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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

Tour de France stage 10: Breakaway riders look to seize their chance

An up-and-down day which should result in explosive racing.

3 months ago

Is Tour de France momentum swinging toward Tadej Pogačar? ‘The last week should be even better for me’

Hovering at just 17 seconds behind the yellow jersey, a newly confident Pogačar seems poised for more: 'I am feeling day by day better.'

3 months ago

Bike check: The Factor Ostro VAM of Israel–Premier Tech in the 2023 Tour de France

This Factor aero bike features parts from FSA, Black Inc, and a blacked-out tire that definitely isn't sponsor correct.

3 months ago

Femmes En Motion Gallery & Exhibition: Honoring the Female Lens

Celebrating seven of the most prolific female cycling photographers for the Tour de France Femmes.

3 months ago

What really happens on a Tour de France rest day: Deals, active recovery, family time, and tactical reset

There's actually very little 'resting' on a grand tour rest day. Teams remain a beehive of activity, from training rides, backroom deals, family visits, and media.

3 months ago

How the American riders are doing midway through the Tour de France

The US contingent is lighter after Quinn Simmons abandons, but the polka-dot jersey and 'maillot jaune' are in play.

3 months ago

Moving maps: Meet the team who helps keep the Tour de France vehicles, riders, and motorcycles on course

NTT provides more than just the live race tracking data, it tracks the whole race from the publicity caravan to the in-race vehicles. They can even forecast the weather.

3 months ago

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift unveils Netherlands as first foreign start in 2024

The 2024 edition will be seven days in August as the race is slotted into the gap between the Olympics and Paralympics, but features a split stage on day two.

3 months ago

Raphaël Geminiani, a local legend who raced and then directed the biggest names in the Tour de France

Paul Maunder is digging into the history and culture of the Tour de France. Today it's Raphaël Géminiani.

3 months ago

Kitchen nightmares, 16-hour days, a ‘carb dungeon’: Day in the life of a Tour de France team chef

Serving hors categorie cuisine from a tiny food truck is tough – Here's how EF Education-EasyPost chef Owen Blandy makes it happen.

3 months ago

Michael Woods climbs to Tour de France nirvana: ‘I dreamed of winning a stage’

A former runner, Canadian blitzes Puy de Dôme to cap unconventional road to the top of the WorldTour: 'The window to win a stage was starting to close.'

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar lands big psychological blow with Puy de Dome gains

Mind games continue between UAE-Team Emirates and Jumbo-Visma as Pogačar whittles deficit down to 17 seconds after 'small victory'.

3 months ago

Which team has made the most money at the Tour de France?

Philipsen's wins have harvested more than 48,000 euros for the Dutch team, while the once-mighty Soudal Quick-Step languishes at the bottom with only 3,600 euros.

3 months ago

Matteo Jorgenson almost hits Tour de France jackpot: ‘I had to play my hand early’

The American on Movistar comes up 500 yards short of winning on one of the most famous climbs on the Tour de France: 'I am happy with the risk I took.'

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 9: The latest standings and video highlights

A dramatic day of racing en route to the Puy de Dôme.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 9: Michael Woods wins as Tadej Pogačar gains time on Jonas Vingegaard on Puy de Dome

Woods caught Jorgenson in the final 500 meters after the American went on the attack with just under 50km to go.

3 months ago

Five times fans (and dogs) caused race-changing crashes at the Tour de France

Saturday's crash is just the latest in a long history of over-eager fans and too-close spectators causing chaos on the Tour de France.

3 months ago

‘He was my idol’: Peloton reacts to Mark Cavendish Tour de France abandon

Mark Cavendish looked on course for win 35, but a crash on stage 8 ended his Tour de France dream.

3 months ago

Why Mark Cavendish was born a winner

John Wilcockson looks back on his first interview with Cavendish ahead of the Manxman's debut Tour de France in 2007.

3 months ago

One more Tour? Why Mark Cavendish shouldn’t stop now

The argument for a few more months in the pro peloton.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 9: A long awaited return to a place of Tour legend

Race goes back to where Anquetil and Poulidor went head to head.

3 months ago

Feast and famine at Jumbo-Visma: Wout van Aert comes up short, Jonas Vingegaard braces for volcanic showdown

Van Aert misfires in sprint as Vingegaard prepares for showdown with Tadej Pogačar on the Tour's most famous volcano at Puy-de-Dome.

3 months ago

Fan provokes crash that knocks podium contenders down and out of Tour de France

Simon Yates drops from 4th to 6th, and Belgian rider Steff Cras who started 13th overall is evacuated by ambulance.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 8: The latest standings and video highlights

Another big sprint at the Tour but without the discipline’s biggest name.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 8: Mads Pedersen wins as Mark Cavendish abandons

The Dane beats Jasper Philipsen on a tough uphill drag to the line.

3 months ago

The dream is over: Mark Cavendish crashes out of final Tour de France

The Manxman leaves the race with a collarbone fracture after falling short of bettering Merckx mark.

3 months ago

UCI ‘aware’ of Allan Davis allegations but keeping quiet for now

Velo has been made aware of several women who have submitted complaints against the sport director to the UCI. Davis tells Velo that he 'deeply regret' his behavior.

3 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers bullish on Tour de France revival: ‘We’re very confident we’re a GC winning team’

Former yellow jersey dominator accepts it's a level below Pogačar and Vingegaard, but is plotting its return to the top.

3 months ago

The 5 coolest things about the Giant Propel of Jayco AlUla in the 2023 Tour de France

Jayco-AlUla has chosen Giant's lightweight aero road bike and paired it with a $20 part from Amazon.

3 months ago

Kevin Vermaerke has unfinished business at the Tour de France

‘I’ve stepped up,’ says the stage-chasing US whizz-kid whose confidence and numbers have skyrocketed.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 8: The punchiest sprinters have their day – can Cavendish be there?

Another chance for Cavendish, Girmay and Philipsen with an uphill finish in Limoges.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 7 video highlights: Two eras meet as Philipsen takes on Cavendish

Mechanical issues complicate things for Tour stage record-hunter.

3 months ago

Skipping gears leave devastated Cavendish short of all-time Tour record

‘I guess it’s not meant to be,’ Astana Qazaqstan sprinter says as mechanical mishap contributes to second place finish.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 7: Jasper Philipsen hat trick denies Mark Cavendish new stage-win record

Cavendish went for an early sprint but gearing problems make it hard to keep Philipsen at bay.

3 months ago

Guarnieri and Sanchez are out of the Tour de France

The frenetic sprint finish on stage four saw two sprinters lose key leadout riders.

3 months ago

Freddy Maertens, the 1978 Tour de France, and his irrepressible, irresistible style

Paul Maunder is diving into the history and culture of the Tour de France. Today is Freddy Maertens.

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar doesn’t fall for Jumbo-Visma’s trap this time

Tour de Hoody: Pogačar bites back and resets the scoreboard of this tightly bound Tour de France.

3 months ago

Bike check: Wout van Aert’s 1x equipped Cervélo S5 in the 2023 Tour de France

Wout van Aert can win any stage type at the Tour de France. Most of the time he reaches for the Cervélo S5 aero bike.

3 months ago

Jumbo-Visma regrets missed opportunity: ‘It didn’t turn out how we wanted’

A yellow jersey gained but precious seconds lost to Pogačar in Tour's latest twist.

3 months ago

The Lost Boys: Carapaz exits the Tour de France

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

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar comes back swinging in Tour de France duel with Jonas Vingegaard: ‘It’s going to be a big fight every day’

Pogačar plays it smart to deliver stinging rebuke to Vingegaard in stage 6's Pyrénéan brawl.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 6 video highlights: Vingegaard vs Pogačar back on

Epic battle in the mountains on race’s first summit finish.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 6: Tadej Pogačar bounces back, Jonas Vingegaard snatches yellow, Jai Hindley fades

The mighty Tourmalet puts an end to Hindley's yellow jersey and Pogačar turns tables on Vingegaard in another wild ride.

3 months ago

Explainer: A look inside the confusing race tactics of the Tour de France

Leadout hysteria, waiting for the break to go, and the element of surprise.

3 months ago

American Sepp Kuss returns as kingmaker at the Tour de France: ‘The Giro was ideal preparation’

Just six weeks after he piloted Primož Roglic to the pink jersey, Kuss is making his presence felt in Jumbo-Visma's yellow jersey quest.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 7: Can Mark Cavendish make history?

British rider shares the stage win record with Eddy Merckx, and hopes to go one better in Bordeaux.

3 months ago

How far should we go to make the Tour de France safer?

There's a fierce debate behind the scenes about the best way to make an inherently dangerous sport safer without diminishing the essence of racing on the open road: 'More needs to be done.'

3 months ago

Tour de France nutrition, Medieval-style

Paul Maunder dives into the history and culture of the Tour de France. First up, 'cassoulet' and how it saved an army.

3 months ago

The Power Numbers of Pogačar, Vingegaard, and Victor Lafay

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

3 months ago

Bike check: Jai Hindley’s Tour de France Stage 5-winning Specialized Tarmac SL7

A breakdown of Jai Hindley's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 which he rode to win Stage 5 of the 2023 Tour de France.

3 months ago

Tadej Pogačar down but not out after stage 5 time loss: ‘We’re still in the game’

UAE-Team Emirates management on letting Hindley off the leash and defending champion Vingegaard's 'impressive' strength.

3 months ago

Gino Mäder: Memories of a young man who never made it to the start line of the Tour de France

In his first entry, longtime journalist and author John Wilcockson celebrates the life of Gino Mäder.

3 months ago

Jonas Vingegaard lands ‘surprise’ hammerblow to Tadej Pogačar in Tour de France mountain test

Jumbo-Visma dominates on day it didn't expect success: 'We didn’t think today was the perfect stage for me.'

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 5 video highlights: A humdinger in the mountains

Defending champion Vingegaard gains time on Pogacar but Hindley is big winner.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 5: Jai Hindley doubles up, Jonas Vingegaard gaps Tadej Pogačar in stunner

Hindley wins stage to snatch yellow, and defending Tour champion didn't waste any time to impose his will on the race and delivers surprising early blow to Pogačar.

3 months ago

Boosting the Tour de France popularity in the United States, Part 2

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

3 months ago

‘I asked Torsten Træn to go in the break for my fantasy team’: Riders relax and have fun on ‘boring Tour de France stage

Americans catch up on Independence Day, and Cosnefroy talks to the camera-man while up the road as slow stage 4 recalls how the Tour used to be.

3 months ago

Lawson Craddock Tour de France diary: ‘The start in the Basque Country was incredible’

In his second diary entry, Lawson Craddock explains why stage 4 was so boring, how the team's balancing two captains, and what was behind his 'cry' during the team presentation.

3 months ago

The 5 coolest things about the Canyon Aeroad of Alpecin-Deceuninck and Tour de France stage winner Jasper Philipsen

Mathieu van der Poel’s custom white bike is cool and all, but you can’t beat this purple.

3 months ago

Doubts, bad luck and a damaged leadout: Caleb Ewan’s ‘make or break’ Tour de France

'It’s important for me to win and get my mojo back.' Ewan seeks return to the winner's circle after three years without Tour victory.

3 months ago

Matteo Jorgenson chasing final payoff at Tour de France: ‘I’ve dedicated so much of my life to this’

After months of devotion to development and a series of stunner results in spring, Jorgenson hunts a confirming first Tour stage win.

3 months ago

Chats, naps, crashes, and relegations: Inside the ‘most boring stage at the Tour de France’

The irony is that quite a bit happened in the four-hour snoozer, but it was all packed into the final chaotic 10km.

3 months ago

A look at Mark Cavendish and his special-edition Nike cycling shoes in the Tour de France

The Manx Missile is wearing special-edition Nike cycling shoes with a gold finish and Hermes wings in the 2023 Tour de France.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 5: Straight into the Pyrénées

No rest for the weary: After back-to-back sprints, the course tilts into the first major climbs of 2023.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 4 video highlights: A slow day ends with crashes and chaos

Jasper Philipsen avoids the carnage to surge to his second win in two days.

3 months ago

Tension inside the Jumbo-Visma bus? Wout van Aert denies rumors of discord with Jonas Vingegaard

Van Aert says hints of tension in the Netflix documentary does not reflect reality: 'The criticism should not be there. The atmosphere is great.'

3 months ago

Tour de France unsung heroes: Chris Juul-Jensen on poetry, identity, and life as a domestique

The Jayco-AlUla rider used poetry to make sense of his life as a professional cyclist.

3 months ago

Bike check: Mathieu van der Poel’s white Canyon Aeroad for the Tour de France

All the details on Mathieu van der Poel's Canyon Aeroad in the 2023 Tour de France.

3 months ago

3 months ago

How Tour de France teams recalibrate after early GC calamity: ‘Better now than stage 18’

EF, Movistar were forced to switch gears after the loss of Carapaz, Mas on stage 1 – but Tour history proves adversity breeds opportunity.

3 months ago

Meet the deal-makers behind rider contracts at the Tour de France

How former racer-turned-agent Joao Correia helps budding pros negotiate the peloton inside and outside the race.

3 months ago

Bike check: Team Cofidis and Victor Lafay’s stage 2-winning Look 795 Blade RS in the Tour de France

Team Cofidis won stage two of the Tour de France 2023 on the new Look 795 Blade RS road bike.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 3 finale video highlights: The perfect leadout

The first opportunity for the sprinters delivers on the action.

3 months ago

Tour de France winner Egan Bernal fined $500 for littering, with a 1-minute penalty looming for second offense

2019 Tour de France champion is latest rider nabbed by the UCI's 'litter patrol.'

3 months ago

The joker in the polka: Neilson Powless spices snoozer Tour de France stage with KoM raid

'I was getting chills': U.S. star brings crowds to a frenzy in daylong break, hopes to keep jersey through Pyrénées.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 3: Jasper Philipsen wins after Mathieu van der Poel leadout

Alpecin-Decuninck rider holds off Phil Bauhaus and Caleb Ewan.

3 months ago

‘I hope people respect the Tour de France’: Peloton contemplates return to riot-affected France

Yates, Madiot, and Welsford react to possibility of protests as race reaches home soil on stage 3 with beefed-up security.

3 months ago

Tour de France stage 4: Another big day for the bunch sprinters

The sprinter teams won't want to let this opportunity slip by.

3 months ago

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.