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Tour de France 2023

Tour de France 2023 race news, previews, results, tour map, race tech, analysis, and photos.

Dates: July 1 - July 23
Stages: 21
Rest days: 2
Start: Bilbao, Spain (Basque Country)
Finish: Paris, France

The 2023 Tour de France will take place between July 1-23. The 110th edition of the race starts in Bilbao, Spain before crossing back into France on stage 3. In total there are 21 days of racing, two rest-days, and the final stage in Paris on July 23.

The complete race route for the 2023 Tour de France was unveiled in Paris on October 26 with Mark Cavendish, Tom Pidcock and Tadej Pogačar all in attendance.

Also read: The full 2023 Tour de France race route.

Tour de France 2023 overview

The 2022 Tour de France final podium in Paris. (Photo: Getty Images)

Where does the 2023 Tour de France start: In Bilbao, Spain on July 1.
How long is the 2023 Tour de France? 3,404km
How many sprint stages are in the 2023 Tour de France?
8 flat stages
How many mountain stages are in the 2023 Tour de France: 8 with four summit finishes.
How many time trials are in the 2023 Tour de France: 1 consisting of 22km.

Tour de France 2023 news stories

Tour de France 2023 contenders

Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) has not yet confirmed his participation in the 2023 Tour de France but it's increasingly likely that the Danish rider will be on the startline on July 1. He will go up against two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), who won the race in 2020 and 2021.

EF Education-EasyPost are likely to send new signing Richard Carapaz to the race, while Ineos Grenadiers have options in Tom Pidcock, Dani Martinez, and former winner Egan Bernal. The latter has already hinted that he would like to race the Tour de France in 2023 after returning from injury.

Other riders who are set to be on the start line include Romain Bardet, Simon Yates, David Gaudu, Jai Hindley, and Ben O'Connor. 

Also read: Tour de France Hommes 2023: Analyzing the possible GC contenders

Tour de France 2023 route

The 2023 Tour de France features four summit finishes – and a heap of other climbing tests besides – and just a single time trial, which is also an uphill test at Combloux in the northern Alps, where most of the critical mountain action will be focused.

The race contains one 22km time trial from Passy to Combloux, eight stages in the mountains, four of which conclude with summit finishes. The race starts on July 1 in the Basque Country and concludes in Paris on July 23.

The Grand Départ in the Basque Country sets the tone from the start. The two typically beefy stages through the region’s valleys and over its hills will draw the yellow jersey contenders to the forefront of the action. The final day on Spanish soil will herald a change of tempo, the focus switching to the sprinters as the Tour heads into Bayonne in French territory, where it will stay right to the finish in Paris. The sprinters should get another chance to go elbow to elbow the next day on the Nogaro motor-racing circuit near Auch.

Also read: 2023 Tour de France full race route unveiled

Tour de France 2023 sprinters

There are between 7 and 8 stages suited to the sprinters in the 2023 Tour de France. Mark Cavendish is hoping to return to the race after a year's absence as he looks to break Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins.

Jasper Philipsen, Sam Bennett, Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegan and Fabio Jakobsen, are all likely to take part. Although not a pure sprinter, Wout van Aert is set to race as he looks to defend his crown in the points classification.

Also read: Mark Cavendish eyes ‘ample’ sprint opportunities at Tour de France

Tour de France 2023 route map

Tour de France 2023 route map
Tour de France 2023 route map (Photo: ASO)

Tour de France bikes and tech

Tour de France 2023 stages

1 July – Stage 1: Bilbao – Bilbao (Spain)
2 July – Stage 2: Vitoria-Gasteiz – San Sebastian (Spain)
3 July – Stage 3: Amorebieta-Etxano (Spain) – Bayonne
4 July – Stage 4: Dax – Nogaro
5 July – Stage 5: Pau – Laruns
6 July – Stage 6: Tarbes – Cauterets Cambasque
7 July – Stage 7: Mont-de-Marsan – Bordeaux
8 July – Stage 8: Libourne – Limoges
9 July – Stage 9: Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat- Puy de Dôme
10 July – Rest day 1: Clermont-Ferrand
11 July – Stage 10: Vulcania (St-Ours-les-Roches) – Issoire
12 July – Stage 11: Clermont-Ferrand – Moulins
13 July – Stage 12: Roanne – Chiroubles ou Belleville-en-Beaujolais
14 July – Stage 13: Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne – Grand Colombier
15 July – Stage 14: Annemasse – Morzine
16 July – Stage 15: Les Gets – St-Gervais Mont-Blanc
17 July – Rest day 2: St-Gervais Mont-Blanc
18 July – Stage 16: Passy – Combloux (TT)
19 July – Stage 17: St-Gervais Mont-Blanc – Courchevel
20 July – Stage 18: Moûtiers – Bourg-en-Bresse
21 July – Stage 19: Moirans-en-Montagne – Poligny
22 July – Stage 20: Belfort – Le Markstein
23 July – Stage 21: St-Ouentin-en-Yvelines – Paris Champs-Élysées

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7 months ago

Marginal chains: How Muc-Off optimizes drivetrains for Tour de France teams

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Tadej Pogačar succumbs to Jonas Vingegaard in final Tour de France gasp: ‘I gave it all’

Two-time defending champion tips his hat to his Danish rival: 'In the end, Jonas was really, really strong on the final climb.'


7 months ago

Geraint Thomas relieved to finish final major Tour de France mountain stage

The Ineos Grenadiers rider says he'd had enough of the Pogačar and Vingegaard attacks when he went off the front on the Spandelles.


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Tour de France: Sport director Niermann defends Jumbo-Visma Tour tactics after ‘dream’ stage 18

Niermann responds to criticism of team's green and yellow jersey plans and lauds Vingegaard as 'the best climber in the world right now.'


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7 months ago

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Rather than keep pressing the action, the yellow jersey soft-pedaled until his direct GC rival was able to regain contact.


7 months ago

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Chris Froome out of Tour de France with COVID-19

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7 months ago

Disappointed Thibaut Pinot to try again for Tour de France stage win: ‘There’s another chance’

Frenchman still searching for form, says he was far from his usual level on Wednesday.


7 months ago

Brandon McNulty on Tour de France spectacle: ‘Tadej told me to go all out’

McNulty's comments reveal Pogačar didn't have the legs to attack Vingegaard on the final climb.


7 months ago

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Four seconds separate the Groupama-FDJ climber from his Colombian rival ahead of stage 18. For Gaudu, the mental side is crucial.


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7 months ago

Tour de France stage 17 video highlights

Catch up on the action from another huge day in the mountains.


7 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard: ‘I still have confidence in my Tour de France team’

The Dane will need to stand up to one more serious challenge from Pogačar.


7 months ago

‘Let’s say we survived:’ Jumbo-Visma bends but doesn’t break under UAE squeeze at Tour de France

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The defending champion hasn't landed a single blow on Jonas Vingegaard and has just two days to realistically crack him.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Brandon McNulty named most aggressive rider after helping Tadej Pogačar to stage win

The American helped pace Tadej Pogačar for most of the final 30 kilometers, setting up the Slovenian for the stage victory.


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Fabio Jakobsen makes Tour de France timecut by 16 seconds

Dutch sprinter slumps against barriers after battle to stay in the race.


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Tour de France: UAE Team Emirates directors react to ‘exceptional’ day from Pogačar, Bjerg, and McNulty

'What we did today, Mikkel Bjerg first and Brandon McNulty afterwards, was something exceptional,' says team boss Mauro Gianetti.


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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas surprised by UAE Team Emirates push on stage 17

Thomas limits his loses to the top two as Adam Yates struggles through illness and drops three places in the GC.


7 months ago

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7 months ago

Tour de France: Wout van Aert can’t be beaten in green jersey race

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7 months ago

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Tour de France stage 16 video highlights

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Jonas Vingegaard: ‘I expect Tadej Pogačar to attack me at every moment’ in the Tour de France

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Hugo Houle delivers for dead brother, for Canada, for team survival at Tour de France

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7 months ago

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Tour de France: David Gaudu on the rise approaching Pyrenees

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7 months ago

Tour de France: UCI says it carried out over 700 tests for mechanical doping

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7 months ago

Analysis: Why have there been no French stage wins so far at the 2022 Tour de France?

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7 months ago

Tadej Pogačar on Tour de France comeback: ‘I need to attack on every climb’

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7 months ago

Romain Bardet stuck between a stage and a GC-place heading into Tour de France finale

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7 months ago

Geraint Thomas on Tour de France ambitions: ‘I am not looking behind, I am still looking forward’

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Tour de France stage 16 preview: A first of three stages across the Pyrénées

Tuesday's 16th stage features two first-category climbs in the second half of the route that will be punctuated once again by blazing heat.


7 months ago

Astana-Qazaqstan lags in last in Tour de France prize money

Jumbo-Visma leads among 22 teams with the lion's share of prize money to be awarded Sunday in Paris.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Two riders in isolation following latest round of COVID-19 tests

Neither rider is in the top-20 and both will face further testing prior to Tuesday's stage 16.


7 months ago

Commentary: The specialist is dead. Long live the Tour de France all-rounder

Michael Matthews beating climbers in the mountains, Wout Van Aert able to win everywhere: versatility means more chances for success than ever before.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jakob Fuglsang out with fractured rib

Israel-Premier Tech climber crashed Sunday, and although he finished the stage, an X-ray reveals a fractured right rib.


7 months ago

Nairo Quintana, Arkéa-Samsic see Pyrénées as pivotal in Tour de France podium push

'We want him to podium in the tour ... it’s within his reach.' Quintana quietly cruises into form at Tour de France as team targets more in third week.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Stage 15 highlights

Watch the highlights from an action-packed sprint stage.


7 months ago

Jasper Philipsen celebrates ‘biggest victory’ of his career after Tour de France stage win

After six podium finishes on the Tour last year, the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider claimed his maiden stage victory.


7 months ago

Jumbo-Visma rues ‘a shit day’ at Tour de France as yellow jersey dream hits a divot

Tour de France takes new tilt as UAE Emirates and Jumbo-Visma go six-on-six in tense battle between Vingegaard and Pogačar.


7 months ago

Astana-Qazaqstan turns to Vinokourov and Fraile homages to kick-start failing Tour de France

“You can win a stage and all of a sudden it can go from being a disaster to a great success for the team," says American rider Joe Dombrowski.


7 months ago

Geraint Thomas: Possible Tour de France alliances but Pogačar isn’t calling me the night before

'I’m more looking ahead but you have to be aware of what’s behind you,' Welshman tells VeloNews.


7 months ago

400 meters from glory: Benjamin Thomas on his ‘cruel’ Tour de France stage 15 near miss

Cofidis rider was seeing stars at the finish in Carcassonne after valiant breakaway effort on home roads.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 15: Jasper Philipsen holds off Wout van Aert to take victory

Jonas Vingegaard survives with race lead intact after crashing with 56k to go.


7 months ago

A second protest blocks the road during stage 15 of the Tour de France

Unlike on Stage 10, the race continued after police dragged protestors from the road.


7 months ago

Andy Schleck: Tadej Pogačar would still be in Tour de France lead if it wasn’t for ‘stupid mistakes’

'All these stupid mistakes of sprinting for two seconds. Then you come to a point where you are fucked and you lose two and a half-minutes,' says former Tour de France winner.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard crashes and Steven Kruijswijk abandons on stage 15

Jumbo-Visma sees a second rider quit the Tour de France after a heavy fall, shortly before the yellow jersey also hits the deck in fast crash.


7 months ago

Tour de France puts in extra measures to protect peloton in sizzling heat

With temperatures still very high in Europe, the time cut has been extended and riders will be able to take bottles almost all day long.


Tour de France Writers

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world.

Betsy Welch

Betsy is a senior editor at VeloNews. Before that, she was a Spanish teacher and most recently, a Registered Nurse working in community health. She’s been freelancing about bikes and other outdoors and health-related topics for over a decade. When she’s not riding or writing, Betsy adores traveling. In 2016, she started, and will one day finish, bikepacking the length of the Baja Divide.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including all three grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Jim Cotton

Jim is a UK-based editor and reporter. With experience on the ground at the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, road worlds, UAE Tour and many others, Jim has worked some of the biggest races in the world. Like any aspirational WorldTour rookie, he knows that a Tour de France debut is around the corner. Jim covers a lot of race reports while also focussing on deep dives into the dynamics, personalities and training at the top of the sport. And where are many of those story ideas dreamed up? While out training for trail running races – but don’t hold that against him.

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at VeloNews.com. Before that, he was the EIC at Cyclingnews between 2008 and 2022. Originally from Ireland but based in the UK, he has reported from over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several world championships across Europe, three editions of the Tour Down Under, the Spring Classics, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and numerous other major cycling events. Daniel plans the global race and news coverage for VeloNews and works alongside the rest of the excellent editorial team in ensuring that the site’s reporting delivers to its loyal and respected readership. Rides: Pinarello, Cinelli, and Cannondale.

Dan Martin

Dan Martin was one of the most successful riders of his generation with the Irishman winning stages in all three grand tours, and finishing inside the top-ten in all of them too. Also a winner of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Il Lombardia, he was a consistent winner throughout his career. Having retired at the end of 2021, Martin has started a number of new projects, including regular contributions for.

How to watch the Tour de France in 2023

For 2023: GCN+ is showing the Tour de France in North America. Those of you in Europe have more options.

Inside the United States and Canada

Cycling fans in the U.S.A. and Canada can watch the Tour de France streamed through GCN+. The $49 annual subscription will allow you to watch via a web browser, the mobile app, or a smart tv app.

Daily coverage begins as early as 5:00 a.m. EDT daily. You’ll want to check the specific broadcast time for each stage, since there is some variability in the start times of the daily broadcast.

Outside the United States and Canada

GCN+ will show the race in Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Eurosport will show the race in Europe. Other options include Rai Sport in Italy, L'Equipe TV in France, and Sporza in Belgium.