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Which British riders are riding the 2023 Tour de France?

Mathew mitchell.

  • Published on June 27, 2023
  • in Men's Cycling

British riders have made an indelible mark on the history of the Tour de France over the years. Their contributions began with Brian Robinson, who was the first British cyclist to finish the race in 1955 and claimed the first British stage victory two years later. However, it was not until the 21st century that Britain became a dominant force in the race. Starting with Bradley Wiggins’ historic overall victory in 2012, the first for a British rider, Team Sky (later rebranded as Ineos Grenadiers) went on to secure seven of the next nine editions of the Tour, with victories from Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, and Egan Bernal.

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Froome, in particular, stands out with his four Tour de France titles . Mark Cavendish , often hailed as one of the greatest sprinters in the history of the sport, has also significantly contributed to Britain’s Tour de France success, matching the all-time record of 34 stage wins held by Eddy Merckx in 2021. British riders have demonstrated a wide range of prowess in the Tour de France, from sprinting to time-trialling and climbing, making them always ones to watch in the peloton.

British Riders in the 2023 Tour de France

  • Mark Cavendish

So much attention is going to be on Mark Cavendish . After a stellar 2021 Tour de France with 4 stage wins, he wasn’t picked for last year’s edition. A change of teams in the off-season and here we are for the Brit’s final shot at the outright all-time Tour de France stage win record before retirement . Just 1 stage will do it and there will be bedlam if he manages to pull it off. There was a time when it looked inevitable only for a tough few years to rob the Manx Missile of opportunities before a glorious return to form.

Cavendish’s one and only win of the 2023 season to date came in May at the Giro d’Italia, where the 38-year-old won the final stage in Rome. He only needs a single similar opportunity to go top and ahead of Eddy Merckx in the all-time stage win ranking.

  • Tom Pidcock

Surely everyone has now seen that video of the descent Tom Pidcock made last year on his way to a maiden Tour de France stage victory on Alpe d’Huez no less. The Brit flew down the Galibier as he hunted down the lead group. With nothing quite showing the generational change as well as dropping Chris Froome on its slopes. That generation of stars has had its time at the top.

The 2023 season has seen Pidcock claim victory on the Tuscan gravel at Strade Bianche, winning with a small gap there. 3rd at Amstel Gold Race and 2nd at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, albeit a long way behind the winner at both is a sign that as a one-day racer, Pidcock is up there. Expect to see some stage hunting and maybe a top-20 GC finish once more.

The first of the Yates twins to get a mention. Adam Yates has a solid if unspectacular history at the Tour de France where probably the most memorable moment is an inflatable gantry falling on top of him whilst looking certain for a stage win. That stage victory still illudes him but a trio of top-10 GC finishes are still very decent.

In this year’s race, he will be working for team leader Tadej Pogačar but there’s still a chance of adding to that number of top-10 GC finishes with a good rider. It’s tough to see that stage win happening but there’s always a chance.

  • Simon Yates

A Grand Tour winner at the Vuelta a Espana and many stage wins and GC near-misses at the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France has always felt the weakest of the big 3 for Simon Yates. Unless his brother Adam, he does have a pair of Tour de France stage victories, however. They came just 4 days apart in the 2019 Tour de France. Unlike Adam however, Simon Yates has just 1 top-10 GC finish, with 7th back in 2017.

A good early part to the season included 4th at Paris Nice but the preparation was somewhat derailed by stomach issues at the Tour de Romandie that saw him abandon and Yates hasn’t raced since. That makes him a bit of a wildcard with where the form might be.

  • Fred Wright

The new British road race champion! Wright finally took his first career pro win after so many close calls in a host of races up and down the prestige stakes. That includes last year’s Tour de France where Wright finished 2nd behind Mads Pedersen in a 3-up sprint into Saint Etienne. Now with the monkey off his back, we might see that maiden Grand Tour win and on the highest stage.

There have been many top-10 results in 2023, including the Tour of Flanders and recently at the Critérium Dauphiné. It would be a surprise if there wasn’t another here in his new British champion jersey.

An up and down career that first saw James Shaw make the WorldTour with Lotto Soudal at the age of 20 years old before slumping back to the Continental ranks after never quite establishing himself within the Belgian team. A strong year at Continental level saw him back to ProTeam level before Covid hit and another year back at Continental level in 2021. Finally, in 2022 Shaw returned to the WorldTour with EF Education-EasyPost and doesn’t appear to be looking back.

The 2023 Tour de France will be Shaw’s maiden edition and he will be in full-stage hunting mode. A useful finisher on tough hilly terrain, there was a decent enough GC performance at the Critérium Dauphiné and 2nd in GC at Coppi e Bartali too.

Finally, there’s Ineos Grenadiers’ Ben Turner. Another rider doing their first Tour de France in 2023, Turner has had an up-and-down 2023 so far because of injuries from crashes. He took his first pro career win at Vuelta Murcia, and almost matched it with 2nd at Jaen Paraiso before coming to an abrupt stop at Omloop het Nieuwsblad . There Turner broke his elbow but returned to fitness for the end of the Flandrian classics, only to break his forearm at the Tour of Flanders.

A different type of stage-hunting threat to teammate Tom Pidcock, we might see him get into breaks on flatter terrain and maybe have an outside shot at a stage win if he’s back to full form.

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News: James Shaw for the Tour de France

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Britain’s James Shaw is one of the eight riders selected for EF Pro Cycling for the 2023 Tour de France. 

Britain’s James Shaw is one of the eight riders selected for EF Pro Cycling for the 2023 Tour de France.  They are: Richard Carapaz, Rigoberto Uran, Neilson Powless, Alberto Bettiol, Magnus Cort, James Shaw, Andrey Amador, and Esteban Chaves. Those eight riders will take the start of the Tour de France in Bilbao on July 1 ready to take the fight to the world’s greatest bike race.

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The team has a layered set of objectives and ways to achieve them. Some, like stages, are obvious goals of every team. But so often teams plan and the Tour de France laughs. Its 3,405 kilometers over serpentine roads and through teeming masses of fans are as predictable as mountain weather. Hence our lineup — it’s a team built to adapt and capitalize over a mixture of terrain and circumstance. It’s a team of racers, first and foremost.

Some fit into boxes as a climber, a breakaway man. And some don’t. We’re going to attack the race. The Tour is often a showcase of muscle and a sheer test of firepower. But there are nuances and cracks in the race this team is built to explore, and races within the race take shape.

James Shaw: Who would have thought, eh? The Tour de France. What a bike race. I didn’t really know what to make of it. The whole thing came about at the Dauphiné when I was riding better than I have ever ridden and it obviously didn’t go unnoticed. Our DS Charly pulled me over on the last day and he said, look, we’ll put you on the long list. We’ll send you home to prepare. Don’t do Ventoux Challenge. Go home and get ready and prepare as if you are going to go and I thought, is he pulling my leg? He said he is considering me, but is it a serious consideration and stuff? So I was like oh, don’t build yourself up too much. So I prepared as if I was going to go. I put everything into it, the best recovery I could have done, that sort of jazz. And then he rang me and said we’ll crack on with it, we’ll do it. So I thought, oh, this is actually going to happen. I was a bit sort of taken aback by it. I didn’t really know what to do.

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James fighting back after a puncture on the first lap of the British Road Race Championships. James showed just how well he’s riding to finally get back to the front 

I am a bit nervous. I am a bit scared. It is obvious from the guys who are going that I am there to be the best teammate I can. We have got a hell of a roster. Starting on that start line is going to be incredible. Personally, Paris is something that I have on my mind. I want to make it all the way to, but along the way I want to make sure I am doing the job that I am going there to do and be there for the guys and Carapaz and all the boys get what they need and I can get to that finish line on wherever and whatever day and I can get on that bus knowing that I gave it everything for Neilson or whoever that job was for that day. I am in the best shape I have ever been in. I think now is the moment, now is the time to do it as well, so I am super excited.

I have this attitude in life that there are two people that you have got to make proud and they are the eight-year-old version of yourself and the eighty-year-old version of yourself. As long as the eight-year-old version of you looks up to you at the minute and thinks yeah, that guy is who I want to be and the eighty-year-old version of you looks back at you and says yeah, that is the person that I wanted to be, then it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks or feels. I think the eight-year-old version of James would be blown away right now.

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Esteban Chaves: I heard the news that I would be on the Tour team and it is pretty exciting. After more than a decade of being a professional, hearing the news made me pumped. That means it is important and that means that I care about it and that I am still dreaming. The Tour de France is my dream. After I hung up with the DS and he had told me that I would do the Tour de France, I called my parents and I said this time you need to come, because I want you in Paris with me. They have never been. And it is a dream. It is where everything started for me, sitting on the couch, watching the Tour de France on television and just dreaming about being there and I am part of this now. I am actually living the dream. It is exciting. It is scary. It is a lot of emotions at the same time.

It is a big responsibility as well, and I am looking forward to it. We have worked really hard, with all the people around: the team, my family, my wife. Every single one is a little bit of this. And because of all of these people, so all of you guys, I can be a part of the team. Everybody works and we are looking forward to doing everything really well and playing the cards really well and making the dream come true.

We have a really nice and strong team. We can do a really nice GC. There is a lot of climbing this year: 14 stages are really tough, hard. And we can play the cards for stage wins with different riders, of course myself will be one of the riders to do that with the climbs. We can chase the mountain jersey. Why not? Why not?!

Richard Carapaz: I’m excited for the Tour to finally get underway. I’m training for it and I’ve been away from home for a long time and I am ready for it to start, really.

This race has been the primary goal that I set for myself in October of last year and I have been working towards it. In the end, I always want to do things in the best way and now that we are at the gates of the Tour, physically I feel good. I am very well prepared and above all I have a great eagerness to start. I hope that everything turns out in the best way and that I can be there ready for everything.

It is a very tough Tour route this year. From the first days in the Basque Country it will be complicated but I also really like some of the stages. We are bringing a team that can get a nice result and that’s what we’re hoping for.

This is a team with a lot of experience. There are guys who have done several Grand Tours, who have a lot of experience and above all, they have a lot of talent. I think it’s going to be a team that’s going to be up to the task of meeting the objectives that we’ve set for ourselves. It’s going to be a nice adventure with them.

The fill article here: https://efprocycling.com/racing/our-tour-de-france-eight/

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25 e of the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta

2018. Trek - Segafredo

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14 e of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

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18 e of the second stage of the Tour de Suisse (Frauenfeld>Frauenfeld), of the first stage of the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (Albufeira>Lagos)

19 e of the third stage of the Renewi Tour (Aalter>Antwerpen)

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2021. Trek - Segafredo

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Carnage as 25-rider pile up forces Tour de France to stop stage 14

The crash has stopped the 14th Stage. Photo: Twitter

A sudden shower hit the Tour de France peloton in the mountains on Saturday causing a mass fall on a rain-slicked corner just 5km into stage 14 that forced organisers to temporarily halt the race.

There was utter carnage as the riders in the peloton were left strewn across the road and the hillside grass in a horrifying pileup.

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Intermarche Wanty rider Louis Meintjes, 13th overall, and Antonio Pedrero of Movistar were forced to pull out of the race as a result of the fall with the latter taken away in an ambulance.

Esteban Chaves had restarted the race but soon withdrew, becoming the third withdrawal on the stage.

Up to 25 riders fell and 50 were blocked with about a third of those who hit the tarmac at 50kph struggling to get back in the saddle.

In a statement posted to social media, Movistar confirmed: “Unfortunately, the 14th stage of @letour_es | #TDF2023 begins with the second retirement for the Movistar Team: @pedrero_antonio.“The Catalan, one of the most affected in a pileup, will not be able to reach Paris in his first ‘Grande Boucle’.

“We will keep you informed.”

Following the incident, ITV Cycling confirmed that “many riders” were receiving treatment.

Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui then reported that Louis Meintjes had also been forced to abandon the race.

She tweeted: “Louis Meintjes out now too. All the best to him.

“The race has to wait to have enough ambulances to restart so riders still waiting for the stage to restart.”

Meintjes’ team Intermarche-Circus-Wanty then confirmed the extent of his injuries.

They tweeted: “We are absolutely devastated to report that Louis Meintjes fractured his collarbone following a crash early in stage 14 and leaves the Tour de France.”

Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad claimed that Brit Tom Pidcock was also involved in the crash, but would be able to continue.

The race restarted 24 minutes after the fall.

Later in the race, Romain Bardet and James Shaw both also abandoned the stage after crashing on a descent early after the first climb of the day.

Bardet, the leader of the dsm-firmenich suffered a knee and an elbow injury but couldn’t continue after the crash.

He was 12th overall.

Shaw was also caught in the same incident and also withdrew.

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

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The Brits riding the 2023 Tour de France

There are seven British riders making their way to the Basque Country for this year’s Grand Départ

Words: India Paine

Photos: SWPix

Great Britain have had exceptional success in the past two decades at the Tour de France with the former Team Sky gang dominating the yellow jersey for most of the 2010s. Despite only a handful of riders each year making their way to France for the prestigious Grand Tour, Great Britain is the fifth highest winning country at the Tour. 

Bradley Wiggins was the first ever British rider to win the Tour title in 2012, before Chris Froome followed in Wiggins' footsteps, taking the title in 2013. This started a streak of Tour wins for GB, with Froome winning the title in 2015, 2016 and 2017, before Geraint Thomas took the title from his teammate in 2018. 

Thomas was the last Brit to win the Tour, but he also came within touching distance in 2019 when he finished second to his team-mate Egan Bernal and last year placed third behind Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar. However, the Welshman won’t be at this year’s Tour having just raced the Giro d’Italia in May, where he placed second with his Ineos Grenadiers team. 

Stage wins have also been a prominent feature of GB's success, with the likes of Simon Yates, Steve Cummings, and Tom Pidcock among those to have recently won at the Tour. But it's Mark Cavendish who is largely responsible for GB's success on that front, having taken an astonishing 34 stage wins so far in his career.

There's plenty to cheer about when it comes to the Brits at this year’s Tour de France too, so we've put together a list of all the British riders, their strengths, and how we can expect them to make their mark throughout the three weeks of racing. 

Mark Cavendish, Astana Qazaqstan 

Having announced his retirement at this year’s Giro d’Italia , this will be Mark Cavendish’s last Tour de France. But this year’s race provides a unique opportunity for the Manx rider to write his name in the history books, if successful. Currently on par with Eddy Merckx, if Cavendish can secure himself one last stage win, he’ll have won the most Tour stages in the race’s history. 

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Throughout the Giro, Cavendish came tantalisingly close to a stage win placing fourth, third and eighth. However, it was only on the final stage in Rome that he finally secured a victory, proving that he still has the winning fire within him. He’s only raced once since at the ZLM Tour in June, placing ninth in the GC. But his Astana team are putting everything into Cavendish’s potential record-breaking win and have brought former team-mate Mark Renshaw into the team as an advisor for his final tour. Renshaw was Cavendish’s lead-out man for nine seasons, and has joined Astana as sprint consultant. Can it be one last dance for the Manx missile?

Adam Yates, UAE Team Emirates

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Adam Yates has thrived in week-long stage races this year

Adam Yates is a very talented climber, and he proved this with his second place at the Critérium du Dauphiné this month, challenging Vingegaard for the title. He also achieved first place at the Tour de Romandie and third place at the UAE Tour at the start of the season. However, with two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar on his team, Yates will most probably be taking on the role as domestique for the Slovenian. 

He could be in contention for a stage victory however, if given the opportunity, something he is yet to achieve despite this being his seventh Tour appearance. While he is strong in the high mountains, he’ll have to tread carefully with the time trial as he hasn’t had a very consistent record against the clock. So far this year, he’s placed third and eighth in the TT stages and will need to produce the same results if he is looking to secure a respectable GC result.

Simon Yates, Jayco Alula

Both the Yates brothers will be on this year's start line, flying the British flag. But unlike his brother, Simon Yates will be taking the spotlight for his Jayco-Alula team as he aims for the GC. His best finishing position in the Tour was back in 2017, when he placed seventh, so he'll be hoping to have a better result this year. He has also secured two stage wins in the 2019 edition. 

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Yates last Tour appearance was in 2021, but he did not finish stage 13 (unlucky for some) and had to withdraw from the race.  Over the past five years, Yates has opted to race the Giro, but this year he has taken a different approach to Grand Tours this year, focusing more on training than racing. His last race was the Tour de Romandie in April, but he had to withdraw after stage one due to stomach problems. Before that, Yates came fourth in Paris-Nice and ninth in the Itzulia Basque Country. As we haven't seen the British rider in action since April, it's unclear what his current form is like and we will only know when he lines up for the Grand Départ in the Basque Country. 

Tom Pidcock, Ineos Grenadiers 

In his Tour de France debut, Tom Pidcock wowed cycling fans with his memorable win on the Alpe d'Huez as well as placing second in the youth classification. He'll be looking to develop this at this year's race, hunting down more stage wins to add to his palmarès. 

Pidcock is an exciting talent for not only the Ineos Grenadiers, but also for British fans. He continued to showcase his strength with a remarkable win at Strade Bianche in March and a second-place finish at Liège-Bastogne-Liège behind world champion Remco Evenepoel. In the lead-up to the Tour, Pidcock raced in the Tour de Suisse where he placed 22nd in the overall. The 23-year-old rider is a strong climber and excellent descender, so he'll make for exciting viewing. 

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Fred Wright, Bahrain-Victorious 

Newly crowned British road champion Fred Wright will be making his third appearance at the Tour de France this year for his Bahrain-Victorious team. Wright had an impressive ride last year, coming second on stage 13 after narrowly missing out on the win to Mads Pedersen and taking eighth in the individual time trial on the penultimate stage. With his first professional win under his belt, he'll have to confidence to put himself in the right place and go for glory. 

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Ben Turner, Ineos Grenadiers 

Ben Turner will be making his Tour de France debut for the Ineos Grenadiers, so he'll be working to help his team go for stage wins and potentially a GC result while gaining as much experience as possible. The 24-year-old hasn't had much luck this year with several DNF results, including at the Critérium du Dauphinè where he had an unfortunate crash during the individual time trial. He has not raced since then, missing the National Championships last week. The next time we will see Turner will be in Bilbao and this will tell us how he has recovered from the Dauphiné. 

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Ben Turner hasn't had the best start to the season with a number of DNFs, but he'll be looking to change his luck

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Shaw thing as James heads for Tour start line

Career high for Derbyshire cyclist who once thought he might have to quit the sport

  • 14:38, 27 JUN 2023

James Shaw in action in the time trial at the recent Criterium du Dauphine in France.

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James Shaw’s cycling career will reach a new high when he sets out on the Tour de France for the first time on Saturday. The former Heanor Clarion junior, now 27, is part of the eight-man squad selected by the Colorado-based EF Education-Easy Post team that he joined last year.

Shaw’s selection is all the more special as, four years ago, he feared his hopes of a prolonged professional career might be over when he was dropped by the Belgian Lotto Soudal team. An outstanding junior, he was picked up by Lotto Soudal as an under-23 and built a reputation for hard work in support of the team’s star riders. Despite doing exactly what they had asked of him in the role, he was dropped for not winning races and, with spaces on pro teams at a premium, he seriously considered giving up the sport.

However, a lifeline came from British semi-pro outfit Swift Carbon in 2019 and he has not looked back. His excitement at now getting a chance in the world’s greatest cycle race is therefore understandable.

“Who would have thought, eh? The Tour de France. What a bike race!” he said on the EF Education website. “The whole thing came about at the Dauphiné (a renowned French race, staged earlier this month) when I was riding better than I have ever ridden and it obviously didn’t go unnoticed.

“Our DS (team manger) Charly Wegelius pulled me over on the last day and he said, look, we’ll put you on the long list. We’ll send you home to prepare. Go home and get ready as if you are going to go and I thought, is he pulling my leg? So I was like, don’t build yourself up too much but I prepared as if I was going to go. I put everything into it, and then he rang me and said we’ll do it.

James Shaw competes in the breakaway during the 75th Criterium du Dauphine for Team EF Education-EasyPost earlier in June.

“I am a bit nervous. I am a bit scared. It is obvious from the guys who are going that I am there to be the best team-mate I can – we have a hell of a roster. “Starting on that start line is going to be incredible. Paris is something I have on my mind. I want to make it all the way but, along the way, I want to make sure I am doing the job I am going there to do, be there for the guys and knowing that I gave it everything.

“I am in the best shape I have ever been in. I think now is the moment, now is the time to do it as well, so I am super excited. I have this attitude in life that there are two people that you have got to make proud and they are the eight-year-old version of yourself and the 80-year-old version of yourself.

“As long as the eight-year-old version of you looks up to you at the minute and thinks yeah, that guy is who I want to be and the 80-year-old version of you looks back at you and says yeah, that is the person that I wanted to be, then it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks or feels. I think the eight-year-old version of James would be blown away right now.”

The 2023 Tour starts in Bilbao, Spain, on Saturday and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 23.

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Carnage as 25-rider pile up forces Tour de France to stop stage 14

A nightmare pile up has force Tour de France organisers to stop stage 14 after nearly the entire peloton was wiped out in disastrous scenes.

The crash has stopped the 14th Stage. Photo: Twitter

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A sudden shower hit the Tour de France peloton in the mountains on Saturday causing a mass fall on a rain-slicked corner just 5km into stage 14 that forced organisers to temporarily halt the race.

There was utter carnage as the riders in the peloton were left strewn across the road and the hillside grass in a horrifying pileup.

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Intermarche Wanty rider Louis Meintjes, 13th overall, and Antonio Pedrero of Movistar were forced to pull out of the race as a result of the fall with the latter taken away in an ambulance.

Esteban Chaves had restarted the race but soon withdrew, becoming the third withdrawal on the stage.

Up to 25 riders fell and 50 were blocked with about a third of those who hit the tarmac at 50kph struggling to get back in the saddle.

"Caída masiva obligó a parar la etapa 14 del Tour de Francia" Pedrero, Esteban Chaves y Meintjes abandonan la carrera, la lluvia hizo acto de presencia y, tras llevar menos de cinco kilómetros recorridos, "hubo una montonera y la carrera se paró".😱🥹🙏 https://t.co/RDXbBRubDz pic.twitter.com/Tj0tqCX3qM — âš¡Mazaâš¡ (@MazaCiclismo) July 15, 2023

The crash has stopped the 14th Stage. Photo: Twitter

In a statement posted to social media, Movistar confirmed: “Unfortunately, the 14th stage of @letour_es | #TDF2023 begins with the second retirement for the Movistar Team: @pedrero_antonio.“The Catalan, one of the most affected in a pileup, will not be able to reach Paris in his first ‘Grande Boucle’.

“We will keep you informed.”

Following the incident, ITV Cycling confirmed that “many riders” were receiving treatment.

Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui then reported that Louis Meintjes had also been forced to abandon the race.

She tweeted: “Louis Meintjes out now too. All the best to him.

“The race has to wait to have enough ambulances to restart so riders still waiting for the stage to restart.”

Meintjes’ team Intermarche-Circus-Wanty then confirmed the extent of his injuries.

They tweeted: “We are absolutely devastated to report that Louis Meintjes fractured his collarbone following a crash early in stage 14 and leaves the Tour de France.”

Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad claimed that Brit Tom Pidcock was also involved in the crash, but would be able to continue.

The race restarted 24 minutes after the fall.

Romain Bardet had to pull out of the Tour. Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

Later in the race, Romain Bardet and James Shaw both also abandoned the stage after crashing on a descent early after the first climb of the day.

Bardet, the leader of the dsm-firmenich suffered a knee and an elbow injury but couldn’t continue after the crash.

He was 12th overall.

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Shaw was also caught in the same incident and also withdrew.

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

The Tour de France starts this weekend and Australia’s only winner has explained why the chances of another Aussie victory may have to wait.

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Tour de France stage one LIVE: Bilbao to Bilbao

Updates as the 2023 Tour de France kicks off in the Basque Country

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One of the toughest opening stages in recent Tour history awaits the 176 riders in the peloton today.

Five categorised climbs and over 3000m of total elevation are on the menu as the race begins with a 182km loop in the Basque Country, starting and finishing in Bilbao. 

The expected finish time in Bilbao is between 17:15 - 17:42 CET (16:15 - 16:42 BST)

*A breakaway of five riders lead the Tour through the Basque Country as the peloton awaited a feisty finale. Lilian Calmejane (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X), Simon Guglielmi (Arkéa-Samsic), Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto Dstny), Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies) all broke away from the gun. 

Good morning and welcome to the live coverage of today's opening stage of the 2023 Tour de France.

One of the most hotly anticipated days of the cycling year is upon us. Who will win the first stage and don the first yellow jersey of the Tour de France?

Looking at today's stage profile, I think we can say that it won't be a sprinter. There's barely a metre of flat road. 

Tour de France 2023 stage 1 profile

Of course we already know that the 2023 Tour will be, in the words of the race director Christian Prudhomme, "one for the climbers."

Today is a stage where the key GC favourites - Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar chief among them - will have to be alert and on their guard. 

Speaking ahead of the race, defending champion Vingegaard said he expects his Slovenian rival to attack early on in the race. 

"When you have opportunities at the Tour you take it. Sometimes you need to hold your horses, but this year, with this first week, we’re going to see a lot of racing. The first or second stage is already a chance to take the yellow jersey" Tadej Pogačar

Despite that wrist injury that has seen him race just two days since April, Tadej Pogačar also recognises that there are real opportunities to be seized in the opening stages of this year's Tour. 

Twenty days would be a long time to defend the yellow jersey, mind... 

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Pello Bilbao in Bilbao

One of the favourites for today's stage, however, is ultimate local rider Pello Bilbao.

I mean, he's got the same name as the start and finish town AND he was born just down the road in Guernica, where the stage's intermediate sprint will be contested. 

Pello recently spoke to the media about his hopes for the stage

Tour de France 2023 stage one map

It's typical Basque weather in Bilbao today - damp and grey - and the riders will be on classic Basque roads. 

Here's the map for today's stage. Besides the ups and downs, there will be constant twists and turns along slick asphalt. It will make for a very nervy start in a very nervy bunch. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (182km to go):

The riders have lined up at the start line in Bilbao and are rolling, the 2023 Tour de France is officially underway! 

Just a 25 minute neutralised zone before the flag drops. 

Of course, this is not always without incident. Chris Froome crashed in the neutral kilometres on the first stage of the 2013 Tour. Things turned out alright for him that year, though. 

Thanks for joining us today, by the way. I'm Richard Abraham and I'll be kicking off CW's live coverage of this year's Tour. 

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And they're off!

Christian Prudhomme waves his flag from the top of the red Skoda and the attacks start to fly. 

It's just 14km to the top of the day's first categorised climb: the Côte de Laukiz (2.2km at 6.9%). 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (170km to go):

For all that anticipation, the break seems to have gone clear at the first opportunity. Five riders are 1:30 up the road, and here they are:

Lilian Calmejane (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X), Simon Guglielmi (Arkéa-Samsic), Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto Dstny), Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies). 

Jonas Gregaard leads the break over the first categorised climb of the day; this is shaping up to be a ding-dong battle between the breakaway riders to snap up the early points in the King of the Mountains classification and end the day in the polka-dot jersey 

Siguiendo los pasos de Gino y continuando con su legado, durante este @letourdefrance donaré a la asociación @basoaksos 1€ por cada corredor que se clasifique después de mi en cada etapa. El objetivo es comprar un terreno deforestado y replantarlo con especies locales. pic.twitter.com/bBtWNDZkRV June 30, 2023

Loads of fans out on the roadside, as you would expect. The Basque Country is a place that really loves and appreciates its bike racing. 

Earlier we mentioned local rider Pello Bilbao. He will be donating a 1€ for every rider he beats during the stages of this year's Tour to a reforestation project. 

The fundraising is a wonderful tribute to his late teammate Gino Mäder, who carried out a similar fundraising effort at the 2021 Vuelta a España. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (147km to go):

All the big players are staying vigilant at the front of the peloton as the break maintains its lead of around 1:25

Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers are present in numbers, with UAE tucked in behind them. 

Alpecin-Deceuninck have a rider up front in Silvan Dillier, just helping to keep things under control for Mathieu van der Poel. 

Then course there's Tim 'the Tractor' Declercq, the Soudal-QuickStep breakaway killer pulling the peloton along as he will be for much of the remaining three weeks. He's got Julian Alaphilippe to work for today. 

Pretty good nickname, the Tractor. 

Cycling has always been a great sport for nicknames. The Badger, the Professor, the Cobra, the Tashkent Terror, the Cricket, Spartacus, the Sheriff, the Cannibal, Old Leatherhead, the Pirate... the list goes on. 

Julio Jimenéz, aka the Watchmaker of Ávila, has always been a personal fave.

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Tour de France 2023 stage one (130km to go):

The ikurrina flags of the Basque Country fluttering as the breakaway passes through. A relatively calm opening to the stage so far - about 10km to go before the next categorised climb of the day, the Côte de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (3.5km at 7.6%). 

Two more KoM points on offer at the top to the first over the top. 

Nice to see the British national champion's jersey on the shoulders of Fred Wright at this year's Tour.

Fred is one of seven Brits in this year's race, along with Adam Yates, Simon Yates, Ben Turner, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish and James Shaw. 

Shaw, 27, is making his Tour debut this year after a great ride at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June. It's been a long and winding road for the EF Education-EasyPost rider. 

He spoke to CW 's Tom Thewlis ahead of the race, saying that he came back from the Dauphiné "in the best shape I’ve ever been in." 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (114km to go):

Pascal Eenkhoorn mops up the two points on the Côte de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Gruppo compatto in the peloton behind.

I get the feeling that the big guns are keeping their powder dry for the big finale of this stage. All this constant climbing will all add up and nobody wants any early efforts to come back to haunt them. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (100km to go):

The five-man break is still at 1:30 as we approach the intermediate sprint at Guernica. 

You know what? I think I'll put the Basque Country on my list of places to visit. It looks fantastic. 

Jai Hindley at the official teams presentation of the 2023 Tour de France in Bilbao

Beyond Pogačar and Vingegaard, who else should we look out for today in the fight for the yellow jersey? 

Take a look at CW's form guide to the overall favourites at this year's Tour de France . 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (93km to go):

After picking up some KoM points, Pascal Eenkhoorn grinds out the maximum points in the intermediate sprint in Guernica from the breakaway. 

A surprising number of riders in the peloton are interested in the sprint behind - Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) all look to have enjoyed stretching their legs. Mark Cavendish up there too. 

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One rider who definitely wasn't interested in the intermediate sprint was Wout Van Aert. His eyes are very much on the stage win - and yesterday he set a new Strava KoM on the final climb, the Pike Bidea (or Côte de Pike in Tour speak). 

Coming with 9.6km to go, this is what will no doubt decide who battles for the stage. As ever, the profile only tells half the story. Some of the hairpins are much steeper than 15%... 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (82km to go):

The first sign that nerves and fatigue are building in the peloton as Torstein Træen (Uno-X) comes to grief in a little tumble. He's back up and riding. 

Didi the devil

Tour de France 2023 stage one (67km to go):

The happy sight of Didi the Devil cavorting around in his red onesie greets the riders as then enter the last two hours of racing. 

The peloton has been winding in the breakaway as more teams move to the front and assemble in support of their protected riders. Groupama-FDJ and Jayco-AlUla are the latest to take their places. 

The gap is now hovering at around 25 seconds. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (57km to go):

The next 15 kilometres are going to be crucial ones for the peloton as riders and teams start to fight for position going into the finale. Three categorised climbs pepper the last 45km, with very little let up between them. 

The breakaway is holding off the peloton at 23 seconds while Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Qazaqstan) is a minute further back following a bike change. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (54km to go):

It's been a very calm start to the Tour de France so far, particularly when one considers the usual tension and crashes that have characterised the opening stages in years gone by. Who can forget Omi-Opi in 2021... 

With that in mind, it would be no surprise to see the riders hit warp speed once these last climbs come into view. It should be a fast and furious final hour. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (50km to go):

If the honours of winning the stage aren't enough, there are bonus seconds on offer on the final climb and again at the finish. 

10, 6 and 4 seconds go to the top three on the stage, with an additional 8, 5 and 2 up for grabs for the first three over the final climb. 

The peloton has made the catch and the breakaway is absorbed on the flat roads leading into the final trio of climbs. 

So... stop watching the cricket and turn your attention to the Tour de France. Who will make the next move? 

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Big crowds on the final climb! 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (43km to go):

The bunch is really starting to string out now as the pace at the front intensifies. EF Education-EasyPost riders James Shaw and Magnus Cort move to the front. Biniam Grmay (Intermarché) is well placed. UAE Team Emirates also move up en masse in a show of strength. 

At the other end, the likely names are beginning to drop back, including Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (40km to go):

The teams are executing a policy of mutually assured aggression at the moment; riding hard at the front because everybody else is riding hard at the front. Bit by bit, the pace seems to ramp up and the effort begins to appear on the riders' faces. 

That's the first of the final three climbs done with; 10km and they start climbing the second category Côte de Vivero. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (31km to go):

The cream is rising to the top as we approach the penultimate climb. We catch a glimpse of Mathieu van der Poel for the first time today; they're racing this like the end of a one-day Classic. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (29km to go):

Tadej Pogačar sends his UAE Team Emirates domestique Mikkel Bjerg to the front and the Dane sets an infernal pace. His objective must surely be to put the heavier riders under pressure and at the moment, it seems to be working. The peloton is stretched out in one long line but Jonas Vingegaard has Dylan van Baarle and Wout Van Aert for company. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (27km to go):

Now it's Jumbo-Visma's turn to play. An ominous cohort of yellow and black jerseys coalesces around Jonas Vingegaard at the front of the bunch while the inscrutable Dylan van Baarle (in the red, white and blue of Dutch national champion) leads them on. 

Mikkel Bjerg, by the way, is done for the day. Also out the back: Biniam Grmay and Pello Bilbao, along with many others. 

Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) nabs the five points at the top of the climb, which more or less guarantees him the polka dot jersey at the end of the day. Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) was a cool customer in his wheel but couldn't kick hard enough to get around the American. 

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All hands on deck on stage one of the 2023 Tour

Tour de France 2023 stage one (20km to go):

Oh no! A crash on the fast descent sends Enric Mas (Movistar) and Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) to the deck. 

Both are up and moving but it's not looking good for either of them in terms of continuing in the race. That would be a big blow for those two teams to lose their GC riders so early. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (16km to go):

This is the Tour de France first stage we have come to expect. It's stressful, it's messy, there is confusion and there are crashes. 

Jumbo-Visma is still in control as the peloton approaches this last climb. The cameras cut back to a dejected Enric Mas, who surely knows his GC ambitions - and quite likely his race, going by his expression - are over before they even began. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (12km to go):

Full-on lead-out manoeuvres for Jumbo-Visma into the final climb and the Dutch team are burning through their domestiques. Meanwhile UAE rider Felix Grossschartner has ridden so hard that he has dropped his team leader Tadej Pogačar along with the rest of the peloton. Your move, Jumbo. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (10km to go):

A brief attack from Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) comes to nought as Adam Yates leads the favourites up the brutally steep Côte de Pike. He has dragged three other riders clear - Pogačar, Vingegaard and one rider from Cofidis - on the steepest part of the climb. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (9km to go):

It's Victor Lafay who is the Cofidis rider, he's having the ride of his life. He has just Pogačar and Vingegaard for company. 

Over the top it's a handful of seconds that separate the splinters of the lead group, which may well coalesce before the finish.  

Tour de France 2023 stage one (8km to go):

Well well, that answered that question: it was a GC race after all.

Now it's the two Yates twins - Adam and Simon - who are together off the front!

Tour de France 2023 stage one (6km to go):

A fascinating early show of form so early on in the Tour. Jumbo-Visma - including Wout Van Aert - are working hard to drag back the Yates brothers. They have a handful of seconds. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (4km to go):

It's all in now for Adam and Simon Yates; how will this effort leave them for the little rise to the line with one kilometre to go? 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (3km to go):

It's game over for Van der Poel, Alaphilippe, Pidcock and many of the pre-stage favourites. They sit in a group 45 seconds back. 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (2km to go):

The Yates brothers are working well together and they still have 16 seconds on the Jumbo led chase. Can they hold on!? They might just do this, you know... 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (1km to go):

Under the flamme rouge and the Yates brothers have 20 seconds!

I think they have this... do they start playing games?!

Tour de France 2023 stage one (500m to go):

The champagne bottles are being shaken up in Lancashire. Simon just starts to drop back from Adam... 

Tour de France 2023 stage one (100m to go):

They're dancing in the streets of Bury! 

Adam Yates wins stage one of the 2023 Tour de France! 

His brother Simon just dropped back with a few hundred metres to go. Tadej Pogačar leads the chasing bunch for third place. 

UAE talked up Adam Yates as co-leader of the team before the start of the race, and on today's evidence the Brit is in fine form. 

I wonder what conversations (if any) went on between Adam and Simon inside the final few kilometres. It looked like a fair fight to the line and Simon just didn't have the legs. 

What an astonishing opening to this year's Tour...

Tadej Pogačar meanwhile crossed the line like he had won the stage. With third place, he took four seconds on Jonas Vingegaard and made a serious statement that he is going pretty well himself. 

Speaking to organisers at the finish line, Adam Yates is very much downplaying his position as co-leader and insisting he will remain a support rider for Tadej Pogačar. 

It's the dream scenario for UAE Team Emirates, who perhaps weren't as visible as Jumbo-Visma across the day but who had the right riders in the right places at the right moments. 

Here's the top ten on the stage 

1. Adam Yates in 4-22-49

2. Simon Yates +4 seconds

3. Tadej Pogačar +12 seconds

4. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

5. Michael Woods (Israel-PremierTech)

6. Victor Lafay (Cofidis)

7. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe)

8. Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek)

9. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)

10. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) all same time 

Adam Yates speaking to ITV4 at the finish:

"Being in the yellow jersey is no problem. It's an honour and a privilege to have yellow. Over the next few weeks I'm gonna help Tadej try to win, he's shown he's the best win the world over the last couple of years in all disciplines and we're gonna fight for every second." 

And here's the GC after the opening stage, with those bonus seconds taken into account: 

1. Adam Yates in 4-22-39

2. Simon Yates +8 seconds

3. Tadej Pogačar +18 seconds

4. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +22 seconds 

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The moment Adam Yates crossed the line

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A touching moment between the twin brothers after a fantastic finale

That's a wrap from me for today. Thanks for joining us on the first stage of the 2023 Tour de France. 

If what we watched today is anything to go by, we are in for a fantastic three weeks. 

You can read the full report from today's stage and stay tuned to the CW website for the latest news and reaction from our team on the ground at the race. 

Cheers for following us, hope to see you again tomorrow! 

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Tour de France: Pogacar win stage six as Vingegaard takes yellow – as it happened

A stunning attack gave Tadej Pogacar the stage win over Jonas Vingegaard, but the Dane took the yellow jersey from Jai Hindley

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UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win stage 6.

Neilson Powless takes the points atop Col d’Aspin!

The American moves back to the top of the King of the Mountains standings, taking the virtual polka dot jersey from Felix Gall. Powless looked pretty comfortable there, and wasn’t challenged on the line. The 26-year-old openly stated this morning he was hunting for KOM points and maybe even a stage win today.

I felt pretty good yesterday. I was just riding the wrong wave and missed the move. Today, I want to at least stay in the game a little bit. It depends. Felix Gall is a super strong climber, so it’ll be hard to take it off his shoulders. Today’s a really good opportunity for points but also a stage win.

77km to go: The leading pack is now down to 14 riders, with Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) one of the riders dropping back. That’s six that have been lost since the initial breakaway.

78km to go: Wout van Aert is leading the breakaway, who are just 1km from the top of Col d’Aspin. Oddly, his Jumbo-Visma teammates are also leading the peleton, and Christophe Laporte and co have really stepped up the pace, the peleton is now just three minutes back. Why are Van Aert’s own team-mates chasing him?

80km to go: The leaders are around 4km away from the summit. This is the 76th time the Tour has climbed to Col d’Aspin, and Julian Alaphilippe, who is in the breakaway, will be looking for a repeat of 2018, when he was first to the top.

82km to go: The leading group, 19 riders strong, has retained their lead of 3min23secs over the peloton. Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroen) has dropped from the leaders, he’s half-way back to the peloton and would do well to preserve his energy and wait for them.

As you can see from the graphic , this is far from today’s biggest climb, but at 12km long, it is particularly nasty in the second half. It has an average 6.6% gradient but that goes up to around 9% at some points.

Just a reminder of where we are in the stage . We’re approaching the half-way point to Cauterets at the bottom of the Col d’Aspin.

Hello everyone . What a fascinating race we have here. Let’s dive in.

A spectator looks out from a window in the town of Tournay as yellow jersey holder Jai Hindley cycles past during the 6th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 145 km between Tarbes and Cauterets-Cambasque, in the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France.

87.5km to go: OK, as we hit the foot of the Col d’Aspin, a 12km 6.5%-gradient challenge, with the peloton now 3:24 back, it’s time for me to hand over to Michael Butler for the business end of the stage. Enjoy!

That Intermediate sprint result in full:

1. Bryan Coquard, 20 pts 2. Wout van Aert, 17 pts 3. Mathieu van der Poel, 15 pts 4. Jonas Gregaard, 13 pts 5. Anthony Perez, 11 pts 6. Oliver Naesen, 10 pts 7. Matteo Trentin, 9 pts 8. Neilson Powless, 8 pts 9. Nikias Arndt, 7 pts 10. Michal Kwiatkowski, 6 pts 11. Matîs Louvel, 5 pts 12. James Shaw, 4 pts 13. Gorka Izagirre, 3 pts 14. Chris Juul Jensen, 2 pts 15. Krists Neilands, 1 pt

93km to go: The riders regroup, with the gap from lead group to peloton remaining around 3:10.

Bryan Coquard wins the intermediate sprint

The intermediate sprint at Sarrancolin approaches, prompting a little break. Coquard is prominent and prioritising this, and puts himself on the wheel of the leaders, and then Van Aert comes on to his wheel, greedy for points, but Coquard gets clear and takes the 20 points with ease, followed by Van Aert and Van de Poel.

99km to go: Under 100km remaining now, with most still holding their positions, the peloton three minutes behind the 15-strong leading group. But shunted out of the back of the peloton are Mark Cavendish, his Astana teammate Giani Moscon, Stefan Kung and Rui Costa

106km to go: So, a bit of calm before the next (possibly actual) storm, though the weather looks set fair at the minute, the next climb being the Col d’Aspin. The gap between lead group and peloton is now 3:05. At what point will this big front group fragment?

Powless takes two KOTM points

113 km to go: Nielsen Powless is ushered through courteously by his EF Education teammate James Shaw to take the first two King of the Mountains points of the day, moving his total on to 20, with Kasper Asgreen crossing the line behind him to take one.

117.5km to go: We’re on our first climb of the day at the 602m Côte de Capvern-les-Bains. The lead group, led by Alaphilippe, Asgreen and Van Aert, are 2:47 ahead of the pack, which is being led by yellow jersey man Jai Hindley’s Bora-Hansgrohe team.

Yellow jersey holder Jai Hindley sits behind his Bora-Hansgrohe teammates during the 6th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 145 km between Tarbes and Cauterets-Cambasque, in the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France.

120km to go: The chasing pack have caught the lead group, giving us 20 riders up top. We’ve yet to hit the mountainous parts of the stage yet and are ambling through pleasant countryside flecked with landmarks such as the Abbaye de L’Escaladieu.

The gap between front and peloton is now up to around 2:50.

126.5km to go: That chasing group in full, 35 seconds off the frontrunners – Nielson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost), Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-QuickStep), Oliver Naesen (AG2R-Citroen), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Ruben Guerreiro (Movistar).

And the full lineup of the lead group is: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates), Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), James Shaw (EF Education-EasyPost), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep), Nikias Arndt (Intermarche-Circus-Wanty), Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroen), Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Krists Neilands (Israel-PremierTech), Chris Juul-Jensen (Jayco-AlUla), Matis Louvel (Arkea-Samsic), Tobias Johanssen and Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X).

“Yesterday’s stage was a corker,” roars William Preston, “and there’s loads more to come. When right from the off people get a stomp on it’s a great sign of things to come. Another day in the mountains offers superb opportunities for thrilling heroics for those wanting a super day out, and this is a brilliant stage for it.”

130km to go: With the peloton lagging, a pursuing group has forged ahead of them, led by the polka dot jersey hopeful Neilson Powless of EF Education-EasyPost. The chasing pack is 45 seconds behind the front riders, with the peloton 2 mins 16sec behind.

135km to go: some more details of the breakaway group for you. It includes Van Aert, Shaw, Alaphilippe, Arndt, Cosnefroy, Coquard, Izagirre, Juul-Jensen, Johanssen, Gregaard, Martínez, Trentin and Van der Poel.

137km to go: The peloton responds to that early break, clawing it back to an eight-second gap with the 15 or so-strong breakout group, who then respond to stretch it out to 12. Alaphilippe calling the shots, and UAE Team Emirates have managed to grab a place in that leading group, Matteo Trentin joining them. Also among them are Van de Poel and Jensen.

Soudal-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe (right) leads a group of cyclists shortly after the start of the 6th stage of the Tour de France 2023, a 144,9km race from Tarbes to Cauterets-Cambasque.

143km to go: And we’ve some early aggression to savour, as Van Aert and Alaphilippe lead an immediate breakaway of around half a dozen from the off. A statement from Jumbo-Visma there, and a headache for UAE Team Emirates already.

145km to go : Racing is go!

The départ réel is off and they’re freewheelin’ through the streets of Tarbes. Buckle up …

Some chat with Tadej Pogacar on Eurosport. Asked where things have gone awry so far, he replies: “Maybe small details – a little bit of everything. The shape is here but I think the next days I can be even better. Jonas was super strong yesterday. I think he would have made a gap anyway. We’ll see the next days if I can respond. I’m good.”

King of the Mountains standings:

Early doors yet, of course, but here’s the polka dot jersey situation:

1 Felix Gall, 28pts; 2 Giulio Ciccone, 19; 3 Jai Hindley, 18; =3 Neilson Powless, 18; 5 Dani Martinez, 15.

Felix Gall leads the KOM classification with 28 points. Giulio Ciccone follows with 19 points. Jai Hindley and Neilson Powless have 18. Dani Martinez, 5th with 15 points,

This is the 13th time Tarbes has hosted the start of a Tour stage. The last tome was 2019, a stage that finished on top of the Tourmalet, Thibaut Pinot took that one – perhaps surprisingly, Pinot’s last Tour stage win.

An email: “Every year I play the fantasy Tour game,” writes James Davison, “and apply the same formula – a top GC, good sprinter or two, swap a few decent climbers mid race and fill up the rest of the team with riders with interesting names. I always pick Tony Gallopin, or Gallopin’ Tony as I probably rather patronisingly call him. He’s riding for Trek this year, and has been around for ages. Here’s the thing, I cannot ever remember his name ever being mentioned in any commentary, being in any breakaway or making any impact on any stage? Does he actually exist? You watch though, he’ll no doubt win today’s stage by five minutes after a 100km solo break.”

You read it here first. For info, Gallopin is nestled in 43rd in the GC standings.

Weather news: it’s a hot day in Tarbes, around 25 degrees C, though there is a possibility of rain in the region later in the afternoon, and a risk of thunderstorms on the Tourmalet. Eek.

Morning/afternoon everyone . Well yesterday’s initially torpid, ultimately dramatic action certainly shook things up, with Jai Hindley romping into the yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegaard making decisive moves and Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Emirates teammate Adam Yates left with plenty to think about. Nestled ominously in second, the Dane already looks well placed to retain his tour title. But Hindley has shown enough to suggest he might stick with him all the way.

But there’s a long way to go yet and today’s stage in the Pyrenees – with the formidable Col du Tourmalet its highest point – is a proper climbers’ assignment and as well as seeing how Pogacar and Yates respond, we could also see strong showings from pure climbers such as Giulio Ciccone, who sits third in the overall standings, Ben O’Connor or Krists Neilands. There’s plenty to look out for, with the neutralised start at 12.10 BST and the “live” race getting going 15 minutes later.

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As it happened: Late crash sees chaotic sprint and new yellow jersey on Tour de France stage 3

Biniam Girmay claims stage honours in Turin

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TORINO ITALY JULY 01 Biniam Girmay of Eritrea and Team Intermarche Wanty celebrates at podium as stage winner during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Torino Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

A full report, results and pictures from today's stage are available here .

Richard Carapaz takes an historic first yellow jersey for Ecuador. "It's a dream for me because of all the respect I have for the Tour to wear yellow at the best race in the world," he said. Read the full story here .

Mark Cavendish's prospects of a 35th Tour stage win were ruined by the late chaos here, though the Manxman was reliefed to have avoided going down in the crash. Stephen Farrand was at the Astana bus after the stage and he reported on the scene .

TORINO ITALY JULY 01 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Astana Qazaqstan Team competes during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Torino Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel, meanwhile, suffered not one but two punctures in the finale, which prevented him from serving as Jasper Philipsen's lead-out man - though Philipsen was himself disrupted by the crash that split the bunch 2.4km from home.

Remco Evenepoel shrugged off any disappointment at missing out on yellow. “I wanted to come in at my ease - well, figuratively speaking – and that was a success. The mission of the day was a success,” he told Sporza. " I didn't think about yellow. I'm here without injuries and hopefully it will stay that way. Others have fallen seriously and that's not nice to see."

Tomorrow’s stage over the Galibier will be an early test of his credentials. “It’s important, but not the most important day of the Tour. It will not be the most difficult stage. There may be differences, but not the biggest differences. We have to be ready for war and then we will see what can come of it."

Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X Mobility) remains in the green jersey, 10 points clear of Girmay, and the Norwegian also retains the king of the mountains jersey, 13 points up on Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Remco Evenepoel retains the white jersey, while Movistar lead the teams classification.

Remco Evenepoel was the man expected to take yellow from Pogacar, but the Belgian was held up by the late crash. "Yes, it's a surprise for us," Carapaz says. "We thought it would be difficult, but today I felt good and think it was worth the risk. I had to play for it and had to try to go for it. The team has done incredible work until the end. I'm really happy."

Pogacar, of course, might take the jersey back tomorrow, when the Tour climbs the Galibier en route to Valloire. "Tomorrow will be a big day," says Carapaz. "It will be complicated. I'm going to try and give everything. I'm going to try and enjoy every single moment in the yellow jersey."

TORINO ITALY JULY 01 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team EF Education EasyPost kisses the Yellow Leader Jersey at podium during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Torino Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Richard Carapaz, meanwhile, is the first Ecuadorian rider to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour. 

Dylan Groenewegen was frustrated after his 5th place: “There wasn’t enough space to launch my sprint, so that’s a big disappointment because I had a feeling that I had really good legs, and there was more possible, but that’s sprinting.”

Mark Cavendish didn't come down but he lost some positions and momentum due to the crash. "I wasn’t the only one," he said. "I was just looking to stay up. I’m too little to see what’s going on but I could hear it. Someone skidded and I was just waiting for someone to hit from behind. Luckily they didn’t and we kind of got through, but we were way off it and with 2.5km to go we were out of it. I don’t think anybody was seriously hurt and that’s the main thing."

The Manxman had words of congratulations for Girmay's historic victory: "That’s just massive. Cycling is massive in Eritrea. It’s super good for him and for African cycling. He’s a legend, isn’t he?"

Jasper Philipsen and Mark Cavendish, meanwhile, were among the sprinters to miss out on the bunch finale due to that late crash.

Girmay's victory is all the more remarkable given that both his promising Classics campaign and his Giro d'Italia were ended prematurely by heavy crashes . The Eritrean had started this season very well, mind, after a difficult 2023, and he was quickly drafted into Intermarche's Tour plans. In years past, Intermarche had been unable to secure visas for riders and support staff to train with Girmay in Eritrea, governed by the totalitarian dicatorship Isaias Afwerki, one of the world's most repressive regimes. This year, Rein Taaramae, who regularly trains in Rwanda, managed to enter Eritrea to provide Girmay with a training partner operating at something approaching his level, and sports director Aike Visbeek was hopeful that change would pay dividends . 

Girmay fights back the tears as the magnitude of his victory hits home. He is the first Black African to win a stage of the Tour, another first after his victories at Gent-Wevelgem and the Giro d'Italia in 2022. Girmay's victory comes 74 years after Marcel Molinès - riding for the North African selection - became the first-ever African-born stage winner in Nîmes in 1950. 

Biniam Girmay on his victory: "Ever since I started cycling, I’ve always been dreaming to be part of the Tour de France - but now, I can’t believe it, to win the Tour de France in my second year in a big bunch sprint, for me it is unbelievable.

"I just want to thank my family, my wife, all the Eritreans, and Africans, we must be proud, now we are really part of the big races, now it’s our moment, our time. I just want to say congrats to all my whole team, because we didn’t have a victory yet [in the Tour de France]. But now is our moment, I’m super-happy. This win is for all Africans, congrats, I’m just super happy today.”

Girmay was back in 10th wheel when the sprint started, and it wasn't clear if Intermarche were thinking more of Gerben Thijssen for the sprint, but the Eritrean moved up in the closing metres and then smartly chose to make his sprint down the right-hand side, between Pedersen and the barriers. De Lie found himself behind a slowing Pedersen. He tried to go right around Pedersen and Girmay, but there wasn't much room, and his effort served largely to impede Groenewegen. A messy sprint, in other words, but a most worthy winner, as Biniam Girmay becomes the first Eritrean Tour stage winner.

General classification after stage 3

1          Richard Carapaz (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost        15:21:41

2          Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates

3          Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-QuickStep

4          Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Visma-Lease a Bike

5          Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM-Firmenich-PostNL          0:00:06

6          Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain Victorious           0:00:21

7          Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis

8          Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers

9          Jai Hindley (Aus) Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe

10        Aleksandr Vlasov Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe

1          Biniam Girmay (Eri) Intermarché-Wanty      05:26:48

2          Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar

3          Arnaud De Lie (Bel) Lotto-Dstny

4          Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek

5          Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jayco-Alula

6          Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious

7          Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) DSM-Firmenich-PostNL

8          Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana-Qazaqstan

9          Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon-AG2R

10        Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis

Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) is the new yellow jersey of the Tour de France.

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It appears they were - Pogacar and Evenepoel roll home together in the second group, and I think that might well put Carapaz in yellow. Jonas Vingegaard comes home in the third group. The crash was deep inside the final 5km, so this has no impact on their overall times, but their positions on the stage will determine the yellow jersey.

Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) was 14th on the stage and that might - might - be enough to put him in the yellow jersey. It all depends on where Pogacar and Evenepoel finished, but they might have been held up by the late crash.

Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) is fourth, ahead of Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-Alula). 

Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) was second ahead of Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny).

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) wins stage 3 of the Tour de France.

Pedersen opens his effort but Biniam Girmay and Fernando Gaviria go with him...

Decathlon open the sprint for Sam Bennett, but Mads Pedersen still has Lidl-Trek support...

Intermarche-Wanty lead a reduced bunch into the final kilometre. Sam Bennett is also very well placed....

There's no relenting out in front, but the bunch looks to have split due to that incident. It's not clear if all the sprinters are in the front group

A crash in the peloton and a number of riders have gone down, including several from Israel Premier Tech...

Van der Poel sits up, realising that he won't make it back to play a part in the lead-out. Out in front, it's Lotto dictating terms for De Lie.

Alberto Bettiol hits the front for EF and Marijn van den Berg. Lotto are up there too for Arnaud De Lie.

Pogacar and the GC men have conceded the front to the sprinters' teams now that we're into the final 5km. Lidl-Trek, DSM and Arkea are all contesting the leading positions.

Van der Poel has 45 seconds to make up, he surely won't make it. DSM take up the reins on the front of the bunch for Fabio Jakobsen.

Mathieu van der Poel also a problem. It's not clear if he went down, but at the very least, he's had to stop for a bike change, and that's a huge blow to Jasper Philipsen. Although Van der Poel is chasing back on, it's hard to imagine the world champion will be able to play a role in the lead-out.

Visma-Lease a Bike lead through the next roundabout, and this has strung the bunch out a little bit. At the back of the bunch, Bruno Armirail (Decathlon-AG2R) crashes but the Frenchman is quickly back on his bike.

The peloton is still spread across the road with 8km to go, but the speed is over 55kph, so it's faster than it looks...

Lidl-Trek have a solid group up here for Mads Pedersen, who highlighted his speed by winning the intermediate sprint. The race passes through Stupinigi, the Savoy hunting lodge that hosted the start of stage 2 of the 2021 Giro.

Into the final 10km for the peloton, where UAE and Visma remain represented in numbers at the front, with the sprinters' squads a few places behind them. The usual 3km zone is a 5km zone today, incidentally, so we can expect Pogacar and Vingegaard to drift backwards once they're through that point.

A crash for Casper Pedersen (Soudal-QuickStep) who appeared to touch a wheel when the bunch merged after a roundabout. Pedersen went down alone. He slid along the road and looks to have picked up a lot of cuts and bruises. He sits on the road for some time to be assessed, but now he's back on his feet and it looks like the Dane will remount and complete the stage.

Pogacar is tucked in third wheel behind a pair of his UAE teammates on the left-hand side of the road. Ineos are also present in numbers towards the front, together with Visma and Intermarche.

The sun is out again, so it looks as like the rain will hold off. In the distance, the peloton will be able to make out the hills circling Turin, including the evocative sight of the basilica atop Superga.

The peloton is bunched tightly as it hurtles along at 53kph on the run-in to Turin. The wide roads mean there hasn't been too much jostling for position just yet, but expect that to change the closer we get to the finish...

Into the final 20km for the bunch, which has been separating and reforming relatively seamlessly through a succession of roundabouts. Delegations from UAE and Visma are bunched on the left-hand side of the road.

The roads are wide on this run-in and the bunch is spread across the full width of the road for now, with Pogacar surrounded by a phalanx of UAE teammates.

The race has passed through Carmagnola, home of Gianluigi Lentini, who was the most expensive footballer in the world when he left Torino for AC Milan in the summer of 1992. The Tour marks the apex of cycling's transfer rumour season, incidentally, before the window opens on August 1, allowing teams to make formal announcements about their new signings. Meanwhile, it's gruppo compatto on the road to Turin.

Grellier is caught by the peloton, where Tim Declercq is winding up the pace. His former teammate Remco Evenepoel is sitting at the back. It's not clear if he had a mechanical issue, but he looks comfortable as he starts to move up through the field again.

Alpecin-Deceuninck, Lidl-Trek and Jayco-Alula lead the peloton, which is hovering 10 seconds behind the lone escapee Fabien Grellier.

Grellier continues to linger just ahead of the bunch, his attack guttering but not yet snuffed out. The skies are darkening again overhead, but the peloton might just make it to Turin before the heavens open.

As the bunch closes to within five seconds of Grellier, the host broadcaster breaks away from live pictures to offer a slow-motion montage of the peloton's leading sprinters - some of them waving shyly into the camera, like Arnaud Demare, others studiously ignoring it. 

The bunch is closing in on Grellier. In the absence of any other alternative, the Frenchman will likely end up on the podium as the day's most combative rider for this attack.

A warning from the UAE Team Emirates team car about the wind and the exposed roads - though echelons are a relative rarity in Italian racing, as Alasdair Fotheringham outlined during the Giro d'Italia . 

Grellier's advantage is beginning to melt rapidly, with the gap dropping to 20 seconds. The threatened rain hasn't materialised, incidentally, and there are blue skies ahead for the peloton.

The indefatigable Silvan Dillier leads the peloton over the climb, and they are beginning to whittle seconds off Grellier's advantage. It's hard to see anything other than a bunch sprint in Turin - but that doesn't preclude a change of yellow jersey, given that Evenepoel could inherit the tunic from Pogacar if he finishes two places ahead of the Slovenian in the bunch. 

Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies) is first to the top of the climb to Sommariva Perno, and the Frenchman has a lead of 50 seconds over the peloton.

This will be the second Grand Tour stage to finish in Turin this year, after the breathless opener to the Giro d'Italia in May. On that occasion, on an already hilly day, RCS Sport slotted in the late climb to San Vito to ensure it wouldn't be a reduced group sprint, with Jhonatan Narvaez taking the win ahead of Tadej Pogacar .  There are no such late wrinkles on the profile here. This is the day's final climb and Grellier will crest the summit with a little over 49km still to race.

Jan Tratnik moves up towards the head of the peloton for Visma-Lease a Bike, while a delegation from Ineos is also moving into position. 

Alpecin-Deceuninck, Jayco-Alula and Lidl-Trek lead the peloton, 48 seconds behind Grellier. The Frenchman has begun the 3km climb to Sommariva Perno (average gradient 4.6%), and he should at the very least pick up a king of the mountains point for his troubles.

Fabien Grellier continues to stretch out his advantage, pushing it out to 48 seconds. The Frenchman won't win the stage, but he might help to ensure it finishes before France kick off against Belgium in Euro 2024 at 6pm CET...  

The race passes over the Tanaro river as it exits Alba. Grellier presses on alone, 35 seconds clear of the peloton.

Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies)

Peloton at 0:35

Grellier might have preferred some company, but the Frenchman will press on and might even pick up the very low-hanging fruit of the prize for the day's most combative rider.

An attack! Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies) escapes from the bunch on the approach to Alba, and the Frenchman opens a 15-second buffer over the peloton.

The race is descending towards Alba, the heart of the Langhe, famed for Beppe Fenoglio, Ferrero chocolate and truffles. A culinary and wine capital, Alba is also the birthplace of the slow food movement. Today it's going to witness a relatively slow bike race, with the bunch still tightly grouped.

PIACENZA ITALY JULY 01 Dylan Groenewegen of Netherlands and Team Jayco AlUla meets the media press prior to the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Piacenza Italy Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images

The GC teams have massed towards the front, but the pace is still relatively calm. Lidl-Trek directeur sportif Steven de Jongh's radio announcement sums up the situation neatly: "GC teams are nervous and they blocked the road so you cannot do the pulling anymore."

Sobrero hails from nearby Montelupo Albese, where his father Giorgio is a winemaker, producing Dolcetto d'Alba and Barbera d'Alba. In other words, he is used to quaffing on something altogether more palatable than his new sponsor's produce...

This climb of Barbaresco is tackled at a faster clip that the ascent to Tortona earlier. Local favourite Matteo Sobrero (Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) owns most of the Strava KoMs in this neck of the woods, and he decides to take the summit here as a point of pride, beating Jonas Abrahamsen to the top. 

The bunch swings onto the climb to Barbaresco (1.5km at 6.5%). It's just a small taste of the kind of climbs that are on offer in this area. It's a great shame, in fact, that Gran Piemonte has never since reproduced the Langhe-centric route it offered in August 2020, when George Bennett won a spectacular edition of the race in Barolo .

The bunch swoops between the red-tiled roofs of Neive en route to the foot of the short climb towards Barbaresco. 

It's still very relaxed in the peloton, with Wout van Aert and Jasper Stuyven locked in conversation. They'll be teammates at the Paris 2024 Olympics in the Belgian quartet, along with Tiesj Benoot and Remco Evenepoel. Meanwhile, the television coverage offers a snippet from Visma's race radio, with Grischa Niermann gently warning his riders to stay vigilant: "Maybe a moment to wake up a little bit and get a little more into the race."

It's five miles or so to the day's second climb, through the vineyards of Barbaresco. The Langhe is very probably the best wine country in the world, with Barolo, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo d’Alba and Dolcetto among those produced in this pocket of rolling hills. 

Cavendish has a minute or so to make up on the bunch, but at the race's current level of intensity, the Manxman is unlikely to encounter any problems in getting back on.

MArk Cavendish wheels to a halt for a wheel at the rear of the peloton to get both his wheels swapped out. There had been some chatter on the radio with Mark Renshaw a few kilometres ago about making a switch, and Cavendish has obviously decided he wants deeper rims for the inevitable sprint. As Cavendish rides back towards the peloton, he gesticulates at the television motorbike, seemingly unhappy that its presence is preventing the Astana car from coming past and offering him its slipstream to chase back on.

TORINO ITALY JULY 01 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Astana Qazaqstan Team competes during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Torino Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The race is through Santo Stefano Belbo, and it will visit another literary landmark in the Langhe in 30km or so, when the peloton reaches Alba, home of Beppe Fenoglio. Thus far, mind, there has been relatively little to write home about from a rather sedate stage.

Silvan Dillier leads the bunch through Canelli. We're still waiting for a break, the brief sortee from Uno-X notwithstanding, but it's hard to imagine anything other than a bunch sprint in Turin to finish the day.

The race is approaching Canelli on the banks of Belbo, which essentially marks the transition from the hills of the Alto Monferrato to those of the Langhe. Shortly afterwards, the peloton will pass through Santo Stefano Belbo, birthplace of the write Cesare Pavese. There are lots of climbs of 3-4km in the area, like the sharp haul to Mango, but the Tour sticks to the main road, with the detour through Barbaresco the only classified climb in the Langhe.

The race continues to roll along just about in line with its slowest anticipated schedule, with Lidl-Trek, Alpecin-Deceuninck and Jayco-Alula on the front. 

Maillot jaune Tadej Pogacar is aboard a yellow-flecked Colnago V4Rs today and our own Tom Wieckowski has all the details here .

UAE Team Emirates team's Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Team Jayco AlUla team's Australian rider Michael Matthews cycle in the Lombardy region during the 3rd stage of the 111th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 230,5 km between Piacenza and Turin, in Italy, on July 1, 2024. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

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The peloton is entering the province of Asti, which is about as close to sparkling as we'll get in this part of the stage. The terrain grows a little more undulating in 30km or so, when the race crosses into the province of Cuneo and skirts the Langhe on the road to Alba. The next climb comes at Barbaresco with 75km to go.

Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) has been another man performing a lion's share of the pace-making in the bunch today, though the pace has been a relatively gentle one, certainly in comparison to the intensity of the opening two days.

Tim Declercq continues to tap out the tempo at the head of the peloton. The average speed so far remains 39kph.  

After the brief increase in intensity for the intermediate sprint, the race has settled back into its previous rhythm. That very early, very short-lived Uno X effort aside, the bunch has been intact for the first 100km of the stage. 

Intermediate sprint - Alessandria

1 Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) 20 pts

2 Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 17

3 Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) 15

4 Arnaud Démare (Arkéa-Samsic) 13

5 Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) 12

6 Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) 10

7 Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X Mobility) 9

8 Sam Bennett (Decathlon-AG2R) 8

9 Nils Eekhoof (DSM-Firmenich-PostNL) 7

10 Marijn van den Berg (EF Education-EasyPost) 6

11 Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty) 5

12 John Degenkolb (DSM-Firmenich-PostNL) 4

13 Dan McLay (Arkéa-Samsic) 3

14 Fabio Jakobsen (DSM-Firmenich-PostNL) 2

15 Sandy Dujardin (TotalEnergies) 1

Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) wins the sprint in Alessandria ahead of Philipsen, who came from a long way back. Bryan Coquard looked to be third, with Arnaud Demare in fourth. 

Alpecin-Deceuninck keep ratcheting up the pace but Jasper Philipsen doesn't seem to be with them. They swing off and Arkea-Samsic take over for Arnaud Demare.

Alpecin-Deceuninck wind up the pace for the sprint, with Decathlon-AG2R also moving up on behalf of Sam Bennett.

There is a mild rise in tension in the peloton as the race draws closer to the intermediate sprint, where we'll get a first look at the men contesting stage honours in Turin later in the afternoon.

The peloton ambles on towards the intermediate sprint, which comes with 136.5km to go. Lidl-Trek and Alpecin-Deceuninck continue to occupy the prime real estate at the head of the bunch.

Matteo Jorgenson, a faller yesterday, drops back to the medical car, seemingly for an adjustment to one of his bandages.

There should be at least a frisson of action in 20km or so, when the race hits the day's intermediate sprint in Alessandria (or Alexandrie, per the Tour's translation), with men like Philipsen and Pedersen looking to snap up some points. 

In keeping with the general non-belligerence of the day thus far, Jonas Abrahamsen drifts off the front to claim the point on offer.  Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Deceuninck) provides a spark of entertainment by jokingly sprinting up alongside the Norwegian before relenting to give him the prime. 

Alpecin-Deceuninck lead the peloton onto the Côte de Tortone-Fausto Coppi, a category 4 ascent that climbs for 1.1km at an average of 6.3%.

The climb out of Tortona, the so-called Côte de Tortone , is the day's first climb, and we might - might - see some activity from the peloton here, even if Abrahamsen is already guaranteed to carry the polka dot jersey into tomorrow's stage. 

The peloton is approaching Tortona, where the race will pay tribute to Fausto Coppi, who died here on January 2, 1960, having contracted malaria in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). Coppi was born in nearby Castellania, where he is also buried, and the Giro visited the village for a stage start in 2017.

Alpecin-Deceuninck and Lidl-Trek continue to patrol affairs at the head of the peloton, where nobody has been minded to attack since the short-lived Uno-X offensive in the opening kilometres.

For now, the entertainment is being provided by the race radio. Visma-Lease a Bike directeur sportif Grischa Niermann tells his riders that his latest information suggests there may be a thunderstorm midway through the stage before conditions dry up ahead of the finish. The temperature is 26°C for the time being, with some increasingly menacing grey skies overhead.

Mathieu van der Poel drops back to the Alpecin-Deceuninck team car for a parley. The world champion will be on lead-out duty for Jasper Philipsen today and using this Tour to hone his form for the Olympic Games road race, but there will surely be opportunities for him along the way too, notably on the gravel next Sunday. Van der Poel was a long way off the pace on the hilly opening two days, but that was in keeping with his own prediction before the Tour began.

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The peloton covered a relatively modest 37.4km in the first hour of racing. 

Tadej Pogačar spoke to Eurosport before the start about his attack over the San Luca, where Jonas Vingegaard followed. "I was not surprised, I would say, but I was actually happy with my legs," he said. "I was really happy that I made a gap to the others. It would be better to make a gap to Jonas also. He is really strong, but we will see tomorrow how will be the legs."

Pogačar added that Vingegaard had been reluctant to ride on the front until after the descent.

"When you’re on the road and going full gas, you sometimes don’t hear each other. I wanted him to contribute as much as possible to take time on the others, but he wanted to work after the descent, after the finish of any dangerous bits, which makes sense, I think. It was just a normal race situation."

The race is still ambling along at a relatively gentle pace. Tim Declercq, who's been doing the pace-making for Lidl-Trek, opens a small gap over the bunch, seemingly as a joke. It's been that kind of day so far. 

The race passes through the elegant town of Broni, which is the adopted home of 1994 Giro d'Italia winner Evgeni Berzin. The Russian runs a car dealership in the town, a line of business he entered while he was still in the peloton. 

The bunch remains intact for now, with Alpecin-Deceuninck and Lidl-Trek sharing the pace-making duties at the front. The sky is cloudier than it was over the opening weekend, and there is a risk of thunderstorms later in the day.

“We've talked through the final, we know what we have to do,” Cavendish continued. “We've got a long straight run, then a 90-degree left turn and another one. I don’t know if you have to brake around it, but if you’re in the first positions you should be ok. Then it’s a 700m straight with a kick inside the last 500km. I like a couple of kilometres of a straight because you can look at what’s going on. But 700m is still good, it’s good to get the lead-out wound up. I have the best guy in the world in Michael Mørkøv and I’ve got Cees Bol to lead us through the corners before that.

Mark Cavendish struggled on the opening stage in particular, but he lines up today with designs on stage victory. “I'm ok. I'm a bit tired but everyone is, with the combination of those hard days and the heat, not to mention the long transfer," Cavendish told Eurosport. "We had 180km in the bus this morning, we were up at 6.30… That type of stuff takes it out of you, we're not used to it at the start of the Tour but everybody’s in same boat so hopefully it’s a level playing field in the sprint."

PIACENZA ITALY JULY 01 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Astana Qazaqstan Team prior to the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Piacenza Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

For now, Lidl-Trek are setting a steady tempo on the head of the bunch on behalf of Mads Pedersen.

All quiet at the head of the race for now. The television coverage enterains us with a grab from Astana-Qazaqstan's race radio, where Mark Renshaw reminds his riders to stay towards the head of the bunch and make sure no more than two or three riders go clear. "We just monitor who's jumping and make sure there's not too many," Renshaw says. The radio crackles into life again soon afterwards: "I don't think there's going to be too many riders motivated to jump away today."

The peloton is still together as the race approaches Pavia on its sweep through southern Lombardy. Stradella, finish site of a breathtaking Giro stage in 2021, is a little further along the road, but the route of stage 3 avoids the rolling hills of the Oltrepo Pavese. It's a similar story when the race skirts the Langhe later in the day, though there is at least the climb to Barbaresco.  

The climb of the San Luca yesterday strongly suggested that this Tour will be Pogacar-Vingegaard IV, while Evenepoel's remarkable pursuit indicates that he is the clear favourite for the time trial later this week. For the rest, including Primoz Roglic, it was a day for limiting losses. "Not exactly how we hoped, but it was damage limitation in the end,” Tom Pidcock said afterwards. Stephen Farrand has more from Bologna here .

Abrahamsen and Kulset were clearly hoping for reinforcements, and they have decided to knock off their effort and wait on the side of the road for the peloton catch up. That's a novel way of doing it, but the end result is the same: gruppo compatto, as they say in these parts when ASO isn't around. 

Back in the peloton, there's a front wheel puncture for Enric Mas, who gets a swift change and immediately rejoins the fray. This has been about as gentle a start to proceedings as this race allows these days, and there will be plenty of tired legs in the peloton glad of the temporary respite.

Jonas Abrahamsen and Johannes Kulset (Uno-X Mobility)

Peloton at 1:32

No reaction from the bunch, and Abrahamsen and Kulset quickly open a lead of a minute. The 20-year-old Kulset is the youngest rider on this Tour. 

The first attack of the day comes from Uno-X Mobility. Green jersey and king of the mountains Jonas Abrahamsen strikes out in the company of teammate Johannes Kulset, and it looks as though the bunch will be content to leave the Norwegian pair to it.

The peloton is ambling gently through these opening kilometres, with nobody willing to go on the offensive just yet. Understandable after a high-octane opening weekend and with the race's first foray into the Alps to come tomorrow. 

Vermeersch is back on and stage 3 of the Tour de France is formally under way. Prudhomme waves the flag and... there is no response from the bunch, which is content to roll along at 38kph for the time being. It's a long, long way to Turin.

The peloton passes kilometre zero but the race hasn't started just yet, with Christian Prudhomme stretching out his arms from the sun roof of the lead car to tell them to slow down as Gianni Vermeersch had a mechanical issue in the neutralised zone. The bunch won't be upset about knocking a kilometre or two off the full 230km distance.

After the extremes of heat over the weekend, the conditions appear to be a little more amenable today, with the temperatures expected to be in the mid 20s for much of the afternoon.

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UAE Team Emirates team's Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey awaits the start of the 3rd stage of the 111th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 230,5 km between Piacenza and Turin, on July 1, 2024. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

The peloton is navigating the neutralised zone through the streets of Piacenza, famous (among many other things) as the home of former world champion Giorgia Bronzini as well as the famous footballing brothers Filippo and Simone Inzaghi. Another notable piacentino is Jacopo Guarnieri, though he began his cycling career on the other side of the Po in Cremona, with CC Cremonese 1891. The Lotto Dstny rider was understandably disappointed not to be selected for this year's Tour, but he is on hand working for ITV.

The peloton has gathered on the start line on the edge of town in Viale Malta, but thankfully the riders will have a chance to see Piacenza’s striking historic centre during the neutralised section as the course winds through Piazza Cavalli and Piazza Duomo, both fine spots to spend an afternoon eating tigelle.

In an echo of the 1998 Tour de France start in Ireland, where the team presentation was in ‘Château de Dublin’ and the race climbed the ‘Col du Wicklow Gap,’ ASO has been fastidiously gallicising placenames in Italy at a rate not seen since Stendhal was living the good life in these parts. Torino, like Firenze, is a city whose name is translated in most foreign languages, of course, but some of the other placenames in the roadbook might require a second glance. Today’s start is referred to as ‘Plaisance.’ for instance, while even Tortona has been rendered as the ‘Côte de Tortone.’ 

Astana Qazaqstan Team's British rider Mark Cavendish speaks to journalists as he awaits the start of the 3rd stage of the 111th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 230,5 km between Piacenza and Turin, on July 1, 2024. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

The main business of the day, however, looks set to be the seemingly inevitable bunch sprint in Turin. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) is the obvious favourite, while Mark Cavendish (Astana-Qazaqstan), who looked on the brink of an early abandon on Saturday is chasing a 35th Tour stage victory. Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), Sam Bennett (Decathlon-AG2R), Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny), Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-Alula) and Arnaud Demare (Arkea-Samsic) should all be in the mix too. Dani Ostanek has all the details in the stage preview here .

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Incidentally, the 3km zone is instead a 5km zone this afternoon due to the technical nature of the run-in to Turin. Therefore, riders will not be penalised time in the event of crashes or mechanical issues in the final 5km.

Evenepoel, Vingegaard and Carapaz are all on the same time as Pogačar, and they could inherit the yellow jersey based on their finishing position if they finish together in the peloton today. Evenepoel, for instance, needs to come in two places ahead of Pogacar to don the maillot jaune . "Pogačar didn't look very happy with that yellow jersey. Especially for him, it was not the intention to get yellow in those first days," Evenepoel said after the stage, joking that he might try to avoid being passed the parcel today. "Then I'll stay behind. No, we'll see. If it's yellow, all the better. If it's not yellow, then so be it." Stephen Farrand has more from Bologna here .

Tadej Pogacar

General classification after stage 2

1 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 9:53:30

2 Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-QuickStep

3 Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Visma-Lease a Bike

4 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) EF Education-EasyPost

5 Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM-Firmenich-PostNL 0:00:06

6 Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto-Dstny 0:00:21

7 Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers

8 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain Victorious

9 Tom Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers

10 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Lidl-Trek

Kévin Vauquelin won yesterday's stage to Bologna, while Tadej Pogačar moved into the yellow after making his first attack of the Tour on the San Luca. Jonas Vingegaard, whose participation was in such doubt for so long, was able to follow, while Remco Evenepoel will be buoyed by how he closed the gap over the other side. It was a more chastening afternoon for Primoz Roglic, who lost 21 seconds. You can catch up on yesterday's action here .

There are three category 4 climbs on the long run through the Po valley from Piacenza to Turin, though none of them should be difficult enough to deny the sprinters their opportunity on Piazzale Grande Torino this afternoon. First up is the climb to Tortona (1.1km at 6.3%) after 70km, which pays homage to Fausto Coppi. After 155km, the Tour skirts the wine country of the Langhe with the climb to Barbaresco (1.5km at 6.5%), before the day’s final climb to Sommariva Perno (3.1km at 4.6%), whose summit comes with 49km remaining.

Today’s stage gets under way in just under an hour’s time. The peloton rolls out of Piacenza for the neutralised start at 11.15 CET, with the race due to hit kilometre zero at 11.35.

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PREVIEW | Tour de France 2024 stage 3 - Can Mark Cavendish overcome nightmare start and take his 35th win?

The opening weekend of the Tour de France was explosive and has delivered a lot of action. Now we preview the final full day of racing in Italy; stage 3 of this year's race is the first stage fully suited to the sprinters, but it's also a very very long day on the bike.

The sprinters will finally have their first real opportunity on stage 3 of the Tour. It's a transition day, a whole 229 kilometers on the menu but overall one of the flattest days of the race. The stage finale will be in Torino, a city which has already hosted the finale of the first stage of the Giro d'Italia this year.

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PREVIEW | Tour de France 2024 stage 3 - Can Mark Cavendish overcome nightmare start and take his 35th win?

It's a flat day, the first day for the pure sprinters and the final full day in Italy. Almost nothing noteworthy, it's a completely flat day until the final third; with two hilltops - the last of which ends with 50 kilometers to go. Enough time to take some rest and calm back down before the teams begin to prepare for the sprint.

It will be a fast and tense finale. A true race until the 1.2 kilometers to go where there will be a very sharp corner. Then just inside the final kilometer there will be another one. The riders will make it to the final sprint in the blink of an eye so positioning will be crucial and it will be a furious finale with a fresh peloton.

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The Weather

PREVIEW | Tour de France 2024 stage 3 - Can Mark Cavendish overcome nightmare start and take his 35th win?

In the Alps there have been massive rain showers and landslides throughout the weekend, but you wouldn't be able to tell it by watching the Tour. Now, the race heads closer to the mountain range, the riders will find cooler temperatures but at the same time small chances of rain. Unstable weather overall, but with no wind to take note of.

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The Favourites

This is a day for the sprinters, there is no doubt, and I can pinpoint the leadouts coming into the race, none of which has suffered any losses thus far:

Jasper Philipsen - Mathieu van der Poel - Robbe Ghys - Jonas Rickaert - Axel Laurance - Soren Kragh Andersen

Mark Cavendish - Cees Bol - Michael Morkov - Davide Ballerini - Yevgeniy Fedorov

Dylan Groenewegen - Luka Mezgec - Michael Matthews - Elmar Reinders - Luke Durbridge - Christopher Juul-Jensen

Alexander Kristoff - Soren Waerenskjold - Magnus Cort Nielsen - Jonas Abrahamsen

Gerben Thijssen - Biniam Girmay - Mike Teunissen - Hugo Page - Laurenz Rex

Mads Pedersen - Jasper Stuyven - Ryan Gibbons

Fabio Jakobsen - Nils Eekhoff - Bram Welten - John Degenkolb

Phil Bauhaus - Nikias Arndt - Fred Wright - Matej Mohoric

Arnaud De Lie - Cedric Beullens - Jarrad Drizners - Victor Campenaerts - Brent van Moer

Sam Bennett - Dorian Godon - Oliver Naesen - Bruno Armirail

Arnaud Démare - Dan McLay - Amaury Capiot - Luca Mozzato

Bryan Coquard - Alexis Renard - Piet Allegaert

Pascal Ackermann - Jake Stewart

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This is the first sprint of the Tour, there is little to analyze and take from experience. This is the day where the sprinters will have their first test when it comes to leadouts and sharpness. Wout van Aert and Christophe Laporte in my opinion are not yet going to try and contest it but instead protect Jonas Vingegaard.

A pure flat sprint with some technical aspect, I expect Alpecin and Jayco to have the best leadouts. Alpecin specially have proven themselves perfectly last year and if they can do the same, it will be very hard for someone to beat Jasper Philipsen honestly. It'll take a very powerful pure sprinter and honestly I only see Dylan Groenewegen as a rider who can overtake him.

So others have to play with their leadouts. I sincerely think both Astana and Uno-X have very strong leadouts and can indeed hit the sprint in pole position, but I don't think - at least right now - that neither Cavendish or Kristoff have the speed to beat these new sprinters on a regular day.

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Prediction Tour de France 2024 stage 3:

*** Jasper Philipsen, Dylan Groenewegen ** Alexander Kristoff, Mads Pedersen * Mark Cavendish, Gerben Thijssen, Fabio Jakobsen, Phil Bauhaus, Arnaud De Lie, Sam Bennett, Arnaud Démare, Bryan Coquard, Pascal Ackermann

Pick : Jasper Philipsen

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    James Shaw's dream will finally come true. The 27-year old's road to Grande Boucle was not an easy one, but that will make the moment even sweeter. Now EF Education-EasyPost rider nearly gave up his career when Lotto Soudal dropped him in 2018, but instead, he worked even harder, and now it's the time Shaw will make a Tour de France debut.

  10. Romain Bardet, James Shaw out of Tour de France after stage 14 descent

    Romain Bardet and James Shaw have become the fourth and fifth abandon in stage 14 of the Tour de France after the French allrounder and British Tour debutant crashed early on the stage. TV images showed dsm-firmenich leader Bardet being helped to his feet after falling on a fast, sweeping descent off the opening climb of the day, the third ...

  11. Profil of Jasper STUYVEN

    Profil of James SHAW - EF EDUCATION - EASYPOST - Tour de France 2024. James. Bib N°47 (gbr) Profile. born on 13/06/1996 EF EDUCATION - EASYPOST/usa. Neilson POWLESS.

  12. Our Tour de France eight

    Neilson Powless. Alberto Bettiol. Magnus Cort. James Shaw. Andrey Amador. Esteban Chaves. Those eight riders will take the start of the Tour de France in Bilbao on July 1 ready to take the fight to the world's greatest bike race. The team has a layered set of objectives and ways to achieve them. Some, like stages, are obvious goals of every team.

  13. Tour de France 2023: Rodríguez wins stage 14 as ...

    British rider James Shaw of team EF Education-EasyPost receives medical attention following a crash . ... Some famous legs on the start line ahead of stage 14 of the 2023 Tour de France.

  14. EF Pro Cycling on Twitter: "There's no other way to say it. Today was a

    There's no other way to say it. Today was a rough day at the Tour de France. As Esteban put it, "This race is the dream. And today the dream hurts." James Shaw suffered a concussion as a result of a crash. CT scans and X-rays showed no signs of further injuries to the rider… Show more . 15 Jul 2023 18:50:28

  15. Tour de France 2023: Carnage as 25-rider pile up forces Tour de France

    July 16th, 2023 10:22 am. A sudden shower hit the Tour de France peloton in the mountains on Saturday causing a mass fall on a rain-slicked corner just 5km into stage 14 that forced organisers to ...

  16. The Brits riding the 2023 Tour de France

    The Brits riding the 2023 Tour de France. There are seven British riders making their way to the Basque Country for this year's Grand Départ. Words: India Paine. Photos: SWPix. Great Britain have had exceptional success in the past two decades at the Tour de France with the former Team Sky gang dominating the yellow jersey for most of the 2010s.

  17. Tour de France stage 14: Vingegaard retains yellow

    James Shaw, Esteban Chaves, Louis Meintjes, Romain Bardet, Ruben Guerreiro also out ... Posted at 16:10 15 Jul 2023 16:10 15 Jul 2023. They go again. ... The madness of the Tour de France strikes ...

  18. Tour de France 2023 : James Shaw

    Accédez à l'ensemble des informations sur James Shaw, coureur sélectionné pour le Tour de France 2023. Et retrouvez également son palmarès complet ainsi que ses dernières actualités.

  19. Shaw thing as James heads for Tour start line

    James Shaw's cycling career will reach a new high when he sets out on the Tour de France for the first time on Saturday. The former Heanor Clarion junior, now 27, is part of the eight-man squad ...

  20. Tour de France 2023: Carnage as 25-rider pile up forces Tour de France

    A sudden shower hit the Tour de France peloton in the mountains on Saturday causing a mass fall on a rain-slicked corner just 5km into stage 14 that forced organisers to temporarily halt the race.

  21. Tour de France stage one LIVE: Bilbao to Bilbao

    Tour de France 2023 stage one (43km to go): The bunch is really starting to string out now as the pace at the front intensifies. EF Education-EasyPost riders James Shaw and Magnus Cort move to the ...

  22. Tour de France: Pogacar win stage six as Vingegaard takes yellow

    A stunning attack gave Tadej Pogacar the stage win over Jonas Vingegaard, but the Dane took the yellow jersey from Jai Hindley

  23. Tour de France 2023

    Tour de France 2023 var den 110. udgave af cykelløbet Tour de France.Løbet begyndte den 1. juli 2023 i Bilbao i den spanske del af Baskerlandet. Løbets sidste etape havde søndag den 23. juli traditionel afslutning på Avenue des Champs-Élysées i centrum af Paris.. Hidtil eneste gang tourens Grand Départ foregik i Baskerlandet var ved løbet i 1992, da San Sebastián var startby.

  24. Tour de France 2023 : Shaw James

    Accédez à l'ensemble des informations sur Shaw James, coureur sélectionné pour le Tour de France 2023. Et retrouvez également son palmarès complet ainsi que ses dernières actualités.

  25. Les équipes et coureurs engagés Tour de France 2023

    Tour de France 2023 : retrouvez la liste des équipes et coureurs engagés sur L'Équipe. ... James Shaw abandon (14ème étape) n.c ...

  26. As it happened: Late crash sees chaotic sprint and new yellow jersey on

    Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) wins stage 3 of the Tour de France. 2024-07-01T15:05:43.487Z Pedersen opens his effort but Biniam Girmay and Fernando Gaviria go with him...

  27. PREVIEW

    The opening weekend of the Tour de France was explosive and has delivered a lot of action. Now we preview the final full day of racing in Italy; stage 3 of this year's race is the first stage fully suited to the sprinters, but it's also a very very long day on the bike.. The sprinters will finally have their first real opportunity on stage 3 of the Tour.