Tour de France 2023

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  • Dates 1 Jul - 23 Jul
  • Race Length 3,401 kms
  • Race Category Elite Men

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Tour de France stage 21

Belgian sprinter Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) claimed the biggest victory of his career on the Champs-Élysées, winning stage 21 of the Tour de France ahead of Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco AlUla) and Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek). The four riders came over the line alongside one another and could only be split by a photo finish.

Coming over the line some time after the peloton, Jumbo-Visma crossed the finish arm in arm as they celebrated the victory of Jonas Vingegaard. It marks the Dane’s second title in as many years. For Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) in second, big questions loom over how he can beat the 26-year-old in France.

The four-up sprint in Paris came at the end of a textbook final day of the Tour, involving celebrations, jovial activities and futile breakaway efforts.

Tour de France stage 20

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) put on the final climbing masterclass of his Tour de France career as he went in search of a famous victory in his last year as a professional, but it was not to be for the French favourite, with the GC group catching him on the final climb and ultimately squashing the dreams of the thousands of supporters at the roadside.

In the absence of a memorable final Tour de France stage win for Pinot, it was Tadej Pogačar who was able to claim redemption on stage 20 as he outsprinted Felix Gall (AG2R Citroën), Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla) at the finish.

The strong performance of Yates saw him leap up Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos Grenadiers) into fourth overall, whilst Sepp Kuss fell out of the top 10 after suffering from the same crash that befell Rodríuez. Vingegaard, meanwhile, is all set to take his second Tour de France title in Paris.

Tour de France stage 19

Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) beat Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-Quick Step) and Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) in a three-up sprint that soon saw O’Connor distanced and the leading pair cross the finish line within fractions of a second of each other. The result had to be confirmed by a photo finish, with Mohorič being awarded the stage 19 honours.

The three-up move came towards the end of what had been a pulsating afternoon of racing, as the opportunists in the peloton smelt the last opportunity for the rouleurs to find stage success. With one more mountain stage and the expected sprint in Paris on Sunday to come, dozens of riders were desperate to find themselves in the decisive breakaway of the stage and this resulted in tough racing for hours on end.

Eventually, more than 30 riders found themselves with a 10+ minute lead on the peloton and it was Asgreen who forced the final selection, with only O’Connor and Mohorič able to match the strong Dane, who was looking for back-to-back stage victories. O’Connor stood little chance in the sprint, but his hard work ensured that the trio contested the finish alone in Poligny.

Tour de France stage 18

After two monumental days in the Alps, the Tour de France returned to flatter terrain on stage 18 as it started to transition towards the final GC showdown in the Alps. This flat stage looked nailed on for a bunch sprint, but the third week of a Grand Tour can do funny things, and Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-QuickStep) prevailed as a breakaway defied the odds in thrilling fashion.

Asgreen was part of a three-man breakaway - along with Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny) and Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X) - that was never given much more than a minute by a miserly peloton. With 80km to go it became a quartet as Campenaerts' teammate Pascal Eenkhoorn jumped from the peloton, but not before the green jersey and sprint favourite Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) tried to block him from doing so.

Eenkhoorn made it over to add invaluable horsepower to the break, who opened the taps in the final 40km and collaborated faultlessly, while the peloton rode raggedly and somehow missed the most open of goals. Campenaerts did the final turn to keep it clear before Asgreen beat Eenkhoorn to the line in the sprint, mere metres ahead of Philipsen and the charging pack.

There was no change in the general classification, with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) finishing safely in the bunch to retain the yellow jersey.

Tour de France stage 17

With more than 5,000m of climbing between Saint-Gervais and Courchevel, stage 17 of the Tour de France promised fireworks, and it certainly delivered.

At the start of the day, it was a big fight to get into the breakaway, completely justified as the eventual winner did indeed come from the 34-man early move.

The Col de la Loze was the headline climb of the day, and as such the action didn't really kick off until the final 30km, but when it did, it was explosive.

The GC drama started to unravel when, still 7km from the top of the climb, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) lost contact with the yellow jersey group, going backwards and losing minutes as Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) took advantage and accelerated.

Vingegaard's acceleration would earn him fourth at the finish, but it wasn't enough to disrupt the fight for victory, which played out from the breakaway group. Felix Gall (AG2R Citroën) was the first rider to attack, and ended up being the last as he dropped the rest of his breakaway companions, never to be seen again.

The Austrian rider held off a chase from Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla) who finished second, and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) in third, taking enough time to move up to eighth overall.

By the time Pogačar finally arrived at the finish, he had lost almost six minutes to Vingegaard, who now leads the general classification by 7:35 with four stages remaining.

Tour de France stage 16

Stage 16 was the only time trial on the Tour de France and it lived up to the billing that came with the tight margins of this Tour thus far. After the time trial, however, the gaps were not so close.

Jonas Vingegaard stormed to a jaw-dropping time trial win. In the end, Vingegaard had put 1:38 into Pogačar over the hilly 22.8km course. The gap to third was almost more astonishing, with Vingegaard putting 2:51 into his teammate Wout Van Aert, who finished third.

Heading into the last five days of the Tour, Vingegaard’s gap to Pogačar is now 1:48, while Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) leap-frogged over Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) to take the third podium spot, 8:52 down on Vingegaard and five seconds ahead of Rodriguez.

Tour de France stage 15

Stage 15 of the 2023 Tour de France saw another showdown in the Alps, with nothing to separate Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) in their remarkable rivalry. The pair battled it out for the yellow jersey, but not the stage win, as the breakaway stayed clear an d Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) claimed the first Tour stage win of his already-successful career.

The Dutchman had gone clear with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) ahead of the final climb through Saint-Gervais in the shadow of Mont Blanc, and then made his move on the steep slopes of the Côte des Amerands. After the shortest of descents, he proceeded to extend his lead all the way up the final climb of Saint-Gervais to win by more than two minutes.

Later on, Pogačar once again launched a stinging attack towards the top of the final climb, but not before allowing his domestique Adam Yates to briefly slip clear. This time, Vingegaard was right with him, and even moved past him in the final 100 metres before the pair crossed the line side-by-side, a fitting representation of the last week of racing between the two.

Tour de France stage 14

It was back to climbing and off to the Alps in stage 14 of the Tour de France. The day was set to be a big one as there were a litany of tough climbing tests before the fearsome Col du Joux Plane.

As is the norm on the mountain days at the 2023 Tour de France, the expected script was torn to shreds as Jumbo-Visma set about riding a hard tempo all day, neutralising any breakaways before they truly got headway. Sure enough, by the time the race hit the final climb, it was set for another instalment in the battle between Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and their fleets of super-domestiques. After the two teams jockied for control, it was once again Pogačar and Vingegaard, out front and equal in strength.

With time bonuses available at the top of the Joux Plane and at the finish, and with the GC gap between the two only a handful of seconds, the sprint to the top of the climb was slated to be intense. Unfortunately, when Pogačar accelerated with 500 metres to the summit he was hindered by two motorbikes and had to stop his acceleration. Vingegaard went on to win the sprint to the summit after the two recalibrated after the motorcycle incident. The hesitation opened the door for Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) to come back on the descent and attack the pair to take the stage win. Pogačar nipped Vingegaard on the line, which meant the Dane took back one second on the GC.

Tour de France stage 13

It was back into the mountains on the Tour de France and the action followed as the peloton took on the summit finish on the Grand Colombier. With a short 137km stage with limited climbing before the final ascent up to the Jura mountain top, it was shaping up to be a fight between the breakaway and the GC contenders for the stage win.

With time bonuses available at the finish, and conventional wisdom suggesting that Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) would be the quickest of the two main contenders atop the climb, UAE Team Emirates took the mantle of controlling the large breakaway that formed early in the stage. The breakaway was chock full of 19 strong riders, but the contingent was hesitant to commit with UAE pacing relatively close behind. Nonetheless, after the uncategorised climb up to the day’ sprint point the breakaway accelerated under the impetus of the stronger riders in the lead and built up the breakaway’s advantage over the UAE lead peloton into the final climb.

The breakaway hit the final climb with a gap of 3:50 and the stage win seemed in the balance with UAE charging behind. Not before long, Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) sprung out of the remaining breakaway men and set off up the climb alone. While the gap tumbled under the impetus of the UAE pace, Kwiatkowski held a strong pace and managed to hold off the GC contenders to take his second Tour de France stage win. Pogačar hit out in the last kilometre and eeked out a five second gap by the finish over his Danish rival and took the bonus seconds for third, thus moving him to within nine seconds of the yellow jersey.

Tour de France stage 12

It was a completely manic start to stage 12 of the Tour de France, with the early breakaway attempts luring Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) into action as they had to carefully control which riders went up the road.

After two hours of racing and half the stage, a 13-man group finally got away containing the likes of Ion Izagirre (Cofidis), Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ).

On the final climb of the day, Izagirre launched his attack to go solo for almost 30km, holding onto a precarious lead to win the stage, marking Cofidis' second of this race after a 15 year drought before this Tour.

After the chaos of the opening half of the stage, the GC riders calmed down in the second half and all rolled in the finish together.

Tour de France stage 11

Stage 11 proceeded under grey and rainy skies as the race rolled away from Clermont-Ferrand and northeast towards the Alps. Whereas yesterday was a brawl to find the breakaway, stage 11 saw three riders go clear early and be kept on a tight leash. Those riders – Daniel Oss (TotalEnergies), Andrey Amador (EF Education-EasyPost) and Matis Louvel (Arkéa Samsic) –  never got much of an advantage with the sprinters' teams and GC squads content to have a sprint to decide the day. Oss was the last man kicking, striking out solo as the rain fell, while the steady threat of cross-winds kept the peloton moving behind.

In the final couple of kilometres, Oss was wound in and the sprint was on as the different leaders battled through the technical streets of Moulins. The riders had to be wary as a downpour made the going slick.
Uno-X led into the sprint for Alexander Kristoff, but the Norwegian was lacking the legs and faded as Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco AlUla) launched first. Nevertheless, the Dutchman was unable to hold off Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), who trounced Groenewegen in the final hundred metres with an acceleration that was leagues ahead of the rest.

Tour de France stage 10

The day started with fast and furious racing that saw the top three in the GC, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) – all active in the early days. Eventually, a large break of stage opportunities and woebegone GC contenders got away for good and the rhythm of the stage was settled.

In the breakaway were the likes of Julian Alaphilippe and Kasper Asgreen of Quick Step-Soudal as well as former GC contenders Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek), Ben O’Connor (AG2R-Citrëon) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious). Bilbao was the highest rider on GC amongst the breakaway, at more than seven minutes behind Vingegaard, but was looking to improve his position and possibly reach the fringes of podium contention.

The finale was kicked off by the pair of Israel Premier-Tech riders, as Nick Shultz drove the pace hard on the final categorised climb of the day before Krists Neilands attacked from the diminishing breakaway and went solo with still 30km to go. He built a healthy gap of 40 seconds, but a motivated group of chasers including O’Connor, Bilbao and Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) were able to pull him back before the final. In the end, after a flurry of attacks, Pello Bilbao proved fastest and took an emotional win for Bahrain Victorious ahead of Zimmermann and O’Connor.

Tour de France stage 9

Stage 9 was a day that was marked in everyone's calendars: Puy de Dôme day. After a 35-year absence, the extinct volcano in the middle of France returned to the Tour de France on Sunday, promising to deliver exciting racing over its long and steep slopes.

It was expected that there would be a big fight for the breakaway, but in fact it was the very first move that went that was allowed to be the group of the day, containing the likes of Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech), Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) and Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost). Clearly happy with the make-up of the group, the peloton gave them a huge lead, over 15 minutes at points.

Heading towards the base of the climb, the break began to splinter and Jorgenson went clear on his own, chased by Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious). The American had a lead going into the final 4km, but a monstrous ride from Michael Woods saw that lead dissolve over the final kilometres, coming round Jorgenson in the final 500m to solo to his first Tour de France victory.

Behind, a big attack from Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) split the GC selection apart, as he was able to distance but not fully crack yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) in the final 2km to take back another eight seconds on GC, leaving now only 17 seconds between the pair.

Tour de France stage 8

Stage 8 wasn't quite as flat as stage 7, with a lumpy run-in to Limoges and an uphill drag to the line, meaning it was in the balance whether the breakaway would have their day or the sprinters' teams would keep things under control.

Midway through the stage, it was heartbreak for Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) as a seemingly innocuous crash saw him go down heavily enough to break his collarbone, ending not only his final Tour de France but also the chances of surpassing the stage wins record he currently shares with Eddy Merckx.

Heading towards the finale, the sprint teams banded together to pull back the leaders, and set things up for a battle in Limoges. There were a few attempts at late flying moves, but heading into the final few kilometres it was clear a sprint was on the cards.

Alpecin-Deceuninck tried to set up Jasper Philipsen for a second win in a row, and the Belgian came close on a finish that didn't suit him, but eventually it was a huge effort from Lidl-Trek that secured the victory, with Mads Pedersen launching off of Wout van Aert's wheel to put in a long, powerful sprint to the line.

Tour de France stage 7

After back to back bumper days on the Tour de France in the Pyrenees, the race made a lethargic return to Bordeaux after a 13 year absence to the secondary sprinters capital. The last time the race visited Bordeaux saw Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) and take one of his dominant sprinting victories. Before the stage, the central question before the start was if he could he could win there again.

For an instant it seemed like Cavendish would run the clock back and take the stage win record into Bordeaux, but mechanicals hampered his sprint and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) took advantage to claim his third win on the 2023 Tour. There was some doubt in the end after both Astana-Qazaqstan and Intermarche-Circus-Wanty lodged a complaint after Philipsen moved right and impeded Biniam Girmay (Intermarche-Circus-Wanty) in the final. In the end, Philipsen was confirmed the winner and was cemented as the overwhelming favourite for the green jersey, beating Cavendish and Girmay to second and third, respectively.

Tour de France stage 6

The second and final day in the Pyrenees offered another day for the GC men, with the race’s first summit finish coming after the legendary climbs of the Col d'Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet. After yesterday's GC shuffle, all eyes were on Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and yellow jersey Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Once again, a large breakaway set off early in the day and once again Jumbo-Visma placed Wout van Aert in the move to offer a satellite rider to support Vingegaard later in the stage. Jumbo-Visma accelerated towards the top of the Tourmalet and when Sepp Kuss took over, the peloton was down to just three riders, as the yellow jersey Jai Hindley dropped from the leading trio with over an hour left to race.

Pogačar and Vingegaard linked up with Wout van Aert who was waiting at the top of the descent and brought the two GC riders to the front of the race by the base of the final climb. Van Aert was able to pull for most of the final climb, before it was, once again, mano a mano between Pogačar and Vingegaard. This time, however, Pogačar was able to surprise Vingegaard with an attack on the final climb and distanced his Danish rival, winning his tenth career stage of the Tour de France and clawing back on his GC deficit.

Tour de France stage 5

After two relatively quiet sprint days, the action reignited with a huge bang on stage 5 as the Tour headed into the Pyrenees. Tackling the first HC climb of the race, the Col du Soudet, this was a big day of climbing.

As expected, it was a hectic battle to get into the day's breakaway, and eventually 36 riders got away, including the likes of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Despite the presence of Giro d'Italia winner and GC contender Hindley, the peloton let this group go up the road - which would prove to be a mistake. On the final climb, Hindley left his breakaway companions behind and soloed to victory, taking the yellow jersey on top of the stage win.

Behind, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) wasted no time in lighting up the GC, attacking Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the final ascent to put in over a minute on his closest rival, who simply could not answer the Dane's accelerations.

Tour de France stage 4

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) won his second consecutive Tour de France stage on stage 4 of the 2023 race. The Belgian beat Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny) to the line, while Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) finished third.

The stage saw little action in the early stages with no major break forming. However the pace ramped up in the closing stages with a number of late crashes before Philipsen powered to the line to continue his sublime run in this year's race. Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) retained his overall lead in the race ahead of the first major stage in the mountains.

Tour de France stage 3

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) claimed a thrilling sprint victory on stage 3 of the 2023 Tour de France after holding off a late surge from Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny).

The stage win looked in real jeopardy as the race jury spent what seemed like an age deliberating over whether Philipsen had blocked Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). In the end Philipsen was awarded this third career stage win in the Tour, while Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) retained his overall lead in the general classification.

Tour de France stage 2

Victory Lafay ended Cofidis’ 15-year drought at the Tour de France with a superb win on stage 2 into San Sebastián. The Frenchman attacked with 1km to go, catching a group of GC favourites by surprise, before holding off a late chase from second place Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates). The win ended Cofidis’ long and miserable drought in the Tour de France, having not won a stage since Sylvain Chavanel’s victory in Montluçon in 2008.

Tour de France stage 1

Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) took an emphatic win on stage 1 of the Tour de France after dropping his brother and breakaway companion on the final drag to the line to claim the victory and the first yellow jersey on this year’s race.

Tour de France 2023 Guide

For three weeks of the year cycling fans put their bikes away and root themselves to their sofas, eyes fixed on their television screens as they watch one of the greatest races of the season play out in front of them. We are, of course, talking about the Tour de France - the one bicycle race that nearly everyone on planet Earth has heard of.

This three-week race is regarded by many as one of the toughest sporting events in the world. With 21 gruelling stages to complete over a 23-day period, adding up to around 3,500km in total, the Tour de France is a race of pure endurance. The winner isn’t necessarily the strongest rider, but rather the one who can survive the most suffering, day after day.

Five-time winner of the Tour, Bernard Hinault, summed up just what it takes to win this great race, “You can’t win without suffering. Whether it’s in the mountains or in a time-trial, you have to spare no effort. You may feel drained at the finish, but the joy of winning helps you forget everything.”

The Tour de France is the oldest stage-race on the cycling calendar and the first real pioneer of multi-day bicycle racing. Its inaugural edition, back in 1903, took place in an attempt to help boost sales of the then failing national newspaper, L’Auto. The Tour’s first director, Henri Desgrange, sent the riders on an intrepid, six-stage tour around the perimeter of France for the race’s first edition.

This maiden Tour started in Montgeron and finished in Paris, visiting Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes along the way. Many of the stages in this first edition exceeded 400km in length, forcing riders to race throughout the night. The home favourite, Maurice Garin, won this inaugural edition and in doing so etched his name into the cycling history books. The Frenchman, affectionately known as ‘The Little Chimney Sweep’, won the first edition by a massive margin of two hours, 59 minutes and 21 seconds - the largest ever winning margin in the history of the race.

In the editions that followed the race snowballed in popularity and soon inspired similar races elsewhere in Europe, most notably in Italy with the Giro d’Italia. During these early years Desgrange toyed with the race’s format and in 1910 he sent the race on its first foray into the Pyrenees, setting a precedent that would remain for nearly every edition since.

He changed the race once again in the 30s when he introduced the concept of national teams, forcing riders to race for their countries rather than their trade teams. After a brief hiatus during World War II the race returned in 1947 under the control of a new chief organiser, Jacques Goddet. Goddet orchestrated the race up until 1986, slowly moulding it into the three-week race we all know and love today.

Over these post-war years, each decade has been dominated by a different rider - their names almost as famous as the Tour itself. Jacques Anquetil dominated during the 60s, Eddy Merckx the 70s, Bernard Hinault the 80s and Miguel Indurain the 90s. These four riders also share the record for the largest number of wins, having won five overall titles apiece.

France dominates the winners list in this race, with 36 wins from 109 editions. Despite topping this list, the home nation has failed to win since 1985 when Hinault took his fifth and final overall title. Several Frenchman have come close over the years - most recently Romain Bardet who placed second in 2016 - but none have managed to bring home the coveted yellow jersey and end the 38-year drought.

It’s France’s sporting rivals, Great Britain, who dominated the race during the last decade. Since 2012, British riders have taken six overall titles with three different riders - Bradley Wiggins (2012), Chris Froome (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and Geraint Thomas (2018). All three of these riders rode for Team Sky during their Tour-winning years, a team that have dominated the Grand Tours for the best part of the last 10 years. In 2019 they won their seventh Tour title in just eight years, this time with the young Colombian, Egan Bernal.

Like the other Grand Tours, the Tour de France route changes every year as the organisers dream up new and ever more challenging ways to test the riders. Over the last couple of years the race has subtly evolved, with shorter and more unpredictable stages - akin to those in the Vuelta a España - the new norm. Shorter stages may sound a lot easier than the barbaric, 400km-long stages the riders faced in the inaugural Tour, but in reality they’re not. These shorter stages reduce the quiet moments of the race, forcing riders to be on their toes during every waking moment.

The 2023 route, which is due to start in the Basque Country, Spain, and finish in Paris, France, features three leg-breaking summit finishes, one individual time trial and a high-mountain stage that will see the riders take on no less than 5,200m of climbing. The rest of the route is made up of flat and hilly stages, offering the sprinters, puncheurs and escape artists - those who aren’t as focussed on the famous yellow jersey - plenty of opportunities to take a career-defining stage win.

Such a dynamic route is bound to favour the all-rounders and stage racing specialists, those riders who can mix it with the best on all kinds of terrain. Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard, the two main animators of last year’s race, both fit that bill perfectly. Pogačar is looking for redemption and a third Tour crown, while Vingegaard is aiming to defend the maiden title he took last year.

Pogačar and Vingegaard aren’t the only ones in with a chance of winning the maillot jaune, however. Jai Hindley, Enric Mas, Ben O’Connor, Richard Carapaz, David Gaudu, Romain Bardet, Dani Martínez and Simon Yates will all start this year’s race with at least one eye on yellow and could, by the end of it, find themselves standing on the top step of the podium in Paris.

Tour de France - Key Facts

Date: July 1-23
Country: France
Race Type: Stage Race (Grand Tour)
Classification: 2.UWT
Organiser: ASO
First Edition: 1903
Nº of Editions: 109 (as of 2022)
First Winner: Maurice Garin (Fra)
Most Wins: Jacques Anquetil (Fra), Eddy Merckx (Bel), Bernard Hinault (Fra), Miguel Indurain (Spa) - 5 times
Most Recent Winner: Jonas Vingegaard (Den)

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