The Grande Départ of edition 110 of the Tour de France will be in Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country. La Grande Boucle is to spend two days in the cycling hotbed in northern Spain. The opening stage, which takes place on 1 July 2023, will be a loop around Bilbao before stage 2 also moves through the region. Stage 3 takes the riders into France for a finish in the Frem=nch the Basque Country.
It will be the second time the Tour de France starts in the Basque Country. In 1992, Miguel Indurain won the prologue in the Basque Country’s capital San Sebastián.
According to rumours the Col de Loze return in the 2023 Tour de France. The 21.5 kilometres climb at 7.8% – with the last 4.5 kilometres double digit material – was first included in 2020. Miguel Ángel López took the spoils.