(Courtesy Tour of Utah)
French Alps Come Alive in Salt Lake City on July 22
Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway to Show LIVE Broadcast of Tour de France Stage –Cycling Fan Free
When: Friday, July 22, 2011 * 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (doors open 5:30 a.m.)
Where: Megaplex 12 at The Gateway – Theatre 3
165 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City
(use Summer Parking)
Cost: Free admission, and free breakfast from Corner Bakery
What: Une fête de la petit dejeuner! See the ever-popular Tour de France cycling race LIVE on the big screen. Friday, July 22, will feature an epic 109-kilometer race from Modane Valfréjus in the French Alps, with successive climbs of the Col du Télégraphe and the Galibier, en route to a mountain-top finish at renowned l’Alpe d’Huez. During commercial breaks in the live broadcast, prizes will be given away to cycling fans, courtesy of Tour of Utah partners.
Why:This event is being hosted organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to promote the sport of cycling. Of significance this year is that FIVE ProTeams competing at the Tour de France will be in Utah August 9-14 for the Tour of Utah (Team RadioShack, Team BMC, HTC-Highroad, Garmin-Slipstream, and Liquigas-Cannondale). All admission and parking is free, with special prizes throughout the morning from various Tour sponsors and partners.
Special Guests:Pro cyclists- Tyler Wren of Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team and Jeff Louder of Team BMC (7am-9am); Steve Miller, president of Tour of Utah; Karen Weiss, executive director of Tour of Utah. Total crowd expected between 200-300 cycling fans.
More Info: In just three weeks Utah will host the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, is a six-day, professional cycling event covering 409 miles of racing through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain. Now in its seventh year, the 2011 Tour of Utah is a UCI 2.1-sanctioned stage race for the best pro cyclists in the world. Five of the teams will be competing at the Tour de France, and Utah will be their first race on U.S. soil following the July Grand Tour. The event is owned and operated by the Utah Cycling Partnership.