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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

Taylor Phinney, Bjorn Selander ride (alongside) the Tour de France

RadioShack’s stagiare and neo-pro train in the Alps with USA Cycling Champion’s Club, visit the Tour

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 11 of the 2010 Tour de France

Graham Watson started sending photos from stage 11 before the stage was even over. More soon!

13 years ago

Garmin’s Robbie Hunter leaves Tour de France with broken arm

One of Tyler Farrar's key lead-out men leaves after breaking arm on stage 10.

13 years ago

Sprinters look to retake the limelight in Thursday’s stage

Chasing points or stage wins, the sprinter teams are gearing up for battle in Thursday's stage 11

13 years ago

X-rays may decide whether Cadel Evans continues Tour

The world road champ is feeling better, but plans to have his elbow checked out once more, just to be sure.

13 years ago

Who is Tour de France stage 10 winner Sérgio Paulinho?

A profile of today's Tour de France stage winner

13 years ago

Inside the Tour de France with John Wilcockson: Setbacks and comebacks are part of Tour history

Setbacks and comebacks are part of Tour history. Eddy Merckx's 1971 Tour has many similarities to this edition.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 10 of the 2010 Tour de France

A hot stage through Alpine valleys at the Tour de France and Casey B. Gibson was there to catch images of the day.

13 years ago

Caisse d’Epargne’s José Joaquín Rojas an outsider for the Tour de France green jersey

Spanish sprinter José Joaquín Rojas is sitting quietly in fourth in the green jersey competition

13 years ago

Third-placed Samuel Sánchez in hunt for Tour de France podium

Samuel Sanchez was exhausted after stage 9, but now sits third, a position that makes it difficult to go for a stage win.

13 years ago

Lance Armstrong hits back at systematic doping allegations, addresses ownership of USPS team

Lance Armstrong denies being part of a doping system, says he did not own the USPS team.

13 years ago

RadioShack gets stage 10 Tour de France win with Paulinho; Schleck retains yellow

Sergio Paulinho out-duels Vasil Kiryenka for the win from a long breakaway. The GC leaders have a mellow (if hot) day.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 10 results

Updated standings following Wednesday's stage

13 years ago

Tour de France tech: The new Orbea Orca

Lennard Zinn takes a look at the 2011 Orbea Orca, as used by Samuel Sanchez at the Tour

13 years ago

David Millar’s stage 9 solo ride ’embarrassing’

Garmin's David Millar rode 180km by himself on Tuesday after getting dropped.

13 years ago

Tour de France tech: A look at Andy Schleck’s Specialized Tarmac

A look at Andy Schleck's Specialized Tarmac SL3 and its unusual paintjob.

13 years ago

Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins scales back hopes after decisive mountain stage

Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins hopes for "a respectable position" on GC, somewhere inside the top 10.

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 9 of the 2010 Tour de France

Coke adds life on the Madeleine, the youngest QOM and fine roadside dining.

13 years ago

Denis Menchov, the Tour de France’s silent threat

The Russian is fourth with a clear shot at the podium.

13 years ago

Sandy Casar wins stage as Schleck and Contador pull away, Evans cracks

Casar wins the stage as Schleck and Contador shake off all the GC contenders; Evans cracks, Armstrong bounces back.

13 years ago

Schleck versus Contador: It’s now a two-man race for yellow at the Tour de France

The Tour has quickly become a two-man race. The question is who has the upper hand.

13 years ago

Cadel Evans lost yellow jersey with fractured elbow

Cadel Evans had a good reason why he saw his yellow jersey dream fade to black: he was racing with a broken elbow.

13 years ago

Leipheimer: I tried to stay with Alberto and Andy too long

The RadioShack rider climbs up the GC on the HC Madeleine

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 9 of the 2010 Tour de France

Mr. Watson captured the beautiful scenery and epic racing on the ninth stage.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 9 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 9 results

13 years ago

Armstrong’s new priorities: helping Leipheimer, team GC and a team stage win

Armstrong says helping Leipheimer get on the podium and helping RadioShack win the team GC are top priorities

13 years ago

‘Lance can help Levi podium,’ says coach Testa

"No one can dominate, or has the strength and the team to dominate, so they’re gonna leave the race wide open," says Levi Leipheimer's coach.

13 years ago

Tyler Farrar: Getting to Paris will mean 19 days with a broken wrist at the Tour de France

Garmin’s sprinter is optimistic, and taking the Tour day by day

13 years ago

Alberto Contador not losing sleep over stage 8 results

Contador says he learned not to try to mark every attack.

13 years ago

Andy Schleck surprised Contador couldn’t follow his stage 8 attack

Sunday’s stage 8 winner Andy Schleck said he’s happy about his stage win, but re-emphasized that he has bigger ambitions at this Tour.

13 years ago

Tour de France peloton sad to see Lance Armstrong’s woes

Contador, Gesink, Evans and others respond to Armstrong's difficulty. Most predict we'll see more of Armstrong in this Tour

13 years ago

13 years ago

Bruyneel: ‘We’ll ride for Levi now’

Johan Bruyneel said RadioShack will now rally around Levi Leipheimer at the Tour de France.

13 years ago

Double dose of bad news for Sky: Gerrans out of Tour de France, Wiggins trailing

The Sky team is hit with the loss of Simon Gerrans, while team leader Bradley Wiggins struggles in the Tour de France.

13 years ago

New sponsors for Riis

Saxo Bank is leaving cycling at the end of the season, but Bjarne Riis says the team has new sponsors at the ready.

13 years ago

Horner says Armstrong bonked after his second crash

Chris Horner describes the crash and chase that took Lance Armstrong out of contention in the Tour de France.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 8 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 8 results

13 years ago

Lance Armstrong: ‘This Tour is finished for me’

Armstrong says he will stay in the race and work for the team.

13 years ago

Carlos Sastre happy to move up at Tour de France

The 2008 champ hung with the lead group Sunday and is looking forward to a tough finale to the Tour.

13 years ago

Ryder Hesjedal, sixth overall, still riding high at the Tour de France

The Canadian is sixth overall, just ten seconds behind Contador

13 years ago

Cadel Evans trades rainbow stripes for maillot jaune

The world champion reflects on his 2008 stint in yellow: 'It was a bit different today."

13 years ago

Casey B. Gibson photos from stage 8 of the 2010 Tour de France

We've got big bells, picnicking Brits and Coloradans, and the Laughing Group.

13 years ago

After a stage win, Andy Schleck is thinking about yellow and how to wear it into Paris

Andy Schleck is calculating how he can win this Tour. Wearing yellow at the start of the stage 19 time trial is the key.

13 years ago

Alberto Contador: ‘(Andy) Schleck is most dangerous rival’ at the Tour de France

Contador said he's content with stage 8, but didn't have the punch to match Schleck in the final k

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from the stage 8 of the 2010 Tour de France

Armstrong's chase, Navarro's labor, Schleck's attack and Evans in yellow. Watson saw it all.

13 years ago

Omega Pharma’s Matthew Lloyd promises more attacks at the Tour de France

After an encouraging first mountain stage, Omega Pharma's Matthew Lloyd will be looking for more opportunities to 'get creative'

13 years ago

Severe storm turns Tour de France celebration into panic

Fans evacuated from the finish area after a dangerous storm rolls in.

13 years ago

Chris Horner Tour de France diary, stage 7 edition

CompetitorTV has the latest video diary from the RadioShack rider

13 years ago

Graham Watson gallery from stage 7 of the 2010 Tour de France

Photographer Graham Watson captures the action as the 97th Tour heads for the hills.

13 years ago

Tour de France: Andy Schleck ‘White is nice, but yellow is the objective’

Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck is used to the white jersey, but he wants the yellow one.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France, stage 7: A Casey B. Gibson gallery

The Tour de France made its first foray into the mountains on Saturday. Casey B. Gibson was there to catch the action.

13 years ago

Cadel Evans content to leave Tour’s yellow jersey on someone else’s shoulders

"To take the jersey today would have put a lot of pressure on the guys, and there's a long way to go," says the world champ, who sits second overall.

13 years ago

Tour de France’s overall favorites play it cagey on stage 7

"There will be a selection tomorrow," predicts Lance Armstrong.

13 years ago

UPDATED: Armstrong says there’s nothing new in WSJ report

The Wall Street Journal reports that the probe is moving quickly and that George Hincapie and Tyler Hamilton have been contacted. Lance Armstrong says there's nothing new in the report.

13 years ago

Carlos Barredo, Rui Costa bury the hatchet after stage-6 dustup; Robbie McEwen still steaming

But Robbie McEwen (Katusha) is still steaming after colliding with a video cameraman after finishing Friday's stage.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 7 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 7 results

13 years ago

UCI’s Pat McQuaid says Armstrong gets no preferential treatment

The UCI chief says Lance Armstrong receives no special treatment from the cycling federation

13 years ago

Valls gives Footon-Servetto something to cheer about at Tour de France

Rafael Valls gave his under-appreciated Footon-Servetto team something to cheer about in Saturday’s hilly stage

13 years ago

Chris Horner Tour de France diary, stage 6 edition

CompetitorTV has the latest video diary from the RadioShack rider

13 years ago

New look for RadioShack 2011 Trek 6-Series Madones

As they rip around the roads of France this month, you could be forgiven for assuming that the Trek 6-Series Madones under RadioShack riders are the same as they’ve been riding since the start of the season.

13 years ago

Graham Watson photos from stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France

From start to finish, Graham Watson brings back the pics from the sixth stage.

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France stage 6 results

Complete 2010 Tour de France stage 6 results

13 years ago

2010 Tour de France, stage 6: A Casey B. Gibson gallery

Whether it's waffles on a stick or polka-dot skirts, Casey B. Gibson brings ’em back alive from the 2010 Tour de France.

13 years ago

Armstrong: The real Tour starts Sunday

The seven-time Tour champ says the Tour can't be won in the Alps, but it can be lost there.

13 years ago

Astana resting its climbers for the mountains

Astana's climbers have been off the back lately because they'll need to be off the front come the mountains.

13 years ago

Robbie McEwen knocked off bike in finish-line mishap

The already-injured Robbie McEwen hits the deck again, this time after the finish.

13 years ago

Johan Bruyneel sees no reason to panic

Johan Bruyneel admits that Lance Armstrong is entering the Alps at a disadvantage, but adds that the Tour is far from over.

13 years ago

Carlos Barredo, Rui Costa trade punches

Both riders are fined for their finish-line fight, which could have gotten them tossed out of the Tour had it happened during the stage.

13 years ago

Calm Carlos Sastre takes Tour day by day

The 2008 Tour winner hasn't gotten much respect lately. But he always gets stronger toward the end of a grand tour

13 years ago

All eyes on Armstrong as Alps loom

Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck expect attacks from Lance Armstrong as the ground tilts upward.

13 years ago

Dave Zabriskie ‘in survival mode’ at the Tour de France with a bum knee

The Garmin-Transistions rider says his left knee started acting up in stage 2 and has gradually been getting worse.

13 years ago

Andy Schleck dismisses Cadel Evans as 2010 Tour de France threat

2009 Tour runner-up Andy Schleck doesn't think world champ Cadel Evans can stick with the other favorites in the mountains.

13 years ago

Emotional Cav’ thankful, with a hint of remorse

The mercurial Manxman has a softer side, and showed it after stage 5.

13 years ago

Neal Rogers: Is the Armstrong-Contador rivalry cooling?

As the heat in France goes up, Contador and Armstrong seem to be tired of the drama

13 years ago

Fabian Cancellara enjoying last days in yellow

“The mountains are coming so I know it will be over for me,” says race leader Fabian Cancellara.

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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.