The five unmissable stages of the Tour de France 2023: From Bilbao to the Alps

There will be action across all 21 stages, but watch out for these five in particular

Tour de France stages
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There will be many key moments of the Tour de France 2023, with time to be won or lost at almost any moment, stages to be fought for, and bonus points or seconds on the line. In the 21 days, the riders will tackle 3,404km and 56,400 metres of climbing, with every second counting.

However, while the whole route is daunting, stretching from Bilbao to Paris over three weeks later, there are particular points to watch out for. Now that the start list is starting to be filled, fans and riders alike should be circling these days on their calendars.

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Adam Becket
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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.