This Thursday, around 12:45 p.m., we will be fixed on the course of the Tour de France 2023. Christian Prudhommethe boss of Roundwill formalize this October 27 – at the Palais des Congrès in Paris – the map of the Big loop, which will take place from July 1 to 23. And like every year, Cycling News took you through what is being said on the web, in the regional press (PQR) or local radio stations. Which cities of departure and arrival will see the great mess July next year? What are the massifs and large passes that the runners of the Round ? Which regions will be skipped? How many time trial kilometers will be on the program? Here is a compilation of all the more or less proven rumors that emerge for the Big Loop 2023. While waiting to be confirmed by the boss of the Tour, Christian Prudhommethis Thursday, October 27 around noon, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, this is what the course of the Tour de France 2023. Previously and still this Thursday noon, Marion Roussethe course director of Tour de France Women with Zwift will have revealed to us at 12 p.m. the route of the 2nd edition of the Women’s Tour de France which will take place from July 23 to July 30.
Video – The route of the first 3 stages of the Tour de France 2023!
The Grand Départ from Bilbao, then…?
If it has been official for over a year that the Great departure from Tour de France will take place in Spain from Bilbao in the Basque Country, the Big loop – which will organize its 110th edition next year – will obviously ignore the great west and the north of France this year. So where will they be able toget ripped off“the candidates for the yellow jersey… among those who will most certainly find themselves Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), and who knows Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) – the last 3 winners over the past four years – or even Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Remco Evenepoel (Alpha Quick-Step Vinyl).
The possible route of the Tour de France 2023, from July 1 to 23!
– Saturday July 1 – Step 1 : Bilbao-Bilbao (185 km)
– Sunday July 2 – 2nd step : Vitoria-Gasteiz – San Sebastian (210 km)
– Monday July 3 – Step 3 : Amorebieta-Etxano – Bayonne
– Tuesday July 4 – Step 4 : Dax – Nogaro
– Wednesday July 5 – Step 5 : Pau – Laruns
– Thursday July 6 – Step 6 : Tarbes – Cauterets
– friday 7 july – Step 7 : Mont-de-Marsan – Bordeaux
– Saturday July 8 – Step 8 : Libourne – Limoges
– Sunday July 9 – Step 9 : Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat – Puy-de-Dôme
– Monday July 10 – 1st day of rest in Clermont-Ferrand
– Tuesday July 11 – Step 10 : Vulcania – Issoire (individual CLM?)
– Wednesday July 12 – Step 11 : Clermont-Ferrand – Mills
– Thursday July 13 – Step 12 : Roanne – Belleville-en-Beaujolais
– friday july 14 – Step 13 : Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne – Grand Colombier
– Saturday July 15 – Step 14 : Annemasse-Morzine
– Sunday July 16 – Step 15 : Les Gets – Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc
– Monday July 17 – 2nd day of rest in Saint-Gervais
– Tuesday July 18 – Step 16 : Passy – Combloux (individual or team time trial?)
– Wednesday July 19 – Step 17 : Sallanches – Courchevel
– Thursday July 20 – Step 18 : Moutiers – Bourg-en-Bresse
– friday july 21 – Step 19 : Moirans-en-Montagne – Poligny
– Saturday July 22 – Step 20 : Belfort – Le Markstein
– Sunday July 23 – Step 21 : National Velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Paris Champs-Elysées
“Every year, since 1992, the Basque Country wants the Grand Départ…”
Passing on the Tour of Spain 2022, on the occasion of the start of the 6th stage which started in Bilbao, Christian Prudhomme was thus able to evoke the Grand Départ of the Big loop 2023, and more precisely the fervor of the Basque Country, well known to the world of the little queen. “Here it is a story of fervor, passion and love, without a doubt. Among the best audiences in the world, there are the Belgians, we discovered the Danish public and there is obviously the Basque Country! The specificity is these coasts with very steep slopes. A great setting with hills, mountains and also the sea. The passion for cycling is extraordinary and you can see it here too on this Vueltahe explained in remarks reported by RTBF.
“They will have something to do…”
“We have been in contact with the Basque Country for a long time and the Grand Départ was announced a good year ago, continues the director of Tour de France. What struck me about this candidacy is that, in fact, every year since 1992 and the departure from San Sebastian, the Basque government, the province of Vizcaya and the city of Bilbao have written to say that they again planned a Grand Départ. Pendant Every year 30 years! So we’re going to come back to it and I’m absolutely delighted. The Basque organization was present in Denmark, they saw the fervor and I put pressure on them by saying: you know what awaits you! For the past two years, the first week of the Tour de France has clearly been made for the punchers.
It depends on the riders but next year there will be a start of punchers and that’s very good. I hope we will have Julian Alaphilippe, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert of course. I don’t want to say it can be even better but if riders who feel limited in the high mountains, but otherwise have phenomenal ability, want to use the first week to get ahead overall, not just to be ahead for a week but to be ahead longer, they will have plenty to do.“
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– Grand Depart Basque Country 2023 (@letour_euskadi) October 25, 2022
After the Basque Pyrenees, the French Pyrenees!
As announced by the newspaper among others The Dispatch“there will be many Pyrenees on the Tour de France 2023“! We are of course talking about the Pyrenees in France since in the continuity of the three days in Spain, the race will take the towards Bayonne Monday, July 3 before spinning the day after Dax in the Landes towards nogaro in the Gers where 50 years ago Louis Ocaña won the Tour de France. Before arriving in Pau to face thehe French Pyrenean passes. The queen stage? On Thursday, July 6, obviously, between Tarbes and Cauterets, with the Col du Tourmalet on the menu, no doubt.
– La Dépêche Sports (@Ladepechesports) October 22, 2022
Puy-de-Dôme and Auvergne celebrate!
The last pass of Tour de France dated back to 1988… Puy-de-Dôme is therefore going to regain Big loopon July 9 at the finish of a 9th stage which will start from Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat in Haute-Vienne, city where is buried Raymond Poulidor according to newspaper information The mountain. Puy-de-Dôme, Clermont-Ferrand, Vulcania, Issoire… the Round will put down his suitcases in Auvergne from July 9 in the evening to July 13 in the morning, with the first day of rest of this Big loop 2023 in Clermont-Ferrand.
Exclude @lamontagne_fr : The Tour de France is on the right track for its big comeback at the top of the Puy de Dôme!
— The Mountain (@lamontagne_fr) June 24, 2022
Seven days in the Alps before heading back to Paris via the Jura and the Vosges!
For the last week of this Tour de France 2023, The Liberated Dauphine announces heavy and strong seven days in the Alps with an arrival at the top of the Col du Grand Colombier, the 14th of July ! Then, a 14th stage on Saturday July 15 between Annemasse and Morzine beyond the Col de Joux Plane. Before facing July 19 during the 17th stage the terrible Col de la Lozethe “collar that did not exist” according Christian Prudhommethe boss of Tour de France and which will therefore be climbed once again as in 2020.
Cycling. “La Loze? The pass that didn’t exist”: hell is back on the Tour de France 2023 #DauphineLibere https://t.co/OKcZpMyy9w
– The Dauphiné Libéré #dauphinelibere (@ledauphine) October 24, 2022
The Grand-Ballon, the day before the finish…
The Alps past, heading east for this Tour de France 2023 with two stages in Franche-Comté and in the Jura according to information from France Blue. Before a 20th and penultimate stage, on Saturday July 22, between Belfort and The Markstein by the Big Balloon which culminates at 1,424m, the highest peak of the Vosges massif, also called the Guebwiller balloon. As for the 21st and final stage on Sunday July 23, it will be a parade between the national velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelinesheadquarters of the French Cycling Federation (FFC) and where most of the cycling events of the Olympic Games of Paris 2024and the Champs Elysees a Paris.
— France Bleu Belfort Montbéliard (@bleubelfort) October 24, 2022