Stage 1: Saturday July 1 – Bilbao to Bilbao, 182 km
Experience the thrilling start of the Tour de France as cyclists embark on a challenging 182km loop from Bilbao. With a total vertical drop of 3300m, the riders will face five climbs, including the Côte de Brochet and the Côte de Vivero. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the polka dot contest in action!
Stage 2: Sunday July 2 – Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian, 209 km
Discover the picturesque gems of the Basque region on this 209 km stage from Vitoria-Gasteiz to the famous seaside resort of San Sebastian. Although ending on the coast, the course features five climbs, promising an exciting and challenging ride for competitors.
Stage 3: Monday July 3 – Amorebieta-Etxano to Bayonne, 185km
Start the day in Amorebieta-Etxano and join the journey across the border into France on this 185km stage, offering a captivating mix of scenery and heart-pounding racing action.
Stage 4: Tuesday July 4 – Circuit from Dax to Nogaro, 182 km
See the sprinters go head-to-head on the Nogaro circuit as they battle it out over 182km from Dax. Expect an exhilarating display of speed and skill.
Stage 5: Wednesday July 5 – Pau to Laruns, 165km
Immerse yourself in the iconic atmosphere of the Tour de France with a visit to Pau, marking the start of the first mountain stage. As runners cover 165km, including challenging climbs, anticipation builds for an epic day in mountainous terrain.
Stage 6: Thursday July 6 – Tarbes to Cauterets, 145km
Prepare for an impressive display of climbing prowess as cyclists tackle Aspin and Tourmalet, among other challenges, in this 145km stage. With a total ascent of 3750m, the competition is set to reach new heights.
Stage 7: Friday July 7 – Mont de Marsan to Bordeaux, 170km
Discover the historic city of Bordeaux, a long-awaited destination of the Tour de France. This 170 km stage, which ends on the picturesque Place des Quinconces, promises a thrilling sprint finish along the picturesque banks.
Stage 8: Saturday July 8 – Libourne to Limoges, 201km
Watch out for sprinters who excel in the short but demanding climbs of this 201 km stage from Libourne to Limoges. The battle for victory will be intense as the peloton navigates difficult terrain.
Stage 9: Sunday July 9 – Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat to Puy de Dôme, 184km
The iconic Puy de Dôme returns as cyclists tackle a challenging 184km stage. Get ready for breathtaking views and intense racing on this epic climb.
Rest day – Monday July 10 – Clermont-Ferrand
While the riders take a well-deserved break, explore the surroundings of Clermont-Ferrand, a city which also plays a leading role in the Tour de France Women 2023.
Stage 10: Tuesday July 11 – Vulcania Park in Issoire, 167km
Expect excitement as riders battle for a breakaway victory on this 167km stage from Parc Vulcania to Issoire. It’s a day where underdogs can shine.
Stage 11: Wednesday July 12 – Clermont Ferrand to Moulins, 180km
Speed demons and sprint enthusiasts will enjoy this 180 km stage from Clermont Ferrand to Moulins. With a flat and fast course, it’s a perfect opportunity for sprinters to show off their explosive power and claim victory.
Stage 12: Thursday July 13 – Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais 169km
The hilly terrain of this 169km stage from Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais sets the stage for an exciting battle between the breakaway specialists. Keep an eye on the breakaway formation as this could be a decisive moment to determine the stage winner.
Stage 13: Friday July 14 – Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier, 138km
Get ready for a day of mountain challenges as the riders tackle the famous Grand Colombier in this 138km stage. With demanding climbs and breathtaking descents, it’s a test of strength and endurance in the heart of the mountains.
Stage 14: Saturday July 15 – Annemasse to Morzine, 152km
Get ready for a grueling stage with 4200m of climbing, including the fearsome Col de la Ramaz and Joux Plane. As riders conquer these monumental climbs, they will leave onlookers in awe of their climbing abilities. This stage also serves as a stage of L’Etape du Tour 2023, adding an extra level of excitement.
Stage 15: Sunday July 16 – Les Gets to Saint Gervais, 180km
The mountain continues to dominate the landscape in this 180 km stage from Les Gets to Saint Gervais. As the peloton faces tougher climbs, the battle for the yellow jersey intensifies, providing spectators with thrilling mountain racing.
Rest day: Monday July 17 – Saint Gervais Mont Blanc
Breathe and enjoy the picturesque setting of Saint Gervais Mont Blanc. This is the perfect opportunity to soak up the natural beauty of the region and recharge your batteries before the final stages of the Tour.
Stage 16: Tuesday July 18 – Passy to Combloux, 22km
In this short but intense individual time trial, the riders will push their limits on a 22 km course from Passy to Combloux. It’s a test of physical and mental strength as they strive for the podium.
Stage 17: Wednesday July 19 – Saint Gervais to Courchevel, 166km
Prepare for the ultimate mountain challenge on this 166 km stage. With over 5000m of elevation gain and the infamous Col de la Loze en route to Courchevel altiport, this stage promises to be a defining moment of the Tour. Climbers will push themselves to the limit, battling for supremacy in the mountains.
Stage 18: Thursday July 20 – Moutiers to Bourg en Bresse, 186km
After five grueling stages, the sprinters will find a course to suit them in this 186 km stage. This is their chance to shine as they aim to take center stage again and claim a stage victory.
Stage 19: Friday July 22 – Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny, 173km
With an 8 km long final straight, this stage presents a dream scenario for sprinter teams. They will unleash their speed and power in a thrilling battle for the finish line in Poligny.
Stage 20: Saturday July 22 – Belfort to Markstein, 133km
The mountain makes a final appearance in this 133 km stage, punctuated by the last two climbs of the Tour. It will be a thrilling showdown between the leaders as they navigate the challenging terrain from Belfort to the Markstein. The stage is set for a fierce battle in the mountains, as the contenders give everything to secure their position in the general classification.
Stage 21: Sunday July 23 – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris Champs-Elysées, 115km
The grand finale of the Tour de France unfolds with a 115km stage from Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to the iconic Champs-Elysées in Paris. As they enter the city, the runners will be greeted by a cheering crowd that will cheer them on to the finish line. The sprinters will battle it out for the prestigious stage victory, while the overall winner will celebrate his hard-earned triumph on the podium.
Experience the excitement, drama and endurance of the Tour de France as the world’s best cyclists compete on various terrains and iconic sites. From challenging mountain stages to thrilling sprints, every moment promises to captivate avid fans and casual watchers alike.
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