Tour de France 2023 Route stage 3: Amorebieta-Etxano - Bayonne

Tour de France 2023Monday 3 July - Stage 3 of the Le Tour sets off from Amorebieta-Etxano to finish in the French Basque Country. To be precise: in Bayonne. The route takes in five climbs, the last one is located 20 kilometres from the finish.

Amorebieta is known for the Klasika Primavera, a single-day race that saw its last edition in 2019. Alejandro Valverde, Joaquim Rodríguez, Carlos Sastre, Giovanni Visconti, Pello Bilbao, Andrey Amador and Carlos Betancur are some of the winners in Amorebieta.

The route of the 3rd stage is very straightforward. The riders cross the Côte de Trabakua (5.4 kilometres at 5.2%) and Côte de Milloi (2.6 kilometres at 4.5%) before continuing along the Bay of Biscay for 80 kilometres. The route is not entirely flat in this part of the race, as the Côte d’Itziar (5 kilometres at 4.2%) and Côte de Benta (5.4 kilometres at 6.1%) are crested. Approximately 15 kilometres after moving through San Sebastián the riders cross into France in Irún. The last hurdle is the Côte de Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, which is a 3.9 kilometres test at 3.1% with its summit almost 20 kilometres before the line.

The finish location is Bayonne. The town at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers lies almost 20 kilometres after the Côte de Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle. Interestingly, the source of the Ardour is located high up the most climbed Tourcol, the Col du Tourmalet.

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The 3rd stage of Le Tour starts at 13:00 and the race is expected to finish around 17:20 – both are local times (CEST).

Tour de France 2023 stage 3: route, profile, more

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  • John Nolan says:

    Thank you for this detailed analysis, the best on the internet so far. I’ve cycled the routes in the Basque Country and they are absolutely fabulous

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