Tour de France 2023 Prediction, Tips & Odds
The Tour de France 2023 will mark the 110th edition of the world’s biggest cycling race and will take place from July 1st to July 23rd.
The race will commence in Bilbao, Spain, with the Basque region hosting the Grand Départ. After 21 stages and two rest days, the race will culminate in Paris.
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The complete route for the 2023 Tour de France was unveiled during the official presentation on October 27th.
The race will start by crossing the border in the Basque region, a return that hasn’t happened since 1992. The early stages will feature a series of challenging and hilly terrains before transitioning to the Pyrenees and entering France.
In total, there will be only 22 kilometers of timed riding, all concentrated in the hilly 16th stage. Additionally, four stages will conclude at mountain summits, including the highly anticipated return of Puy de Dôme after 35 years and an ascent of the Grand Colombier in the Pyrenees.
The mountainous route will deliver an intense final week, culminating in an exhilarating clash from Vosges to Le Markstein during Stage 20.
SAT 07/01/2023 BILBAO > BILBAO 182 KM
SUN 07/02/2023 VITORIA-GASTEIZ > SAINT-SÉBASTIEN 209 KM
MON 07/03/2023 AMOREBIETA-ETXANO > BAYONNE 193.5 KM
TUE 07/04/2023 DAX > NOGARO 182 KM
WED 07/05/2023 PAU > LARUNS 163 KM
THU 07/06/2023 TARBES > CAUTERETS-CAMBASQUE 145 KM
FRI 07/07/2023 MONT-DE-MARSAN > BORDEAUX 170 KM
SAT 07/08/2023 LIBOURNE > LIMOGES 201 KM
SUN 07/09/2023 SAINT-LÉONARD-DE-NOBLAT > PUY DE DÔME 182.5 KM
TUE 07/11/2023 VULCANIA > ISSOIRE 167.5 KM
WED 07/12/2023 CLERMONT-FERRAND > MOULINS 180 KM
THU 07/13/2023 ROANNE > BELLEVILLE-EN-BEAUJOLAIS 169 KM
FRI 07/14/2023 CHÂTILLON-SUR-CHALARONNE > GRAND COLOMBIER 138KM
SAT 07/15/2023 ANNEMASSE > MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL 152 KM
SUN 07/16/2023 LES GETS LES PORTES DU SOLEIL > SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC 179 KM
TUE 07/18/2023 PASSY > COMBLOUX 22.4 KM
WED 07/19/2023 SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC > COURCHEVEL 166 KM
THU 07/20/2023 MOÛTIERS > BOURG-EN-BRESSE 185 KM
FRI 07/21/2023 MOIRANS-EN-MONTAGNE > POLIGNY 173 KM
SAT 07/22/2023 BELFORT > LE MARKSTEIN FELLERING 133.5 KM
SUN 07/23/2023 SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES 115.5 KM
Jonas Vingegaard is the current champion, winning his first Tour de France in 2022. The Danish cyclist prevented Tadej Pogačar from achieving a third consecutive victory, as the Slovenian previously won the title in 2020 and dominated the race in 2021.
Pogacar ended the Ineos/Sky team’s race dominance, which has won seven of the last eight Tour de France with riders such as Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins, and four-time winner Chris Froome. The only other rider to end the British team’s reign was Vincenzo Nibali, then riding for Astana, who took victory in 2014.
The record for the most victories at the Tour de France is held by four people: Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, and Miguel Indurain, each with five titles.
Peter Sagan once dominated the green jersey for the points classification, but in the last three years, his reign has been taken over by Wout van Aert, who has shown dominance across all fields in 2022. Sagan still holds the record for most green jersey wins of all time, with seven wins in nine appearances. Erik Zabel is in second place with six jerseys, while Sean Kelly has four.
In addition to the yellow jersey, Vingegaard also won the red and white jersey for the best driver in the mountain stages in 2022, as Pogačar did the previous two years. Richard Virenque holds the record for the most won red and white jerseys with seven wins. That record is unlikely to be surpassed because Pogačar and Rafał Majka are the only current riders who have won more than one King of the Mountains title, with two wins each.
Pogačar has won the white jersey for the best young driver three years in a row and, at the age of 24, is still eligible for a fourth attempt in 2023.
The participants will include defending champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and two-time winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), along with other prominent contenders. The Slovenian is competing after recovering from a broken wrist in April, while Vingegaard starts racing after a performance at the Critérium du Dauphine.
Among the well-known contenders for the overall victory who will appear at the start in Bilbao are David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Enric Mas (Movistar), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious).
Full of love for the team 💛— Vingegaard Jonas (@j_vingegaard) July 25, 2022
Full of joy for both loves of my life ❤️
Together we made it 💛💚❤️
Thank you for everything 💛 pic.twitter.com/uxMsEnllkf
According to bookmakers, the favorite to win the Tour de France 2023 is Jonas Vingegaard. However, predictions suggest that Tadej Pogacar will reclaim the title and continue his record-breaking performance in this prestigious competition. You can find the best odds for the Tour de France 2023 in the 20bet sportsbook.
Prediction: Tadej Pogačar winner of Tour de France 2023