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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

3 months ago

Dozens of punctures after Tour de France stage 2 sabotaged with tacks on road

Mads Pedersen, Luke Durbridge, and Lilian Calmejane among riders who punctured due to tacks on the road.

3 months ago

Thrown bikes, slammed doors: Terse scenes at Jumbo-Visma as twin Tour de France ambition comes unstuck

Van Aert loses opportunity, Pogačar nabs bonuses in frustrating second stage for Dutch dominators.

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar picking away at Jonas Vingegaard in Tour de France time bonus tug-of-war

Eleven seconds might not seem like much, but the Tour's been won and lost by a smaller margin.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 2: Victor Lafay denies Van Aert, Pogačar with late-stage attack

Neilson Powless defended his King of the Mountains jersey before an elite group drove to the line.

3 months ago

Gallery: 2023 Tour de France Stage 1

Stage 1 took riders through the Basque country of Spain providing a dramatic backdrop for an action-packed opener.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 1 finale video highlights: Sibling rivalry

Adam and Simon Yates light up opening stage as two GC names crash out of contention.

3 months ago

Mark Cavendish on cusp of surpassing ‘Merckx mark’ in first Tour de France sprint showdown

Former leadout man Mark Renshaw clear on his ability: ‘He is the best sprinter we have ever seen.’

3 months ago

From Enric Mas to ‘opi-omi’: Top 5 times the Tour de France imploded on the very first stage

Crashes can happen at any time during the Tour de France. They only seem that much more cruel when it happens on the first day.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 2 preview: Another hilly stage for the puncheurs

Another day of punchy climbs and explosive action in the second full day in Spain's Basque Country.

3 months ago

Has Phil Liggett ever told you about the time his car got bombed in the Basque Country?

A legend of cycling broadcasting recounts his memories of the Tour in the Basque Country.

3 months ago

Get to know Adam and Simon Yates, the twin brothers with the Tour de France 1-2

Twins for the win: the Yates brothers' wild ride to chase the yellow jersey on stage 1 of the Tour de France.

3 months ago

American Neilson Powless earns the first King of the Mountains jersey at the Tour de France: ‘I fulfilled a childhood dream.’

Neilson Powless in KoM jersey softens blow for EF Education-EasyPost in wake of crash involving GC captain Richard Carapaz.

3 months ago

Winners, losers, omens, and warnings in wild opening stage of Tour de France

'This is a tough blow': Enric Mas, Richard Carapaz crash out while UAE take control in dramatic final of hilly Bilbao stage.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 1: Tadej Pogačar attacks, Adam Yates beats twin for win, Enric Mas out

Yates beats Yates in brotherly sprint in Bilbao to open Tour de France with exclamation point.

3 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert ride 1x groupsets at first stage of the Tour de France

The opening stage brings 3,300 meters of climbing, so why ditch the front derailleur?

3 months ago

Tour de France: EF Education-EasyPost shooting for the moon with Richard Carapaz, Neilson Powless, and others

Paris-or-bust: American squad all-in for big Tour push for final podium, stage wins, and maybe more.

3 months ago

The Basque Country: Why it’s going to be the ultimate grand depart

Shoddy Dave explores the culture of the Basque Country ahead of the Tour de France.

3 months ago

The Outer Line: Why’d they do that?

Collusion, cooperation, controversy, or just plain old cycling tactics? A look into the strategies of pro cycling, including the deals struck and favors granted between teams.

3 months ago

Quinn Simmons dreams of winning a Tour stage in the stars and stripes jersey

‘I may never have this opportunity again so I have to make it count.'

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard push pressure in pre-Tour de France mind games

Yellow jersey favorites push pressure onto each other ahead of explosive opening stage in the Basque Country.

3 months ago

Tour de France to add padding but will keep descents: ‘We do not want to end up having bike races in parking lots’

Stakeholders straddle line between enhancing safety and protecting the essence of bike racing: 'We will not eliminate the final descents. That's not racing.'

3 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: Happy to be back for another ‘big loop’

Lawson Craddock returns for his third Tour de France start. Join along all month as the Texan shares his insights and stories with an exclusive rider diary.

3 months ago

Lotto-Dstny responds to allegations DS Allan Davis sent topless photos to women on social media

CEO Stéphane Heulot said the team didn't have proof but it had decided to not bring Davis to Tour de France to 'protect' himself and the team.

3 months ago

From bike shop worker to Tour de France racer: the incredible journey of Elmar Reinders

Inside the Jayco-AlUla rider's rapid rise and how the Dutch debutant will help Dylan Groenewegen in bunch sprints.

3 months ago

Pogačar, Vingegaard, someone else? Our editors predict who wins the TDF

Our reporting team will be on the ground all month sharing insight, reporting, color, and the occasional barb: So who wins the yellow jersey, and how?

3 months ago

3 months ago

Tour de France: Here’s what Vingegaard, Cavendish, Van der Poel, Pogačar say ahead of the grand départ

How is Pogačar's wrist? Does Cavendish believe in number 35? Is Van der Poel hunting green? We got the answers to all the big questions.

3 months ago

Riders on edge ahead of Tour de France: ‘The worst-case scenario is really scary’

Riders pushing for more safety measures after Gino Mãder tragedy: 'I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared.'

3 months ago

Boosting the Tour de France’s popularity in the United States – Part 1

What will it take to elevate the American Tour viewership above that of an afternoon baseball game?

3 months ago

Tour de France ticker: Security ramps up ahead of possible protests, Sagan apologizes after DUI charge

Follow all the Tour de France hype ahead of the Bilbao 'grand départ' on July 1.

3 months ago

From the yellow jersey to the lanterne rouge: the ambitions of every team in the Tour de France

Winning a stage, hitting the podium, or claiming the 'maillot jaune' are at an absolute premier every July: Here are the leaders for every team and their chances of striking Tour gold.

3 months ago

Americans in the Tour de France: Quality over quantity as new generation takes over

Six riders across six teams all hope to make an impact with the dream of winning a Tour de France stage.

3 months ago

Will Chris Froome race another Tour de France?

There's no room for the four-time yellow jersey Chris Froome at the 2023 Tour. We explore whether he'll ever return to the race he once ruled.

3 months ago

Startlist for the 2023 Tour de France

Here are the latest confirmed names for the 2023 Tour de France starting July 1 in Bilbao and ending July 23 in Paris.

3 months ago

Matteo Jorgenson on next step in Tour de France evolution: ‘I keep chipping away’

Movistar wants support for Enric Mas in a GC bid for the final podium in Jorgenson's farewell with the Spanish team.

3 months ago

Egan Bernal joins Tom Pidcock in Tour de France return 18 months after brutal crash

The 2019 Tour de France winner returns for his first grand tour since his near-fatal crash early in 2022: 'Be strong, because life only comes to us once.'

3 months ago

Israel-Premier Tech debuts new jersey for Tour de France

The jersey highlights the team's partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.

3 months ago

Fueling the Tour de France: Inside a grand tour rider’s gut-buster diet

We speak to WorldTour chefs and nutritionists to reveal the mega-carb menus that power the race for the yellow jersey.

3 months ago

Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish, Thibaut Pinot and their last dance with the Tour de France

Three racers that drove the narrative of the modern Tour de France see one last ride this summer – we look at their legacies.

3 months ago

Kingmaker in the mountains: Sepp Kuss and his GC ‘Midas touch’

Jumbo-Visma wins grand tours when the Colorado climbing ace is on the start list.

3 months ago

Chris Froome left off Tour de France squad

Israel Premier Tech leaves Froome on sidelines as squad confirms stage-hunters anchored by Michael Woods.

3 months ago

Waiting for the Tour de France call: the most nervous week of the year

Pedaling on eggshells: All across the peloton, riders are waiting for final confirmation if they'll be racing the Tour de France or not.

3 months ago

Team DSM’s Kevin Vermaerke first American to confirm Tour de France start

The 22-year-old will ride in support of GC captain Romain Bardet in Tour de France return.

3 months ago

2023 Tour de France race preview: Can anyone topple the Pogačar-Vingegaard duopoly?

Can Vingegaard defend? Will Pogačar shake off injury? Who could play spoiler? Will Cavendish make history? It all plays out during three weeks in July.

3 months ago

How to watch the 2023 Tour de France: Online, streaming, and on television

Here's where to watch the race for the yellow jersey from a desktop computer, handheld or mobile device, TV, or smart streaming app.

3 months ago

Tour de France now boasts its official ‘tapa’ to kick things off in Bilbao

One of Spain's most celebrated chefs creates a tasty morsel to mark the return of the Tour de France.

3 months ago

Who can take on Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard at the Tour de France? Rating the GC ‘second tier’

From Hindley and O’Connor through Mas and Carapaz, who's looking hot and who's not after the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de Suisse.

3 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers and its Tour de France problem

Seven-time Tour-topping team stuck in limbo as it waits on new talents to flourish while questions hang over proven winners.

4 months ago

Brent Bookwalter is Joining NBC’s Tour de France Broadcast

Recently retired pro Brent Bookwalter will join the production as a cycling analyst, alongside longtime broadcasters Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Christian Vande Velde, and reporter Steve Porino.

4 months ago

Tour de France: Who could join Sepp Kuss in the club of US stage winners?

Only 11 US men have won stages in the Tour de France. Will this year's edition see another name added to the line?

4 months ago

Caleb Ewan: Millimeters would have turned around ‘worst start of the season of my career’

The Australian believes that Mark Cavendish is 'crafty' enough to take record-breaking stage win at Tour de France.

4 months ago

Five stories to watch in the 2023 Tour de France: Who will win the yellow jersey?

Here are the threads that will stitch together the narrative in men's cycling's biggest stage race.

4 months ago

How running shoes, food apps, and psychology sessions take riders to the Tour de France

We investigate how and why cross-training, nutrition, and psychology have become crucial to forging modern Tour de France champions.

4 months ago

What the Tour de Suisse might tell us about the Tour de France

Could Sagan stun in swansong summer? Is Van Aert on course to crush? Here are some key threads to follow as the Tour-bound peloton rides through Switzerland.

4 months ago

Tour de France: Sepp Kuss is in, Brandon McNulty is out, which other US riders will race?

Which US riders will start the Tour de France on July 1 in Bilbao? Here's the latest on who will make the grade.

4 months ago

Tour de France: Making the case why Remco Evenepoel and Primož Roglič should race

Tour de Hoody: It makes sense that they're bypassing July, but the Tour de France would be better off if they make late-hour surprise starts.

4 months ago

Mathieu van der Poel is fresher, more relaxed, and primed for his ‘best Tour de France’

Dutch ace chooses training over racing through late spring, and now he's raring to blitz the Tour de France and a road-MTB worlds double.

4 months ago

From altitude camp to taper, base miles to Basque départ: How riders train for the Tour de France

Lifting the lid on how riders peak for three weeks, why they don't taper, why Pogačar is sacrificing racing for training, and more.

4 months ago

No Giro d’Italia drama, s’il vous plait: COVID-19 protocols to return to the Tour de France

Reuters reports strict anti-COVID measures will be enforced as masks, distancing, and 'bubbles' return to the Tour de France.

4 months ago

Egan Bernal and Tour de France return hangs in balance at Critérium du Dauphiné

A strong week across the French Alps could confirm his return to the Tour de France next month: 'We can feel he’s really close.'

4 months ago

Four weeks, two races, lots of wrist braces: Can Tadej Pogačar hit top form for Tour de France?

'Maybe the wrist won't be 100 percent, but the legs can be': Pogačar choses training over stage racing ahead of yellow jersey bout with Vingegaard.

4 months ago

Sepp Kuss to join Jonas Vingegaard for Tour de France title defense, Primož Roglič reboots

Roglič penciled in for Vuelta to put Jumbo-Visma in frame for possible grand tour sweep, sponsor confirms imminent withdrawal of funding.

4 months ago

30 days to the Tour de France: Why this year’s race could be one for the ages

Pogačar vs. Vingegaard, Cavendish's Merckxian challenge, Sagan's long goodbye, US stage-hunters: Here are five story lines that will make the 2023 Tour stand out.

7 months ago

Will the 2024 Tour de France see another time trial reversal?

The stage is set for another dramatic reversal of fortunes with a final-day time trial to close out the 2024 Tour. Will it happen again?

7 months ago

2024 Tour de France to close with rollercoaster TT over La Turbie and Col d’Eze

A mountain summit and time trial will put exclamation point on the final weekend of the 2024 Tour de France.

8 months ago

NBC Sports, Peacock secure US media rights for the Tour de France on six-year extension

Beginning in 2024, all stages will be presented live exclusively on Peacock.

9 months ago

Chris Froome vows 2023 won’t be his last

Four-time Tour de France winner says another bout of COVID won't slow him down ahead of stage-race targets for new season.

9 months ago

Tour de France officials confirm Italian ‘grand départ’ in 2024

The race will start in Florence, visit Marco Pantani's home town, and stop in Turin before crossing the Alps into France.

10 months ago

The 5 best Tour de France stage cities

Tour de Hoody: The annual 'big loop' takes in the hidden corners of France, and these are stage cities everyone wants to return to.

10 months ago

‘Jan Ullrich: The Best There Never Was’: The showdown on Luz-Ardiden and the 2003 Tour de France

To mark Ullrich's 49th birthday, author Daniel Friebe shares a book extract about the German's best and last chance to win the yellow jersey.

10 months ago

Tour de France organizers confirm Nice time trial finish in 2024

It will be the first time in the event's history that the race will finish so far from Paris.

11 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard: ‘Remco Evenepoel and I could be allies until we have to deal with each other’

Danish rider continues to hint at Tour de France return and showdown against the best grand tour riders in the world.

11 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard on 2023 Tour de France route: ‘This year was better for me than next year’s course’

The Dane on his goals for 2023: 'I want to continue at this level, return to the Tour, and fight to try to win it again.'

11 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers has to try and win the Tour de France, says Steve Cummings

'The race will still be won or lost in the final week with some filthy climbs across stages 14, 15 and 17,' says Ineos Grenadiers director.

11 months ago

Santini brings customizable Tour de France yellow jersey tech to the masses

Tour de France jersey supplier Santini launches 'Custom' range that utilizes fit and fabrics featured in iconic yellow jersey.

11 months ago

Romain Bardet on 2023 Tour de France: ‘The most difficult first week that ever existed’

'It's a super exciting course': French climber hails 2023 Tour's mountain-packed opening phase and the return of Puy de Dôme.

11 months ago

Tom Pidcock: I dream of winning the Tour de France, but maybe not next year

Ineos Grenadiers rider set to start cyclocross season in 'three or four' weeks.

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.