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

Tour de France 2023Monday 3 July - Stage 3 of the Le Tour sets off from Amorebieta-Etxano to finish in the French Basque Country. The race is perhaps a chance for the sprinters as the four climbs are located far from the finish. The Spanish part of the race is known, the rest is not.

Amorebieta is 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 aftre moving through San Sebastián the riders cross into France in Irún.

The finish location has yet to be announced, although rumours mention Bayonne. The town at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers lies 30 kilometres after the Côte de Benta. Interestingly, the source of the Ardour is located high up the most climbed Tourcol, the Col du Tourmalet.

Tour de France 2023 stage 3: route, social media

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