The Tour de France 2023 starts from the Basque city of Bilbao in Spain, the organizers said on Friday.
This is only the second time in its history that the world’s best cycling race has started in the Basque Country, which stretches across France and Spain, after it started in San Sebastian in 1992.
The “Grand Depart” in the 2023 race will be a stage that starts and ends in Bilbao, followed by a second stage in the province of Araba / Alava.
This will be the second year in a row that the Tour de France starts outside France, with next year’s competition starting in Copenhagen.
The 2021 tour begins on June 26 in Brest on the Brittany coast.