I am writing this page to focus on the Tour de France 2023’s Teams Riders and Bikes.
The selection of the 22 teams has been officially announced at the beginning of January 2023.
22 Teams of 8 Riders
The peloton of the 110th edition of the Tour de France counts in its ranks 22 teams starting from the Basque Country on July 1st and ending in Paris on July 23rd, 2023.
18 UCI WorldTeams and 4 UCI ProTeams, including the first participation for one of them.
The Uno-X Pro Cycling Team from Norway’s participation in the Tour de France is the first time for the team but also for a Norwegian team.
Norwegian fans will be cheering on the side of the roads for their National compatriots.
Despite the discontinuation of the French professional team B&B Hotels – KTM, there is still an impressive number of five French teams racing the Tour de France 2023.
Four teams are from Belgium, two teams from the Netherlands, two teams from the USA, then one team from each of the following countries; Australia, United Arab United, Bahrain, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, Israel, and Norway.
The Uno-X Pro Cycling Team replaces the B&B Hotels – KTM team compared with the Tour de France 2022.
The 21 other teams are the same as last year’s edition.
An Exciting Tour 2023
The Tour de France 2023 is expected to be a very exciting edition with the Pogacar Versus Vingegaard battle for the yellow jersey (Maillot Jaune) to continue.
But some underdogs could join the battle for the General Classification making Le Tour even more exciting.
To add more for the spectator’s enjoyment, the 2023 edition of the Tour de France features eight mountain stages climbing across the Pyrenees, the Massif-Central, the Alps, and the Vosges.
Then there are six rolling hills for the punchers, six other flat stages where the Sprinters have the opportunities to shine, and one individual Time-Trial stage of 22km in the Alps.
The penultimate stage is a 133km stage with several Cols to keep the suspense until the last day, or at least until the day before the arrival on the Champs-Elysees.
I will not bore you by repeating the content that is already available on the official website of Le tour. For more details on the Tour de France 2023’s three weeks course please check LeTour.
Also Read: What are those flags on the Tour de France?
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Nerdy Facts for Tour’s Geeks
Some nerdy facts about the Tour de France 2023’s Teams’ 176 Bikes and Riders so you can impress at your next social ride.
- All the 176 bikes of the Tour de France 2023 are Carbon frames, equipped with disc brakes, and electric shifting.
- Like in 2022, three teams are racing on the same Specialized bikes, including the gears, wheels, tires, shoes, and pedals. They are Soudal-QuickStep, Bora-hansgrohe and TotalEnergies.
- Two teams are racing on Canyon bikes; they are the Movistar and Alpecin-Deceuninck.
- 18 teams are using the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9200 groupset (that’s 144 bikes), three teams are using the SRAM Red 12-speed groupset, and only one team races with the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed groupset.
- 15 teams are using the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals, 4 teams are with Look Keo pedals, two teams are with Wahoo-Speedplay, and one team rides with the Time pedals.
You might be also interested in Which Pedals on the Tour de France 2022 article.
The 22 Teams on the Tour de France 2023
The 18 UCI WorldTeams are:
AG2R Citroën Team (FRA) Campagnolo
Alpecin Deceuninck (BEL) Shimano
Astana Qazaqstan Team (Kaz) Shimano
Bora-Hansgrohe (GER) Shimano
EF Education – EasyPost (USA) Shimano
Groupama-FDJ (FRA) Shimano
Ineos Grenadiers (GBR) Shimano
Intermarché-Circus-Wanty (BEL) Shimano
Jumbo-Visma (NED) SRAM
Movistar Team (Spain) SRAM
Soudal Quick-Step (BEL) Shimano
Arkea-Samsic Team (FRA) Shimano
Bahrain Victorious Team (BRN) Shimano
Cofidis Team (FRA) Shimano
Team DSM (NED) Shimano
Team Jayco AlUla (AUS) Shimano
Trek-Segafredo (USA) SRAM
UAE Team Emirates (UAE) Shimano
The 4 UCI Proteams:
The two teams automatically qualified by right:
Lotto dstny (BEL) Shimano
TotalEnergies (FRA) Shimano
The two teams invited by the organizer:
Israel-Premier Tech (ISR) Shimano
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team (NOR) Shimano
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