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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

13 years ago

Boasson Hagen surges into ‘wide open’ Tour de France green jersey race

Edvald Boasson Hagen is surging into the game after two third-place finishes.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 5 of the 2010 Tour de France

Casey B. Gibson finds it all during stage 5 in France

13 years ago

Tyler Farrar tests his legs (and battered arm) in Tour’s stage 5 sprint

Tyler Farrar still isn't 100 percent, but the Garmin-Transitions sprinter is back in the mix.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 5 results

Complete results from stage 5

13 years ago

Alberto Contador stops by RadioShack bus to deliver gifts to Armstrong and Bruyneel

Alberto Contador stops by the RadioShack bus with gifts for Armstrong and Bruyneel.

13 years ago

Tour de France Tech: A look at bikes from sprinters Mark Cavendish, Tyler Farrar and Alesandro Petacchi

A close look at the fastest bikes in the peloton — those of Cavendish, Petacchi and Farrar

13 years ago

Jan Ullrich’s ex-director admits organizing trips to Dr. Fuentes

Former T-Mobile sports director Rudy Pevenage says he organized visits for Jan Ullrich to Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, the central figure in the Operación Puerto affair.

13 years ago

Ryder Hesjedal hopes to fill Christian Vande Velde’s shoes

Ryder Hesjedal knows he has to change roles in the absence of team leader Christian Vande Velde.

13 years ago

Tour de France Tech: Ridden once – A look at Sylvain Chavanel’s special yellow Eddy Merckx bike

A look at Sylvain Chavanel's special Eddy Merckx bikes used for his day in the yellow jersey.

13 years ago

Lance Armstrong ends interviews when heckled at the Tour de France

Lance Armstrong is relieved to have a crash-free day at the Tour. A heckler cuts short post-race interviews.

13 years ago

As tensions mount in the Tour de France, Cancellara emerges as the peloton’s patron

As tensions mount in the Tour peloton, Fabian Cancellara is emerging as the new patron.

13 years ago

Thor Hushovd tightens grip on Tour’s green jersey

Thor Hushovd couldn't out-kick Alessandro Petacchi on Wednesday, but he added 17 points to his lead in the green-jersey contest.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de France

Casey B. Gibson finds beer, crowds, a roadside diner and many bandaged riders during Wednesday's stage.

13 years ago

Julian Dean — second in today’s Tour de France stage — steps in for a recovering Tyler Farrar

Julian Dean — second in stage 4 — is playing Tyler Farrar's sprinter position while Farrar recovers.

13 years ago

Mark Renshaw ‘100 percent sure’ Mark Cavendish will win a Tour stage this year

Mark Cavendish's lead-out man says he is 100 percent sure Cav' will win a stage this year.

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de France

McEwen and Cav' chat, Hincapie rolls, The Shack pulls. More of Graham Watson's shots from the fourth stage.

13 years ago

Vino’ has Contador’s back — for now, at least

Alexander Vinokourov remains an enigma for many watching the 2010 Tour de France.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 4 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 4 results

13 years ago

Euskaltel’s Amets Txurruka abandons Tour with broken collarbone

Amets Txurruka hits the deck early and hangs on to finish next to last on stage 4, but abandons with his second broken collarbone of the season.

13 years ago

Zabel: Cavendish’s green-jersey campaign may already be over

Tour de France sprint legend Erik Zabel fears Mark Cavendish may have already lost the green jersey for good to Thor Hushovd.

13 years ago

Denied on stage 3, Ryder Hesjedal will keep trying for Tour de France stage win

After coming close to a stage win Tuesday, Ryder Hesjedal is more motivated than ever.

13 years ago

Hunter, Fuglsang exchanged blows in stage 3

Robbie Hunter admits punching Jakob Fuglsang, but says he was merely retaliating for a blow given him.

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: Clarity after the cobblestones

Two-time second-place finisher Cadel Evans (BMC) is in the driver’s seat after Tour’s hectic opening.

13 years ago

Tour de France tech gallery: A look at the bikes used on the stage 3 cobbles

A look at the bike set-ups used for the stage 3 cobbles

13 years ago

Fränk Schleck’s collarbone broken in three places after Tour de France crash

The Saxo man is headed for immediate surgery, the team says.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 3 of the 2010 Tour de France

It was a rough day on the third stage of the Tour de France and Casey B. Gibson was there to follow the action.

13 years ago

Garmin reboots after ‘Black Monday’ at the Tour de France

It didn’t take long for the Garmin-Transitions team to get over the shock of losing its top rider — the argyle crew got right down to work on Tuesday's cobbles.

13 years ago

Bradley Wiggins gets his groove back in Tour’s third stage

Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins finally had a reason to crack a smile after a superb ride on the race's third stage revived his bid on Tuesday.

13 years ago

Cobblestoned: The overall standings at the Tour de France shuffled after rumble over pavé

The pavé created some fractures in the GC. What was surprising were the names of those who were caught out.

13 years ago

Jens Voigt says Tour de France organizers owe the peloton an apology for stage 3

The Saxo rider lost a teammate to the cobbles Tuesday, and he blames race organizers.

13 years ago

Alberto Contador content after Tour de France cobblestones

The defending Tour champ thanks Vino for the help

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 3 of the 2010 Tour de France

Graham Watson's photos from Tuesday's cobbles as the 2010 Tour enters France for the first time.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 3 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 3 results

13 years ago

Ag2r’s David Le Lay out of Tour de France after crash on stage 3

The climber leaves after crash before the pave.

13 years ago

Milram’s Niki Terpstra leaves Tour de France with illness

The classics rider has been ill since Saturday

13 years ago

Start List – 2010 Tour de France

Updated with withdrawals

13 years ago

Photo gallery: Tour de France favorites train on the cobbles

Many GC favorites hit the cobbles last week for some reconnaissance.

13 years ago

Garmin’s Christian Vande Velde leaves Tour de France with broken ribs

Broken ribs force Garmin's GC man out, but the team's Farrar and Dean will continue after a hospital check.

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: When the peloton shows solidarity

Monday's finish-line truce was nearly unprecedented in Tour history.

13 years ago

Tyler Farrar apologetic over mistaken ethnic slur at the Tour de France

The Garmin sprinter said his Flemish is not as good as he thought.

13 years ago

Michael Barry satisfied with Tour de France debut; Flecha vows to help Wiggins on pavé

Michael Barry enjoying his first Tour, cobbles ace Flecha says he'll be riding for Wiggins on stage 3.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 2 of the 2010 Tour de France

Gibson photos from the stage from Brussels to Spa

13 years ago

HTC-Columbia director Rolf Aldag questions wisdom of cobbles on stage 3

Rolf Aldag says stage 3 could take GC hopefuls out of contention. Plus, what caused Cav's stage 2 crash?

13 years ago

Rider protest splits Tour de France peloton as green jersey fight heats up

Thor Hushovd was in position to take points and possible stage win.

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 2 of the 2010 Tour de France

A gallery from the rainy stage 2 in Belgium

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 2 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 2 results

13 years ago

Neal Rogers’ Tour de France Notebook, stage 1

Neal Rogers' observations from the first stage

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: Stress, adrenaline and stage 1 crashes

Even before three crashes wrecked the first mass sprint in the 97th Tour de France, it wasn’t too hard to figure out that the finish would be somewhat chaotic on Sunday.

13 years ago

Tour de France Tech: Trick tidbits from the Tour prologue TT

A look at some of the time trial goodies on display at Saturday's prologue

13 years ago

Petacchi back in Tour de France winner’s circle

It was a homecoming of sorts for Alessandro Petacchi

13 years ago

Opinion: Omerta, Bobby McGee, the yellow line and Floyd Landis’ claims

Editor in chief Ben Delaney weighs in on the Landis allegations

13 years ago

The Millar’s tale: Garmin veteran talks about his role at this Tour de France

It was 10 years ago this week that David Millar roared into prominence with a big win in the opening time trial at Futuroscope in the 2000 Tour de France.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 1 of the 2010 Tour de France

Gibson grabs shots of the peloton and the scene in France.

13 years ago

Tyler Farrar: Bummed on the Fourth of July at the Tour de France

Tyler Farrah was 50 meters from the grand finale when his fireworks got doused.

13 years ago

How Americans at the Tour de France fared on the Fourth of July

On the Fourth, four of the eight Americans were involved in crashes. Leipheimer gets good news from an X-ray.

13 years ago

On Tour de France stage 1, Contador dodges finish-line bullet; dog takes down Basso

Alberto Contador stayed upright but got a blow to his leg in one of the finale crashes. Basso smacked his knee after dodging dog.

13 years ago

HTC-Columbia’s Adam Hansen leaves Tour de France following crash

The HTC-Columbia rider finished the stage, but X-rays showed broken bones.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 1 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 1 results

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 1 of 2010 Tour de France

Watson photos from Sunday's trip from Rotterdam to Brussels

13 years ago

Cadel Evans loses time and a teammate in Tour prologue

The Australian rides to a safe 23rd, but will continue with one fewer teammate.

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: Prologue is often key indicator of overall success

Prologue time differences may be small, but they are a good indicator of overall success at the Tour..

13 years ago

Fourth in the prologue, time on his rivals: It’s all good to Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong was happy to have a good ride in Saturday's Tour prologue — and even happier to put some time on his rivals.

13 years ago

Andrew Hood’s Tour: No time bonuses mean Cancellara could enjoy long ride in yellow

A rule introduced last year eliminating time bonuses from the Tour could mean a long run in the yellow jersey for Cancellara.

13 years ago

Brent Bookwalter impresses with 11th place in Tour de France prologue

The American comes in 11th and says his goal is to help his BMC team all the way to Paris.

13 years ago

Tour de France Tech: Mavic readies new wheels for its national tour

After cameos this spring, Mavic’s CC80 is ready to roll at the Tour de France.

13 years ago

Cervélo TestTeam sticks to guns and removes rider before start of Tour de France

The Cervélo TestTeam strictly applied its internal rules and ejected Xavier Florencio for what some would say was a minor violation.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from the 2010 Tour de France prologue

Casey B. Gibson brought back the goods from the prologue

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France, prologue: a Graham Watson gallery

Graham Watson's photos from Rotterdam.

13 years ago

Fabian Cancellara wins 2010 Tour de France prologue in Rotterdam, takes yellow jersey

The World TT champ outpaces Tony Martin and Millar. Armstrong takes a few seconds from Contador.

13 years ago

Ivan Basso relishes return to Tour de France

Italian star Ivan Basso admitted the emotions were in full flow as he prepared to complete his return to the Tour de France today.

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: Sour milk or spilt milk?

VeloNews' John Wilcockson wonders what impact Floyd Landis' allegations of doping and fraud against former teammate Lance Armstrong will have on this Tour de France.

13 years ago

Cervélo TestTeam suspends Xavier Florencio on eve of Tour de France

Xavier Florencio has been suspended by his team on the eve of the Tour de France after he was found to have violated the squad’s anti-doping policies by using medication without notifying medical staff.

13 years ago

Alberto Contador confident Astana can lead him to Tour de France glory

Alberto Contador admits he doesn’t have the strongest team in the Tour de France, but he’ll be sleeping easier at night knowing that his eight Astana teammates this year will be working for him.

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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.