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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

No guts, no glory: Tadej Pogačar says Tour de France is ‘not over’ after big TT time loss

The two-time winner eyes up the final two mountain stages as he still looks to overhaul Jonas Vingegaard's lead in yellow.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 16: Jonas Vingegaard delivers hammerblow to Tadej Pogačar with crushing time trial

Vingegaard blows race apart with TT that leaves him almost two minutes ahead in advance of Col de la Loze 'queen stage'.

2 months ago

Lost Boys: Esteban Chaves, David de la Cruz, and Antonio Pedrero with unwanted exits

Lost Boys: Three riders who all needed a big ride are sent home too early from the Tour de France.

2 months ago

Is ‘technological fraud’ a real threat at the Tour de France?

The UCI X-rays the stage-winner and yellow jersey bikes every day.

2 months ago

Sepp Kuss interview: ‘I’d love an opportunity to race grand tour GC’

American flying high in GC feels example needs to be made of crash-causing spectators and reflects on the special qualities he brings to Vingegaard and Jumbo-Visma.

2 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: Battling all the way to the line

In his latest race diary, Lawson Craddock talks about his dramatic breakaway, the crowds, and what it's like to race head-to-head with Wout van Aert and Thibaut Pinot.

2 months ago

Spring in the Alps

A cultural connection between a famous composer and the start town for stage 16.

2 months ago

Tour de France Femmes can ‘absolutely’ have same cultural impact as men’s race, says Zwift

Zwift's women's strategy lead Kate Veronneau thinks the Tour Femmes should avoid becoming three weeks long.

2 months ago

Tour de France pro bike hacks: It’s all in the details

The little things that set pro bikes apart from the rest.

2 months ago

Tadej Pogačar or Jonas Vingegaard: Who is going to win the tightest Tour de France in a generation?

With only 10 seconds between them, Pogačar and Vingegaard are almost inseparable – but only one can win. Who will it be?

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 16 preview analysis: The time trial that could decide the winner

We look at the 22.3-kilometer time trial that could decide the Tour de France between Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar

2 months ago

Pogačar relishing Tour de France duel with Vingegaard: ‘We push each other all the way’

Pogačar says his injured wrist is still bothering him, but vows his form is where he wants it to be.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard’s incredible journey: From nervous, ‘worst guy in the peloton’ to silent assassin

The Iceman cometh: how the Dane shelved his race-ruining anxiety and learned to lead at Jumbo-Visma. Just don’t compare him to Pogačar…

2 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers going all in for Carlos Rodríguez in search of Tour de France podium

Tom Pidcock still recovering from overheating on stage 14 as his GC fight slips away.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 16: Solo against the clock in a crucial time trial

Equipment choices important on a technical course.

2 months ago

2023 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift preview: The difficult second album

Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering are the big favorites for yellow but there are plenty of teams looking to upset the form book.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 16 time trial start times: A decisive day for Vingegaard and Pogačar

Check the start time for every rider in the peloton ahead of a 22km burner that could decide the yellow jersey.

2 months ago

How the Americans are faring with one week to go in the Tour de France: A top-10 and King of Mountains in play

Sepp Kuss is flying in the top-10, Neilson Powless is tied on King of the Mountains, and Lawson Craddock and Matteo Jorgenson both hit out for top-5s.

2 months ago

These teams are raking in the most prize money at the Tour de France

Three teams have earned less than €10,000 across two weeks of racing, but the big payouts come in Paris.

2 months ago

Tadej Pogačar opts to ‘improvise’ with Adam Yates to try to shake yellow jersey

UAE sends Briton up the road in podium bid after Pogačar 'cannot drop' Vingegaard.

2 months ago

‘Mailman’ Sepp Kuss ‘always delivers’; Jumbo boss blasts fans after American’s Tour de France crash

Kuss remains 6th after escaping serious injury when fan taking a picture causes crash; Vingegaard holds yellow.

2 months ago

American riders Lawson Craddock, Neilson Powless light up mountain stage at Tour de France

Craddock hits career-best fourth, Powless remains tied for King of the Mountains jersey.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 15: The latest standings and video highlights

Another epic day in the mountains as the race tension ramps up.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 15: Wout Poels soloes to summit victory, Tadej Pogačar can’t drop Jonas Vingegaard

Pogačar accelerates twice in final 800m but can't distance Vingegaard to leave GC poised at 10 seconds.

2 months ago

Sepp Kuss taken down by spectator in another mass crash at the Tour de France

Kuss at center of pileup on stage 15 after rider collides with crowd-member's outstretched arm.

2 months ago

Caleb Ewan management hits back after Lotto-Dstny’s Tour de France slam: ‘It’s disgusting’

Ewan's agent blasts team CEO Stéphane Heulot after he issued withering public put-down to Aussie sprinter.

2 months ago

Could Joux Plane motorcycle controversy decide who wins the Tour de France?

Pogačar 'lost' bonuses to Vingegaard on stage 14 that could have brought GC gap to four seconds in race of fine margins.

2 months ago

EF Education to keep fighting ‘even if we have just one rider’ left says DS after difficult Tour de France day

Team loses Esteban Chaves and James Shaw to crashes as Neilson Powless loses lead in mountains classification.

2 months ago

A Rest Day Challenge: Go Climb a mountain?

A very different way to spend a day away from racing.

2 months ago

‘Everything went from good to bad in the blink of an eye’: tales from inside the Tour’s mega-crash

Hindley hurt, Meintjes and Bardet out of race as seven riders abandon in day with two serious crashes.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 14: The latest standings and video highlights

Battle for yellow jersey remains incredibly tight with just one second gained.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 14: Rodríguez descends to headline victory, Pogačar and Vingegaard hit stalemate

Pogačar and Vingegaard locked together after huge battle on the Joux Plane, Rodríguez up to third as top of GC reshapes.

2 months ago

The staggering power numbers of Pogačar and Kwiatkowski up Grand Colombier

Breaking down the numbers from stage 12 of the Tour de France.

2 months ago

The Lost Boys: Caleb Ewan and Fabio Jakobsen lose fight to survive grueling Tour de France

Two of cycling's fastest sprinters leave the race after difficult Tour.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 14 rocked by two early crashes, Bardet, Chaves, Meintjes abandon

Huge crash in opening 10km forces officials to neutralize the stage for almost 30 minutes, second crash soon after causes more injuries.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 15: Big attacks certain in the high mountains

Coming as it does before a rest day, riders won't hold back.

2 months ago

Fastest climbing on record? Pogačar, Kuss, Pidcock crush Strava KoMs all through Tour de France

High-profile segments are being raced faster than ever before as power numbers continue to reach higher peaks.

2 months ago

Will time bonuses decide the Tour de France? Tadej Pogačar sure is trying

Battle for bonus seconds is driving force in UAE's tactics: 'It was still a victory in the battle for the yellow jersey.'

2 months ago

It’s not Bastille Day, it’s ‘Ineos Day’: Kwiatkowski provides the fireworks

Podium push for Rodríguez and surging Pidcock as old and young Ineos Grenadiers riders feed off one another's energy.

2 months ago

Sepp Kuss helps Jonas Vingegaard weather Tadej Pogačar storm: ‘We’re still in yellow’

Jumbo-Visma hangs on to the yellow jersey heading into the first Alpine multi-climb stages of this Tour de France.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 13: The latest standings and video highlights

Stunning scenery of Grand Colombier is the backdrop to another big GC tussle.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 13: Kwiatkowski scores mountaintop victory, Pogačar gains time on Vingegaard

Pogačar attacks 500m from the summit to move within nine seconds of Vingegaard in first of three stages through the high mountains.

2 months ago

Remco Evenepoel rumors and a floundering Tour de France: What’s going on at Quick-Step?

With Soudal Quick-Step on course for its worst Tour in a decade, the pressure's on to keep 'Project Remco' a reality for 2024.

2 months ago

Bastille Day, Tour de France, and Gertrude Stein’s wartime hideaway

Paul Maunder is diving into the history and culture of the Tour de France. Today it's Gertrude Stein.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 14: Strength-eroding terrain for strong climbers

A succession of tough climbs certain to shake things up.

2 months ago

Sean Kelly predicts Tadej Pogačar might run out of gas during this Tour de France: ‘He might start to suffer’

Former world number 1 and Eurosport commentator predicts disrupted preparation might yet cost Pogačar: 'Vingegaard still has something to give in this race.'

2 months ago

Hiding in plain sight: Mathieu van der Poel settles for ‘most combative’ prize as Tour de France raid fizzles

'MVDP' sees few chances in a Tour de France that sees him emerging as a superb leadout man and building his form ahead of the road worlds.

2 months ago

The 5 unusual things about Tour de France stage 12 winner Ion Izagirre’s Look 795 Blade RS

The newly released model now boasts a pair of stage wins at the 2023 Tour de France.

2 months ago

‘Seventeen seconds is nothing’: Jumbo-Visma bracing for attacks from yellow jersey rival Tadej Pogačar

Vingegaard expects 'decisive' day as Jumbo-Visma and UAE Emirates share fighting talk ahead of Grand Colombier battle.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 12: The latest standings and video highlights

Incredible day of racing on the eve of the Alpine stages.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 12: Ion Izagirre flies solo for emphatic breakaway victory

Vingegaard and Pogačar finish in the bunch ahead of blockbuster stages in the Alps, Izagirre makes it two for Cofidis after team's long drought.

2 months ago

Chris Froome speaks out on Tour de France snub: ‘I felt like I was on track’

Four-time winner blames mechanicals for derailing his Tour ambitions and he's now at home watching from sidelines.

2 months ago

Tour de France stage 13: Grand Colombier turns up GC heat on Bastille Day

The Tour's third big summit finish could reshuffle the GC.

2 months ago

Thibaut Pinot, the ‘chosen one’ who made France dream

As the popular climber races his final Tour de France, we explore Pinot's bittersweet sporting trajectory of 'death and resurrection', and how he enchanted a nation.

2 months ago

Mark Cavendish ‘fixed’ but not talking about comeback after Tour de France crash

Manxman receives surgery on 'complicated' fracture, not talking about returning to the Tour in quest to top the 'Merckx mark'.

3 months ago

How hectic are Tour de France sprints? Jordi Meeus hits spectator, bumps shoulders at 40 mph, and still doesn’t crash

Belgian sprinter survives gauntlet in masterclass of how riders navigate the white-knuckle final sprints.

3 months ago

Bike check: The Cannondale SuperSix Evo of Rigoberto Uran and EF Education–EasyPost

Rigo's Cannondale SuperSix Evo ridden for team EF Education-EasyPost is exactly the lightweight climber you'd expect.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 11: Jasper Philipsen makes it four with perfectly timed sprint

Alpha sprinter and green jersey continues to dominate the bunch kicks, Vingegaard and Pogačar finish together in the peloton.

3 months ago

Sepp Kuss bracing for yellow jersey clash in Alps: ‘It will be a different race’

Jumbo-Visma climbing ace predicts Pogačar, Vingegaard to measure up: 'We haven’t had a true high mountain stage yet.'

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 12: Stage hunting in wine country

A day for the attackers in advance of the next big mountains.

3 months ago

The Lost Boys: Simmons and Evenepoel, a tale of two prodigies

Weighing up the career and potential of the US national champion.

3 months ago

Tour de France unsung heroes: Marco Haller on the privilege of racing the Tour and making the most of it

Velo also talks to the Bora-Hansgrohe rider about his other sporting passions, soccer and golf.

3 months ago

Tour de France peloton vows to bridge the gap to ‘two aliens’ Pogačar and Vingegaard

Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard are riding away from the pack in this Tour – here's how their rivals plan to catch back.

3 months ago

The Tour de France, haute couture, and Coco Chanel

Paul Maunder is diving into the culture and history of the Tour de France. Today it's Coco Chanel.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 10 video highlights: Pello Bilbao’s big day

The Bahrain-Victorious rider revived the GC hopes of his team by vaulting into fifth place overall after picking up the stage win from the break.

3 months ago

John Degenkolb at the Tour de France: Haribo, heroes and panini stickers

German superstar sits down for an unconventional Shoddy interview.

3 months ago

Explainer: Boosting the Tour’s popularity in the U.S., part 3

A look at cycling's challenges, both in the US and beyond.

3 months ago

Wout van Aert ‘not going anywhere’ as Jonas Vingegaard isn’t missing Primož Roglič

Rumors of an early Van Aert departure are quickly shot down as Jumbo-Visma dodges Pogačar raid early in scorcher.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 10: Pello Bilbao strikes for stage win and GC gains to lift Bahrain-Victorious

Bilbao tributes breakaway victory to Gino Mäder, Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard finish together in the bunch.

3 months ago

Where’s MVDP? Why Mathieu van der Poel has been happy off-radar at the Tour de France

Van der Poel plays leadout-de-luxe to teammate Jasper Philipsen in evolution of personal and Alpecin-Deceuninck ambitions.

3 months ago

Double trouble: Ineos Gen-Z aces Pidcock and Rodríguez on the rise at the Tour de France

Action man Pidcock climbs up the standings, enjoying challenge of racing for GC and exploring limits.

3 months ago

The Lost Boys: Steff Cras, and how spectator interference is nothing new at the Tour de France

Throughout this Tour, longtime cycling journalist John Wilcockson is writing about the riders who have to abandon the race: The Lost Boys.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 11: The sprinters sweep forward again

A bunch gallop appears to be the most likely outcome.

3 months ago

The power numbers at this year’s Tour de France are the highest in the modern era of cycling

In this column, we dive into the power numbers of the world’s best riders at the Tour de France.

3 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: Week 2 will prove decisive and the GC ‘can change on a dime’

In his latest diary, Lawson shares what it was like to climb Puy de Dome, how the mood is inside the team bus, and how team hotels are divvied up across the Tour de France.

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.