21 riders to watch at the Tour de France 2023: It's not just Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar

Who will stand out over the 21 stages from Bilbao to Paris? Here are Cycling Week's picks

Riders to watch at the 2023 Tour de France
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With just over a week until the 2023 Tour de France, teams are beginning to release their teams for the biggest race of the year. With 176 riders lining up in Bilbao next Saturday, however, it could be difficult to pick out the riders who you should be concentrating on. 

So, to that end, here's Cycling Weekly's guide to those names you should have circled on the start list. Obviously, this can't be an exhaustive list, so there will be riders who win stages who we aren't even considering right now: remember Yves Lampaert in Copenhagen or Hugo Houle in Foix last year?

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.