Official host cities announced for 2012 Exergy Tour

2012 to start and finish in Boise

The  2012 Exergy Tour race directors announced the official host cities which have been selected for the women’s tour. Monday. The Exergy Tour is the only UCI 2.1 women’s race in North America. The women will ride through Idaho from May 24 through May 28, 2012. The race will be one of the last opportunities for women riders to gain points to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

“I’m thrilled to see such a world-class cycling competition emerge in our community,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “Boise has long been a training ground for many local Olympians, and it’s wonderful to see it become a major hub for premier athletic events. The Exergy Tour will shine the spotlight of international cycling on our city as it attracts some of the best athletes in the world to compete prior to the 2012 Olympics.”

The details of each stage, as well as the participating teams, is expected to be announced before the end of March.

The host cities for the 2012 Exergy Tour:

Prologue: Thursday, May 24
Start: Boise
Finish: Boise

Stage 1: Friday, May 25
Start: Nampa
Finish: Nampa

Stage 2: Saturday, May 26 (individual time trial)
Start: Kuna

Stage 3: Sunday, May 27
Start: Crouch/Garden Valley
Finish: Idaho City

Stage 4: Monday, May 28 (overall finish)
Start: Boise
Finish: Boise