The Amaury Sport Organization, organizers of the Tour de France, have created an off-road race, the Merrell Oxygen Challenge scheduled from May 21-24. ASO already promotes motorsports, equestrian and golf events in addition to road cycling. Seven events will fill four days of competition. The prologue, cross country marathon and enduro results will be combined to determine an overall winner.
Registration will open September 15. Visit www.oxygenchallenge.com for more information.