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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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Latest Tour de France News

7 months ago

Tour de France: Magnus Cort, Simon Clarke out with COVID-19

Cort wakes up with fever and headache while Clarke returns positive in routine test.


7 months ago

Primož Roglič quits the Tour de France to let injuries heal

The Slovenian has been suffering with injuries that have lingered since his stage 5 crash.


7 months ago

Rigoberto Urán expected to come around in the Pyrenees after starting the Tour de France undercooked

'With Rigo, I never really assumed that he would be able to ride GC after he came out of Suisse with COVID,' says Vaughters.


7 months ago

7 months ago

Tour de France: Michael Matthews’ magical day nets his greatest ever victory

The BikeExchange-Jayco rider registered his first stage victory at the Tour de France since 2017.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Stage 14 video highlights

Watch the best of the action as Matthews took an impressive win and the GC action ignited behind him.


7 months ago

Louis Meintjes roars back into Tour de France classification fight with day in stage 14 escape

Spindly South African climber catapults six spots up GC and reverses early ill-fortune: 'Hopefully this time I don't lose time again.'


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard happy he could follow Tadej Pogačar’s attacks as he defends race lead on stage 14

Jumbo-Visma rider talks of his respect for rival and how he expects to come under attack in the Pyrenees.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 15 preview: Big chance for sprinters in Carcassonne, but beware the breakaway

Sweltering transition stage in south-west France offers an important opportunity for Ewan, Jakobsen, Groenewegen and other fast men.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas unruffled by Tadej Pogačar’s early antics but loses ground on GC

'Pogačar came to me and said Jumbo are struggling, they’re struggling,' says Thomas.


7 months ago

Tadej Pogačar unleashes warning of what’s to come at Tour de France: ‘It’s not going to be easy days for Jumbo’

Pogačar uncorks early attack in test of Jumbo-Visma's ability to defend: 'In the end, I know how good each one of them is.'


7 months ago

Tour de France: Ineos in damage limitation mode as Pogačar and Vingegaard turn Mende into their playground

'I think that we expected that sort of gap on that sort of climb,' Ellingworth tells VeloNews.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 14: Michael Matthews wins solo in Mende

The Australian put in a fine performance to drop his breakaway companions.


7 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers to let Tom Pidcock ‘keep following his ambition’ after Tour de France triumph

Grand tour powerhouse leaves open path for Pidcock to explore after young Brit packs more prestige into palmarès on Alpe d'Huez.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Police car catches fire near stage 14 finish

There have been no reports of injuries and incident should not disrupt stage finish.


7 months ago

Stuart O’Grady likens Wout van Aert to Eddy Merckx, talks Tour de France green jersey and Caleb Ewan

'Every stage is like a mini World Cup race. It’s so intense. That’s great for the sport and for the viewers but it makes it hard work for the pure sprinters,' says Australian.


7 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard’s parents: our Wifi cut out as he attacked on the Granon in Tour de France

Claus and Karina Vingegaard on their son’s cycling beginnings and how he dropped fellow riders on Alpe d’Huez as a teenager.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Caleb Ewan, Alpecin-Fenix fined by race jury for drafting on stage 13

Alpecin-Fenix DS Michel Cornelisse accuses bike commissaire of having 'no feelings' after incident.


7 months ago

Soaring temperatures turn up the heat on Tour de France peloton: ‘It was a furnace’

Organizers prepare 10,000 liters of water to douse melting tarmac as peloton meets a heatwave in sun-scorched southern France this weeekend.


7 months ago

Michael Matthews: First priority is to re-sign with BikeExchange, I’ll know my future by Tour de France rest day

The versatile Australian is sick and has finished second twice in the Tour de France so far. Can he win a stage and improve his contract position?


7 months ago

Tour de France: Concentration key for Jumbo-Visma after narrowly avoiding Ewan crash

'We have the experience of losing the Tour on the last day and we have won three grand tours so we know that we have to stay focussed,' says Zeeman.


7 months ago

Commentary: Why Tadej Pogačar’s implosion on the Granon changes everything in this Tour de France – and beyond

Making sense of Pogačar’s loss of innocence, what it means for the Tour and exploring why fans like champions more when they fail.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Stage 13 video highlights

The breakaway has its day in Saint-Étienne.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 14 preview: Mende could deliver some fireworks

The final climb is steep enough to cause problems for anyone not having a great day.


7 months ago

Neilson Powless’ Tour de France blog: I’m still figuring out the type of rider I am

After an impressive showing on Alpe d'Huez, the American says he's 'hungry for more' in his exclusive VeloNews blog.


7 months ago

Mads Pedersen lives Danish dream two weeks after grand départ disappointment

Pedersen hails Quinn Simmons for crucial role in the break as Danish riders continue to deliver at Tour de France.


7 months ago

Caleb Ewan: The most unlucky sprinter in the Tour de France

Bad luck turns to no luck at all for Caleb Ewan as a crash takes down the Australian on stage 13.


7 months ago

Matteo Jorgenson distraught after another near-miss at Tour de France

'Disappointment again.' Jorgenson vows to keep hunting after second top-five finish in four days in debut Tour.


7 months ago

Brandon McNulty: Winning this Tour de France with Tadej Pogačar is the biggest challenge yet

'Last year we were in a different position but it’s a different race and every year is different. We’re here to fight,' says American climber.


7 months ago

How might Geraint Thomas win the Tour de France? Experience and a big diesel engine

Ineos Grenadiers director confident Thomas 'one of the best we've ever seen' as team counts on his experience in a Gen-Z race.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 13: Mads Pedersen wins out of breakaway

Day's escape move stays clear following crash by Caleb Ewan.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Caleb Ewan crashes with 70km to go in sprint opportunity

The Australian sprinter survived the Alps and Lotto-Soudal was chasing an early breakaway.


7 months ago

Mark Cavendish to EF Education-EasyPost? Jonathan Vaughters confirms interest but it’s not a done deal

'If he got that Eddy Merkcx record, he’s an icon in the sport. You can always make room but there’s lots of questions,' says American team boss.


7 months ago

7 months ago

Is Tom Pidcock a future Tour de France winner? ‘Nothing is excluded’

A thrilling victory atop Alpe d'Huez only raises expectations about Pidcock's grand tour future. His coach says 'we are going to see his limits.'


7 months ago

‘There could be more to come’ from Chris Froome at Tour de France, says team director

Third-place for Froome on Alpe d'Huez after cobblestone victory for Clarke leaves team thirsty for more as it battles relegation threat.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Following Alpe d’Huez win, Bradley Wiggins hails Tom Pidcock as ‘truly amazing’

2012 Tour winner also praises performances of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.


7 months ago

Jumbo-Visma says losing the 2020 Tour de France brought valuable lessons

Sport director explains how the trap was set on the Col du Galibier to isolate and attack Tadej Pogačar.


7 months ago

Warren Barguil out of Tour de France with COVID-19

Officials confirmed that the team's other seven riders cleared health controls, and will continue in the race. 


7 months ago

Tour de France: Aggression and sacrifice net stage win and podium challenge for Ineos Grenadiers

'Before we came to the race Tom Pidcock asked me what I expected from him and I just said full commitment,' says Steve Cummings.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Stage 12 video highlights

The peloton tackles Alpe d’Huez on Bastille Day.


7 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard hails Tour de France rival Tadej Pogačar ‘one of the greatest riders of all time’

Vingegaard parries Pogačar's attacks on the Alpe in day one of daunting nine-stage mission to defend yellow jersey.


7 months ago

From muddy school uniforms to Alpe d’Huez triumph: This is just the start of Tom Pidcock’s Tour de France journey

'I compare myself to Pogačar to Wout, these guys, they are both older than me, and more experienced. But I am ambitious and I have big ambitions,' says British rider.


7 months ago

‘Crazy’ fans crowd Alpe d’Huez at Tour de France: ‘It was unreal’

Yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard raises the fear of COVID, but fans and riders celebrate the return of the Tour's most famous climb.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 13 preview: Bunch sprint or breakaway?

The Tour leaves the Alps with a transition stage to St-Étienne in sweltering heat. The sprinters will be hungry to make the most of this opportunity.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Romain Bardet feels the heat and drops to fourth overall

Frenchman finishes 19 seconds behind fellow challengers, limiting his losses by riding at his own rhyhthm.


7 months ago

Jumbo-Visma switches to defense at Tour de France: ‘Pogačar is always a danger’

Sepp Kuss leads Jumbo-Visma lockdown on Alpe d'Huez summit as Jumbo-Visma switches gears from explosive ride to the Granon.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas climbs to third after strong ride on Alpe d’Huez

Ineos Grenadiers rider lauds teammate Tom Pidcock’s stage victory.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Tadej Pogačar admits he fell into Jumbo-Visma’s trap on the Col du Galibier

Pogačar can't shake Jonas Vingegaard on Alpe d'Huez: 'His team is very strong.'


7 months ago

Tour de France: No regrets for Chris Froome with best performance in years and third on Alpe d’Huez

'Where I’ve come from over the last three years, battling back from my accident to finish third on one of the hardest stages in the Tour, I can be really happy with that,' says four-time Tour winner.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 12: Tom Pidcock becomes youngest winner on Alpe d’Huez

The Ineos Grenadiers rider soars away from the breakaway to take biggest road victory of his career.


7 months ago

Did Tadej Pogačar drive his own downfall in stage 11 of the Tour de France?

Team boss points to over-aggressive racing and commitment to yellow rather than COVID or a hunger knock as cause of Wednesday's spectacular undoing.


7 months ago

Tour de France: ‘It will be crazy again on Alpe d’Huez,’ says Geraint Thomas

Former Tour winner predicts fireworks on return to iconic climb where he won in 2018.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Bob Jungels to use ‘strictly limited edition’ BMC for Bastille Day’s Alpe d’Huez stage

Stage 9 winner to ride new BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc with frameset price of €12,000.


7 months ago

Nairo Quintana revives Tour de France podium dreams

Colombian revs up climbing legs in blast from past to move up into top 5.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Wout van Aert gives fan his green jersey after he helps him with puncture

The Belgian suffered a puncture while riding to his team bus after the Col du Granon finish on stage 11 and gave away his green jersey to a fan who helped him.


7 months ago

7 months ago

Romain Bardet: ‘We could have sorted out the Tour de France podium after the Galibier’

Team DSM leader up to second overall and happy to be back in the GC game for first time since 2018.


7 months ago

VN Archives: LeMond’s Tour de force

Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault rode across the line on the Alpe d'Huez after sticking it to their rivals


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jumbo-Visma aims to ‘crack Pogačar definitively’ after sacrificing Roglič

'I cracked myself but I didn’t care,' says Roglič after an epic day at the Tour de France.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 12 preview: Iconic Alpe d’Huez will decide Bastille Day battle

Three hors categorie climbs on the menu, culminating in a crowd-packed Tour favorite. Will Vingegaard add to his lead, can Pogačar hit back, or might Bardet surprise again?


7 months ago

Dan Martin’s Tour de France analysis: So was this the knockout blow?

'There's a big question over how Vingegaard will cope now that he has a big target on his back,' says Dan Martin in his exclusive column for VeloNews.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Stage 11 video highlights

Watch back on the day's action here.


7 months ago

What do Tour de France rookies expect from their first race up Alpe D’Huez? Absolute carnage.

Historical TV clips, scouting on Zwift, and concerns over COVID – what Alpe newbies expect from the iconic 21 bends: 'It’s going to be crazy.'


7 months ago

Tour de France: Dropping out of GC could be a blessing in disguise for Neilson Powless

American to turn his attention to stage wins after losing time in the Alps.


7 months ago

Tour de Hoody: Col du Granon delivers another passing-of-the-torch moment at Tour de France

Fireworks on the legendary climb confirm that a new generation has forever buried the tactics of controlled racing.


7 months ago

Tour de France: No regrets for breakaway Warren Barguil as thoughts turn to King of the Mountains competition

Barguil pockets €5,000 for crossing Galibier first, but French wait for stage win continues after thwarted 60-kilometer solo bid.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard isn’t waiting to finish second to Tadej Pogačar

Vingegaard, Jumbo-Visma seize control: 'It was nice last year to be second. But I think if we didn't try something, probably I would be second again.'


7 months ago

Tour de France: Tadej Pogačar plots revenge after cracking on the Col du Granon

'We’ll see. I’ll keep fighting until the end. The Tour is far from finished,' says the defending champion.


7 months ago

Enric Mas loses Tour de France podium hopes after suffering behind yellow jersey battle

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) tumbled out of the top-20, and Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) dropped nine spots to 20th. 


7 months ago

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas closes in on podium place with solid performance on Col du Granon

The Welshman is just four seconds behind Tadej Pogačar after a dramatic showdown on stage 11.


7 months ago

Tour de France stage 11: Jonas Vingegaard seizes the yellow jersey as Tadej Pogačar buckles

Two-time Tour de France champion cannot follow as Jumbo-Visma breaks open the race.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Tadej Pogačar finally cracks

The Slovenian is distanced after Jonas Vingegaard launches stinging attack on the Col du Granon.


7 months ago

After an attacking start to stage 11, Mathieu van der Poel quits Tour de France

Dutch rider had been on back foot for entire race as Giro form eluded him.


7 months ago

Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard, Primož Roglič attack Tadej Pogačar in flourish on flanks of Galibier

Tadej Pogačar counters after Jumbo-Visma attacks on the approach to the Galibier in a preview of GC fireworks in the French Alps.


7 months ago

7 months ago

Matteo Jorgenson on mission for more after bittersweet fourth at Tour de France

American Tour rookie confident breakaway wins will come when not playing 'MVP' for Movistar captain Enric Mas.


7 months ago

‘Clowns’ and an ‘important subject’: Riders and teams react to climate protest on Tour de France

Stage 10 of the Tour de France was halted with 36k to go after protestors blocked the road.


7 months ago

Crunch time for Ineos Grenadiers as Tour de France hits the high mountains

'It’s not just about riding around so we’ll use every trick in the book to try and tactically win the race,' says Rod Ellingworth.


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.