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Tour de France

The Tour de France 2023 covered a 3,404-kilometer route from Bilbao, Spain, on July 1, to the Paris loop in the Champs-Elysées won by Jordi Meeus on July 23. The defending champion Jonas Vingegaard from Denmark, won for a second straight year, besting his top rival, Tadej Pogačar from Slovenia, by 7 minutes, 29 seconds. Sports in Paris.

Tour de France Champs-Elysées loop

The Tour de France, the Great Loop in English, is a world famous cycling competition. Since 1975, the final circuit of the last stage is a loop up and down the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris. It begins with a relaxed parade and is particularly popular with sprinters who have not missed many victories. Check Champs-Elysées map. Before 1975, the runners completed their three weeks of efforts in the Parc des Princes from 1903 to 1967 and in the Vélodrome of Bois de Vincennes, east of Paris, from 1968 to 1974.

Tour de France in Paris
The Tour de France last stage finishes in Paris

Tour de France Champs-Elysées 2023 loop map

Tour de France 2023 Champs-Elyséées loop map

Tour de France 2023

The 2023 Tour de France was the 110th edition of the Tour de France. It started in Bilbao, Spain, on July 1 and ended with the final stage in Champs-Élysées, Paris, won by Jordi Meeus on July 23. Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard (Team Jumbo–Visma) won the general classification for the second year in a row. Giulio Ciccone won the mountains and Jasper Phiipsen the points classification

The first week of the Tour was described by French rider Romain Bardet (Team DSM–Firmenich) as "most difficult that ever existed", featuring a large number of high-mountain climbs and offering up the possibility of significant time differences between the general classification contenders.

The Tour de France is specially difficult in the Alps
The Tour de France is specially difficult in the Alps

Tour de France 2023 route map

Tour de France 2023 map

Champs-Elysées apartment and hotel map

Tour de France 2022

On July 24 2022, the Tour de France 21st and last stage left from La Défense Arena and finished on the Champs-Elysées after a 115,6 km ride on July 24.

The Tour de France 2022 was of high intensity. Each stage was passionately fought with Jasper Philipsen winning the last stage in the Champs-Elysées. With an average speed of 42.03kph, the 2022 Tour was the fastest edition in history and the first Tour since 1989 where each of the three podium finishers – Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar and Geraint Thomas – had all made the podium on a previous occasion.

Jasper Philipsen won Tour de France 2022 last stage
Jasper Philipsen won Tour de France 2022 last stage

Tour de France cycling race

The Tour de France is a monument of world cycling.

The third sporting event in the world behind the Olympics and soccer world cup, the Tour de France, created in 1903, is a 3 week cycling race taking place yearly in July that brings together the best cyclists of the moment. Between 20 and 22 teams of 9 runners each cross the roads of France and sometimes bordering countries during the twenty stages of the event whose total distance is around 3500 km.

12 million spectators of all ages are lining the roadside to applaud the riders and party to the sound of the famous advertising caravan.

Tour de France in the Alps
The Tour de France is very scenic in the Alps