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Tour de France 2023

Tour de France 2023 race news, previews, results, tour map, race tech, analysis, and photos. Follow for breaking on twitter, instagram, or facebook.

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 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.

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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 Pogačar (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 2023: Analyzing the possible GC contenders

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

Latest Tour de France News

2 months ago

Federico Bahamontes, Spain’s first Tour de France winner, dies at 95

The 'Eagle of Toledo' won six King of the Mountains jerseys and one yellow jersey as he raced during cycling's 'golden era' of the 1950s and 1960s.

2 months ago

‘On the Tourmalet, everything can happen’: Tour de France Femmes prepares for historic day

Alison Jackson hoping for some food-based gifts from fans, including but not limited to, hamburgers and chicken wings.

2 months ago

Tour de France report card: Ranking every team

Rags and riches: How many teams won stages? Which squads left with nothing? We dive in.

2 months ago

The blingiest custom bikes of the Tour de France

Custom bikes from, Cavendish, Van der Poel, Sagan, Pedersen, and more.

2 months ago

The best tech from the Tour de France

New bikes, helmets, and more at the 2023 Tour de France.

2 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: The ‘big loop’ ends in Paris on a high

In his final diary entry, Lawson Craddock takes us inside the final stage on the Champs-Élysées and reflects after a hard month of racing.

2 months ago

What’s next for Tadej Pogačar? No Vuelta a España, but the worlds are on

'He deserves a bit of calm', but no rest for a hungry bike racer: Pogačar to take aim at rainbow jersey and considers future runs at Giro and Vuelta.

2 months ago

Pro bike check: Vingegaard’s Tour de France winning Cervélo S5

The GC specialist spent many more days on his aero bike than you might expect.

2 months ago

Power analysis: How to hold off the Tour de France peloton for 178 km

We dive into the power numbers of the Tour's best breakaway riders.

2 months ago

Americans are needed on the podium to boost the Tour de France’s popularity in the US

In the final part of this series, we focus on the need for top GC riders.

2 months ago

Kasper Asgreen’s not just good at bike racing, he’s one of the peloton’s tech geeks

A look at the bikes of Julian Alaphilippe and current European road cycling champion Fabio Jakobsen.

2 months ago

How the Americans fared at the Tour de France

A yellow jersey, a near-miss in the King of the Mountains, and breakaways galore: How the US riders performed at the Tour de France.

2 months ago

Tour de France Femmes stage 3 culture: The Lascaux caves

Exploring the famous Lascaux caves and the challenges of preserving their 17,000-year-old paintings.

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2 months ago

21 quick-fire takeaways from the 2023 Tour de France

From the Jumbo-Visma steamroller and Pogačar's panache, to polka perfection and Plan Bs: Here's a pick'n mix of talking points.

2 months ago

Veronica Ewers: Tour de France Femmes will be more than Vollering vs Van Vleuten

The American is looking to return to the top 10 after a strong debut showing in 2022.

2 months ago

‘I woke up feeling hungover’: The comedown after winning a Tour de France stage

Messed-up sleep, fighting off sickness, damaged motivation: Michael Woods, Felix Gall, and Tom Pidcock on the highs and lows.

2 months ago

Tour de France: How Giulio Ciccone edged past Neilson Powless in race for the King of the Mountains

American Powless held jersey for over half of the race and can savor his performance.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 21: The latest standings and video highlights

Champs Élysées enlivened by flat-out racing and multiple attacks

2 months ago

Lost Boys: Victor Lafay’s unfinished business

In the last of the 'Lost Boys' series, John Wilcockson profiles the Tour's final rider who did not arrive to Paris.

2 months ago

Tour de France: Is this the beginning of the Jonas Vingegaard era? Tadej Pogačar says not so fast

This Tour reconfirmed that Pogačar and Vingegaard are at the very top of the Tour de France pyramid, and both are already plotting a rematch for 2024.

2 months ago

Tour de France Femmes: Riders decry lack of cohesive chase as Lotte Kopecky attacks to victory

Though several teams had multiple riders in the group behind the Belgian, a fractured chase only helped to cement Kopecky's advantage.

2 months ago

Who is Jordi Meeus? The unknown Belgian just pipped the sprinter superstars at the Tour de France

Meet Bora-Hansgrohe’s Belgian bullet who beat his friend Philipsen and stunned the cycling world in Paris.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 21: Jordi Meeus stuns favorites in photo-finish

Jonas Vingegaard delivers a near-perfect performance to win a second straight yellow jersey, while Tadej Pogačar attacks on final laps in sign of intention.

2 months ago

Lotte Kopecky turns last year’s frustrations into Tour de France Femmes yellow

Belgian describes the 2022 race as her 'worst week on the bike.'

2 months ago

Tour de France Femmes stage 1: Lotte Kopecky blazes to solo victory and first yellow jersey

SD Worx-Protime kick-starts its Tour campaign in style as Lorena Wiebes finishes second from the chase group.

2 months ago

Keeping the Tour de France Femmes hype going: Riders weigh up the pros and cons of move away from Paris

Start in Clermont-Ferrand is a chance for the women's peloton to 'create our own story' says Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.

2 months ago

Tom Pidcock learns the hard way in his Tour de France GC quest: ‘I felt like a pretender’

Pidcock leaves the Tour with lessons for the future as he strives to become Ineos Grenadiers' next yellow jersey.

2 months ago

Marta Cavalli wants to write a new Tour de France Femmes story after 2022 crash

The Italian says she has 'nothing to lose' as she goes into this year's race with few expectations.

2 months ago

Tour De France stage 20: The latest standings and video highlights

Last-ever Thibaut Pinot mountain raid and GC contender scrap for stage win.

2 months ago

Official start list for the second Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

The start list is packed with big names and even bigger ambitions. Who will claim this year's opening yellow jersey?

2 months ago

‘I just somersaulted’: Sepp Kuss tumbles out of Tour de France top 10 after crash

It's mission accomplished for the American climbing star with Jumbo-Visma poised to win the yellow jersey Sunday in Paris: 'I was happy to be there in a lot of key moments.'

2 months ago

Tour de France: Yates brothers together until the end

Cycling's most successful twins end the Tour on attacking high that mirrors how they opened the race in Bilbao nearly three weeks ago.

2 months ago

‘It’s the biggest race I’ve won’: Annemiek van Vleuten, Demi Vollering, more ahead of Tour de France Femmes

Velo caught up with some of the main contenders ahead of the second edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 20: Pogačar scores redemptive victory, Pinot lights up swansong mountain stage

Vingegaard finishes safe in third to all-but guarantee final victory, Pinot animates explosive 'home' stage through the Vosges.

2 months ago

Who can beat Annemiek van Vleuten at Tour de France Femmes? Five names in the game

The race for the podium is going to be more competitive than ever. From Demi Vollering to Juliette Labous, here are the leading candidates for the top spots in cycling's biggest prize.

2 months ago

Tour de France training takeaways, from the coaches of Vingegaard, Pogačar

Coaches of Tour's 'big two' lift the lid on how fundamental training principles still rule in the biggest race in the world.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 21: An Olympic taster before a huge sprint into Paris

The most famous sprint in cycling to play out once again.

2 months ago

Tour de France unsung heroes: Kevin Geniets on finding his inner peace on the bike

The Groupama-FDJ rider from Luxembourg was overcome with emotions when he finished his first Tour de France last year.

2 months ago

Bike Check: The Dare VSRu aero bike of Alexander Kristoff and Uno-X in the Tour de France

Grizzled vet Alexander Kristoff rides the Dare VSRu aero road bike for the debut of the Uno-X team in the Tour de France.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 19: The latest standings and video highlights

The breakaway fends off the chasers for the second day in a row.

2 months ago

Matej Mohorič and his moving finish-line tears: ‘Sometimes you feel like you don’t belong here’

Slovenian shows admirable empathy towards rivals: 'I wish that everyone could win a Tour stage.'

2 months ago

‘I was hoping for an easy day in the bunch’: Asgreen centimeters away from two Tour de France stage wins in a row

Dane unexpectedly makes it into all-out breakaway battle and nearly becomes first rider in 21st century to win back-to-back breakaway stages.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 19: Matej Mohorič wins in photo finish after another break fends off chase

Mohorič pips Asgreen after breakaway holds off a breakaway in a wild stage for those at the front.

2 months ago

The Lost Boys: A question of survival

More riders leave the race, while another battles against the odds to survive.

2 months ago

Cycling’s greatest victory salutes: ‘In the end, you’re the winner, you’re allowed to do whatever you want’

Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care: Sagan, Ciccone, and Flecha on putting on a show with charismatic salutes.

2 months ago

Jasper Philipsen: Rising supersprinter and world title threat under fire for Tour de France blocking

Belgium's green jersey-in-waiting poses 'luxury' dilemma for Belgian worlds team after selection alongside Van Aert, Evenepoel.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 20: Danger in the Vosges mountains

A big, big day in the mountains to decide the final general classification.

2 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: ‘Col de la Loze is the hardest climb I’ve ever raced’

In his latest diary, Lawson talks about the Col de la Loze, pulling all day to bring back a breakaway, and what lies in store for Friday's firecracker stage.

2 months ago

‘No talk, just push like crazy’: How the breakaway beat the sprinters at the Tour de France

Stage 18 of the Tour de France should have been a certain sprint stage, but four men had a different plan.

2 months ago

Tadej Pogačar vows to finish this Tour de France on his terms

Tour de Hoody: Will a second Tour de France loss serve as a moment of reckoning for Pogačar and UAE? First comes the final push to Paris.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Tour de France Power: The numbers behind Vingegaard’s TT and Sepp Kuss on the Col de la Loze

Literally no one expected Vingegaard to beat Tadej Pogačar by one minute and 38 seconds in stage 16’s time trial.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 18: The latest standings and video highlights

Superb finale sees break fend off hard-chasing main bunch.

2 months ago

‘When the lights go out, the lights go out’: Sepp Kuss on Tadej Pogačar’s dramatic Col de la Loze collapse

Jumbo-Visma's 'Mailman' retains top-10 overall while playing pivotal role in fending off two-time winner Pogačar: 'We knew what we needed to do to crack him.'

2 months ago

Kasper Asgreen and day’s breakaway foils sprinters to win stage 18 of Tour de France

Breakaway's gap controlled by bunch but still holds off sprinters' teams.

2 months ago

Lost Boys: The ‘nearly’ men

Injury forced Matteo Jorgensen out of the race, and Alexis Renard missed the time cut.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 18: Phew! At last, one for the sprinters

Any surviving sprinters will have a chance as the route takes a breather from climbing.

2 months ago

FDJ-Suez wants to be the ‘stone in the shoe’ of SD Worx at Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

French squad is looking to build on stage win at last year's race with aggressive approach from the outset.

2 months ago

Tour de France’s race for third place becoming increasingly hard to predict

Simon Yates revives podium hopes after long-distance break on stage 17.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 19: Another opportunity for the breakaway artists

Teams running out of time for those still without a stage win or a big result.

2 months ago

Could the Tour de France start in the USA soon?

As foreign 'grand départs' get more ambitious, Tour de France technical director Thierry Gouvenou explores the possibility of a start across the Atlantic.

2 months ago

Stalled motorcycles impede yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard in ‘queen stage’

Logjam on the Col de la Loze: An official race vehicle and motorcycles create a high-altitude traffic jam in second incident of this Tour.

2 months ago

Boosting the Tour’s popularity in the U.S. will take better development systems and infrastructure

Part five of a deep dive into what it will take to grow the popularity of cycling in the U.S.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 17: Vingegaard makes huge GC gains as Pogačar cracks, Gall goes solo to victory

Pogačar blows up on crushing Col de la Loze ascent, falls to more than seven minutes back on GC in gruelling Alpine 'queen stage'.

2 months ago

Tour de France tech: Intermarché-Circus-Wanty’s Cube bikes and a chat with Andre Greipel

Hidden valves, upgraded derailleur pulleys, Rotor cranksets, and other goodies on the bikes of Biniam Girmay and Rui Costa.

2 months ago

Now his yellow jersey to lose: Jonas Vingegaard tightens grip on Tour de France after quadrupling lead

Jumbo-Visma says that GC fight is now 'over' as long as Vingegaard stays out of trouble.

2 months ago

Tadej Pogačar in perdition: ‘This was one of my worst days on the bike’

A crash, a slump, a big time loss for UAE Team Emirates leader: 'He touched everyone's heart today.'

2 months ago

A rookie defies the odds to win big at the Tour de France

The 25-year-old Tour de France rookie just won the hardest climbing stage of the race.

2 months ago

The Lost Boys: A ‘no choice’ trio

The latest in the series about riders who are forced to leave the Tour de France.

2 months ago

From personal trainer to pro Tour de France Femmes rider: Justine Ghekiere on her Tour debut

The 27-year-old missed out on Tour selection last year but is set to help teammate Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s GC ambitions this year.

2 months ago

‘It’s going to be all out’: Sprinters fight to survive time cut on Tour de France’s toughest day

Three opportunities remain for the fast men in the peloton, but they will have to beat dominant sprinter Jasper Philipsen and survive the Alps to take victory.

2 months ago

2 months ago

The five most interesting things about the BMC x Red Bull prototype bike AG2R rides in the Tour de France

The prototype BMC and Red Bull bikes that AG2R Citroën Team are riding in the Tour de France have a number of interesting component choices.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 16 video highlights

The race's sole TT opens things up.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 17: A grandiose battle looms on one of Tour’s most grueling stages

A big, big day in the mountains that will prove crucial to the GC battle.

2 months ago

Joy, relief, and shock for Jumbo-Visma as Jonas Vingegaard demolishes rivals in TT

Head of performance Heijboer gives insight into months of preparation, bike change decision, and Vingegaard's aero gains.


Tour de France Writers

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the European editor for Velo. Since joining the title in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world. He’s covered dozens editions of the spring classics and the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España, as well as numerous world championships in road, track, and mountain biking. He’s also covered five Olympic Games and traveled across six continents for bike races. Beyond the Outside cycling network, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Outside, SKITraveler Magazine, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. He’s a voting member of the Velo d’Or prize committee, and he’s appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, and BBC. Chances are if there’s a bike race, EuroHoody’s been to it, or will be going soon.

Betsy Welch

Betsy writes about off-road racing, culture, and personalities for Velo and PinkBike. She loves huge adventures on the bike, whether that means all-day alpine mountain biking or credit card touring through Alpine villages in Europe. Some of her most memorable reporting/riding trips (the lines get blurred) include the Migration Gravel Race in Kenya, bikepacking the Colorado Trail, and witnessing the first-ever Tour de France Femmes.  

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

I’m a UK-based editor and reporter focusing on road racing, training, and nutrition. I’ve developed a bank of experience working on the ground at all three grand tours, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche, road worlds, and many more. I have my own ‘Behind the Ride‘ series of features that digs into how riders in the pro peloton have become the best in the world. It’s a wide-ranging column that’s covered diet, training, recovery, altitude camps, and a lot more. And when I’m not working? After a few decades of mostly dismal results, I’ve hung up the wheels on my bike racing career. Instead, now, I’m training for trail running races … but don’t hold that against me.

Andy McGrath

Formerly editor of Rouleur magazine, Andy McGrath is a freelance sports journalist and has covered the Tour de France, Tour of Italy and the sport’s big one-day Classics. He is covering the 2023 Tour de France for VELO.

Shane Stokes

Shane Stokes has written about pro cycling for over 25 years, covering grand tours, world championships, Classics and other major events in the sport during that time. He’s been the Irish Times cycling correspondent for two decades, appeared regularly on that country’s national broadcaster RTE in analyzing the sport, and contributed to Velo and many of the sport’s international outlets. When not writing about cycling he’s happiest in nature on a sunny day, particularly with a dog or two in tow.

Will Tracy

Photojournalist & Associate Editor – Outdoor & Endurance at Outside.

Alvin Holbrook

Hi, my name is Alvin Holbrook. I am the road and gravel tech editor for VELO, but I also cover e-bikes and whatever else piques my interest. Obviously, I love all things bikes, but I also care deeply about urban development and the infrastructure around it that makes going by bike easier. Meet Alvin

Troy Templin

Senior Tech Editor Road & Gravel, Cycling Group

How to watch the Tour de France Femmes in 2023

For 2023: Peacock 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 Peacock. The $5 per month subscription will allow you to watch via a web browser, the mobile app, or a smart tv app. Select stages of the Tour are also broadcast on NBC and USA.

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.