Five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain will visit Las Vegas to ride in Gran Fondo

Miguel Indurain, the five-time Tour de France winner winner who retired in 1996, will participate in the Viva Bike Gran Fondo Pinarello, the four-event presentation Sept. 22 in Las Vegas.

MIguel Indurain, five-time Tour de France winner

In addition to already announced 17-mile, 75-mile and 122-mile options, a 102-mile century ride will be included.

In addition to his five Tour de France titles, Indurain twice claimed the Tour of Italy, a world championship road title, a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic time trial and numerous other single-day events and stage races.

Since his retirement, Indurain, 48, has lived in Spain with his wife and three children. He began the Miguel Indurain Foundation in 1998 to support community sports.

Participants in the Gran Fondo will have the opportunity to ride with Indurain and a police escort under the bright lights Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Century, 75-mile and 122-mile Gran Fondo riders will have the additional opportunity to ride over the historic Hoover Dam.

Registration is $105. Details are available at www.vivabikevegas.com.

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