The NSW Government has today announced a new location for the world-class cycling event, L’Etape Australia by Tour de France, which will take place in the rolling coastal region of Kiama in 2020, following four successful years in the Snowy Mountains.
Just as the Tour de France and its public participation event, L’Etape du Tour, move location regularly, Australia’s slice of the world’s greatest cycling race will continue to share the benefits throughout different regions of the State.
Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said NSW, Australia’s leading tourism state, had exclusively secured the event for another two years.
“We are delighted L’Etape will remain in NSW through to 2021. To date, the event has generated more than $6.5 million for our State’s visitor economy. Ultimately, this contributes to the NSW Government’s ambitious goal of reaching $20 billion in regional NSW visitor expenditure by 2025,” Mr Ayres said.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro John Barilaro noted his support for the event remaining in NSW, encouraging the residents of Monaro to get involved in this year’s race.
“Once again, we welcome L’Étape Australia to the beautiful Snowy Mountains for the fourth consecutive year. The local community will be ready to give all participants, and the event, a big send off in November and make it the most memorable one yet,” Mr Barilaro said.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward shared his support of the location announcement on behalf of the local community.
“We’re delighted to welcome this iconic race to the Kiama region in 2020. Events such as L’Etape help the NSW Government achieve its goal of reaching $55 billion in overnight visitor expenditure by 2030.”
This year’s L’Étape Australia will take place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November. For more information on L’Étape Australia, visit www.letapeaustralia.com