Jonas Vingegaard (center) took the 2022 Tour de France crown, edging out Tadej Pogacar (on the left) and Geraint Thomas (on the right).
Tour de France
Dates: 1st to 23rd of July
Coverage: Live textual updates of each stage are available on the Sport Newes Center website and app
The 110th rendition of the Tour de France commenced in Bilbao, Spain on Saturday, 1st July. The three-week long race will conclude in Paris on Sunday, 23rd July.
The cyclists will have to navigate through eight mountain stages and one solo time trial, as they journey to the Pyrenees and Alps over the course of the 3,404 km (2,115-mile) race.
Sport Newes Center provides an analysis of each stage of the taxing three-week competition, shedding light on crucial turning points.
This page will be continually updated throughout the Tour, providing details of the winner and a succinct report after each stage.
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Saturday, 1 July – stage one: Bilbao – Bilbao, 182km
Adam Yates recorded his first ever Tour de France stage victory
Winner: Adam Yates
Report: British Cyclist Adam Yates Outdoes Twin Simon to Clinch Stage One
Adam Yates from Britain outpaced his identical twin, Simon, to clinch stage one of the Tour de France in Bilbao, Spain, securing the coveted yellow jersey of the race leader. Adam, aged 30 and part of the UAE Team Emirates, gained an advantage over Jayco AlUla rider Simon in the uphill finish, recording his first Tour stage victory.
Sunday, 2 July – stage two: Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian, 208.9km
This marks Lafay’s first victory at the Tour de France, and the first for his team, Cofidis, since 2008
Winner: Victor Lafay
Report: Lafay Claims Stage Two Victory While Yates Retains Yellow Jersey
Victor Lafay from France expertly timed an attack to win the second stage of the Tour de France. Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert seemed perfectly positioned to win the 208.9km stage, ending in San Sebastian. However, Lafay broke free with 900m remaining, leaving Van Aert visibly frustrated as he was unable to catch up.
Monday, 3 July – stage three: Amorebieta-Etxano – Bayonne, 193.5km
Jasper Philipsen has now clinched three Tour de France stages in his career
Winner: Jasper Philipsen
Report: Philipsen Outpaces Competition to Claim Victory in Stage Three
Belgian rider Jasper Philipsen sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France, while Britain’s Adam Yates managed to retain the yellow jersey. Philipsen, 25, just outpaced Germany’s Phil Bauhaus, with Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan coming in third in the Tour’s first bunch-sprint finish.
Tuesday, 4 July – stage four: Dax – Nogaro, 181.8km
Dax has been a part of the Tour route six times between 1951-2006
For two consecutive days, sprinters have much to look forward to.
The relatively flat route promises a high-speed finish, with the concluding three kilometers taking place on the Nogaro motor racing circuit, also known as the Circuit Paul Armagnac.
An 800m straight run to the finish line is expected to see intense competition among riders – will this be the.
Sunday, 23 July – stage 21: Chateau de Versailles – Paris Champs-Elysees, 126.1km
The world-famous Champs-Elysees has been the finish of the Tour de France since 1975
The conclusion of the 110th edition of the Tour de France sees the peloton hit the cobbles on the Champs-Elysees after 10 laps around the iconic French capital.
While the general classification is usually decided before reaching Paris, there’s still one final stage for the sprinters to shine on one of the most prestigious pieces of tarmac in the world. Could this be the setting for Mark Cavendish to break Eddy Merckx’s record for the most stage wins?
Riders to watch: Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen, Jasper Philipsen, Mark Cavendish.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tour de France 2023: Stage-by-stage analysis and results
What is the duration of the Tour de France 2023?
The Tour de France 2023 spans over a period of three weeks, starting on 1st July and ending on 23rd July.
How many mountain stages are there in the Tour de France 2023?
The Tour de France 2023 features eight challenging mountain stages, providing thrilling uphill battles for the cyclists.
Are there any individual time trials in the Tour de France 2023?
Yes, there is one individual time trial in the Tour de France 2023. It offers an opportunity for riders to showcase their solo racing skills.
Which mountain ranges will the cyclists visit during the race?
The cyclists will journey to the Pyrenees and Alps, tackling challenging terrain and conquering notable mountain passes.
Who are the riders to watch in the Tour de France 2023?
Some riders to keep an eye on during the Tour de France 2023 include Mark Cavendish, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, and other prominent cyclists.
Where does the Tour de France conclude?
The Tour de France concludes with a thrilling sprint finish on the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris, creating an electrifying atmosphere for spectators.
Will Mark Cavendish have a chance to break the stage win record?
Yes, there is a possibility for Mark Cavendish to break Eddy Merckx’s record for the most stage wins in the Tour de France during the 2023 edition.