders will then receive an email with their unique priority code to be able to enter L’Etape du Tour ahead of the rush.

Those lucky enough to secure both places will have the chance to experience two official Le Tour de France sportives next summer: ride sweeping climbs, enjoy full moto marshalling, get support from Didi ‘The Devil’ and celebrate in true Tour de France style.

As well as gaining access to this exclusive entry window, all Dragon Ride entrants who secure their place before midnight on 16 October will automatically be eligible to win an official Le Tour de France yellow jersey signed by four-time Tour champion Chris Froome. The winner of the jersey will be selected at random from all Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales entrants following the Tour de France announcement – more details of the prize will be released soon.

Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales and L’Etape du Tour are part of the global L’Etape Series by Le Tour de France – a selection of the very best amateur cycling events, powered by the most famous cycling race in the world.