Anticipation grows for cycling's greatest spectacle
As the summer of 23’ rolls in, cycling enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the most prestigious race on two wheels: the Tour de France. Steeped in history and renowned for its grandeur, the Tour de France promises to captivate audiences once again as the world's best riders converge for an exhilarating three-week battle of endurance, strategy, and sheer athleticism.
Brace yourselves for a remarkable journey encompassing 21 stages, spanning a colossal distance of 3,400 kilometers, and hitting a whopping 57,000 meters of elevation. The race is set to burst into life right from the off, with an explosive opening stage that promises to ignite the entire competition.
When does Tour de France start?
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 1st, as the vibrant city of Bilbao, located in the Basque Country of Spain, serves as the starting point for the 110th anniversary. Soon, all the questions will be answered, and the epic adventure will unfold before our eyes.
Who are our favourites for the 2023 Tour de France?
Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) is hoping to be crowned champion again, after he won last year’s race as just the second Dane in history ahead of Slovenia’s two-time Tour de France winner, Tadej Pogacar.
Another rider to watch is the talented Slovenian prodigy, Primož Roglič. A consistent force in recent years, Roglič will be aiming to secure his maiden Tour de France victory after narrowly missing out in previous editions. His explosive climbing abilities and time trial prowess make him a strong contender for the coveted yellow jersey.
The 2023 Tour de France is expected to feature a dynamic and challenging route, showcasing the diversity of French terrain. Spectators can anticipate breathtaking mountain stages that will test the riders' mettle, grueling ascents up legendary Cols like the Tourmalet, and nail-biting sprint finishes!
Beyond the battle for the general classification, the Tour de France offers a platform for emerging talents to shine. Young riders are poised to make their mark, injecting fresh energy into the race and providing an exciting glimpse into the future of cycling.Whether you're a die-hard cycling enthusiast or a casual fan, make sure to mark your calendars and join in the exhilaration of the 2023 Tour de France. Get ready for three weeks of unforgettable racing, awe-inspiring scenery, and the crowning of a worthy champion who will etch their name into the annals of cycling's most prestigious event.
Let the grand spectacle begin!