Tour de France makes debut in Singapore with Mark Cavendish

Tour de France Singapore Criterium Debuts in Singapore this October with Mark Cavendish

Singapore will be the first Southeast Asian country to host a Tour de France criterium event with Prudential Singapore as the title sponsor.

The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium will take place from 29 to 30 October 2022 on a specially-designed street circuit in the heart of the city. It will feature 32 riders from eight of the world’s best professional cycling teams.

Amongst them is British cyclist Mark Cavendish who holds the joint record for the most Tour de France stage wins of 34. He secured four Tour de France stage wins last year and is also widely regarded as the sport’s greatest sprinter, with four world titles and an Olympic silver medal.

“Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium marks a few firsts – a first Tour de France road race in Southeast Asia and a first race for me in this part of the world. Cycling has given me so much and is a great part of my life. It’s a privilege for me to do what I love and I’m looking forward to getting out there and to share the adrenaline, excitement and fun that comes with criterium racing.”

Mark Cavendish

The Criterium is a shorter race on a closed circuit, which makes the format more suited to Singapore streets. The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium race weekend will comprise races for both professionals and amateurs and is expected to reach millions of viewers through a variety of international broadcasters.

The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium is being promoted by TEG Sport in conjunction with Evoke EXP.

Tour de France makes debut in Singapore with Mark Cavendish
Tour de France makes debut in Singapore with Mark Cavendish (Tour de France photo)

“The Criterium format allows us to bring an adaptation of the Tour to more places, while still retaining the essence and spirit of the Tour De France with top riders in the heart of the city. Given Singapore’s geographical location and reputation for organising great events, not to mention its enthusiastic cycling community, it was a natural choice for introducing this Criterium format to the entire Southeast Asian region. It will be a very exciting first trip to Southeast Asia for the Tour de France, and we’re looking forward to sharing the experience with the community here.”

Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme

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