When is the Tour de France 2023? Departure date, time, route, confirmed stages, teams and riders
Jonas Vingaard became the winner of the 109th Tour de France in 2022, beating defending champion Tadej Pogacar to become the first Danish winner of the event since Bjarne Riis in 1996.
Cycling fans have less than 12 months to wait for the start of the 2023 Tour, which will begin in northern Spain.
What do we know so far about the Tour de France 2023? sports news has the details on the grueling endurance test.
When is the Tour de France 2023?
From July 1, the 2023 edition of the Tour de France will be the 110th edition of the most publicized event on the cycling calendar.
The 2023 Tour will start in Bilbao, marking the second time it has taken place in the Basque Country.
The 1992 Tour also started in the region, and this time the first stage will be a loop around Bilbao.
The 2023 Tour de France should end in Paris around July 24.
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How long is the Tour de France 2023?
The total distance of the Tour de France 2023 has not yet been announced. The 2022 race covered 3,328 kilometers (2,068 miles), with just two rest days for runners along the way.
This made it the second shortest total distance of the past decade. Only the 2021 edition, which had 3,328 km, was shorter over this period.
What is the longest stage of the Tour de France 2023?
The longest stage of the three announced so far is the second stage, which also takes place in the Basque Country.
The section, between Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián, will stretch for 210 km (130.5 miles). The longest stage of the 2022 Tour covered just under 220 km (140 miles).
Tour de France 2023 route and confirmed stages
Three stages of the Tour 2023 have been confirmed. The rest are expected to be announced in October 2022.
|#||Date (local time)||Length||Arrange||Winner|
|1||July, 1st||185 km (115 miles)||Bilbao (hilly)||–|
|2||July 2nd||210 km (130.5 miles)||Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian (hilly)||–|
|3||July 3||To confirm||Amorebieta-Etxano to France (apartment)||–|
Confirmed teams and riders of the Tour de France 2023
The full list of teams and riders participating in the Tour de France 2023 will be updated here.