The 2023 Women's Tour de France is fast approaching. Women's cycling enthusiasts can't wait to discover the route and stages of this world-renowned competition. This year, the Tour de France route for women promises to be even more exciting and spectacular, featuring the world's best riders on iconic roads.

The history of the women's Tour de France

Before starting to detail the stages of the women's Tour de France, you should know that the history of the women's Tour de France goes back many years after that of the men's Tour de France. This one having taken place in 1903, it took nearly six decades before women were allowed to compete in a similar competition.

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women's tour de france stage

It was therefore in 1955 that the first women's Tour de France was born, with a race over ten stages. This first edition was a real success, attracting runners from all over the world and arousing the enthusiasm of the public. Over the years, the women's Tour de France has had its ups and downs, with format changes, interruptions and evolutions. However, the enthusiasm for women's cycling has continued to grow. And nowadays, the women's Tour de France has become a top competition in the women's cycling calendar, attracting the best riders. It offers an exceptional showcase for the promotion of equality and recognition of women's cycling.

Thus, the 2023 edition of the women's Tour de France marks an important stage in this history. An exciting route and spectacular stages that continue to propel women's cycling to new heights.

Focus on the flagship stage of the Women's Tour de France 2023: the Tour d'Auvergne

One of the most anticipated stages of the Tour de France Féminin 2023 is the one which will take place on July 24 at La Tour d'Auvergne. This stage promises to be a key moment in the competition, with a rugged 148 km course and stimulating challenges for the riders.

The Tower of Auvergne is a pretty little town located in the heart of the Puy-de-Dôme department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its winding roads and breathtaking landscapes make it an ideal setting for a stage of the Women's Tour de France. Runners will have the opportunity to test themselves against the demanding climbs and technical descents of this mountainous region.

The start of the women's Tour de France in Clermont-Ferrand will be a moment of excitement and thrills. Indeed, spectators will gather along the course, ready to cheer on their favorite runners and feel the adrenaline of competition.

women's tour de france route

During this stage of the Tour de France, the women will face steep climbs to test their endurance and strength. The fast and technical descents will require great skill and total concentration. It will be a real performance and strategy challenge for teams and individual riders.

Useful information

Discover passage times of the 2nd stage of the Women's Tour de France, July 24, 2023.

To find out all about this 2nd stage of the women's Tour de France, visit the official website of the Women's Tour de France.

The other stages of the women's Tour de France

Besides the La Tour d'Auvergne stage, the Women's Tour de France 2023 will include other exciting stages through different regions of France. The riders will face varied courses, including hilly stages, mountain stages, individual time trials and flat stages conducive to final sprints.

women's tour de france stage

The Tour de France route for women includes 8 stages with departures and arrivals at:

  • Clermont-Ferrand;
  • Mauriac;
  • Collonges-la-Rouge;
  • Montignac-Lascaux;
  • Cahors;
  • Rodez;
  • Onet-le-Chateau;
  • Albi;
  • Blagnac;
  • Lanmezan;
  • Tourmalet Bagneres-de-Bigorre;
  • Pau.

Each stage will offer opportunities for the different specialties of the riders. The sprinters will try to impose themselves in the flat stages, while the climbers will put their skills to the test in the mountain stages. Team strategies, surprising attacks and battles for distinctive jerseys will punctuate each stage.

women's tour de france stage

Le Women's Tour de France is an opportunity for female cyclists to shine on the international scene and show their talent and determination. The competition also helps to promote equality and recognition for women's cycling, providing a media platform and an enthusiastic audience for the performances of the riders.

Women's Tour de France 2022

Ultimately, the 2023 Women's Tour de France will be a must-attend event for women's cycling enthusiasts. The July 24 stage at La Tour d'Auvergne, in particular, promises to be one of the most incredible moments of the competition, with its rugged course, its stimulating challenges and the spectacular landscapes of Puy-de-Dôme. Cycling enthusiasts will have the pleasure of discovering numerous itineraries dedicated to bicycle tourism in the departement. The riders, for their part, will give their all to shine and try to win this demanding stage. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the excitement and passion of women's cycling during this exceptional edition of the Tour de France Féminin.

the event poster

To immortalize the return of the Tour de France to the top of the Puy de Dôme, we have produced a poster. Available for sale in our 4 reception desks (10 €).

Tour of France in Auvergne

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