Last year saw the first official Tour de France Femmes race after a hiatus of more than 30 years, marking a seminal moment for gender equality in cycling. The 2023 edition begins on Sunday 23rd July in Clermont-Ferrand, and will see the peloton cover 956 kilometers over 8 Stages.
Ahead of the action, Out in Front takes a timely look back at the history of women’s cycling. Former Tour de France riders, Denise Kelly, Marilyn Trout and Maria Canins (two-time winner of the Tour de France) make special guest appearances in what is a very emotional, but equally inspiring reflection of how far women’s professional cycling has come, and how far is still to go.
A total of €250,000 will be awarded across the different stage, jersey and team competitions, including €50,000 to the winner of the final general classification. That compares to the €500,000 that will be claimed by the winner of the men’s Tour de France in just two days’ time.
From Canyon: In the creation of this film, as well as in sponsoring female teams, ambassadors, and a host of initiatives to inspire women to jump on the saddle, we are explicitly committing to long-term investment in women’s cycling. This way, the ongoing efforts of female athletes both on and off the bike, are acknowledged, promoted, and celebrated, showing the younger generation of women that there’s a place for them in cycling.
How to watch the 2023 Tour de Frances Femmes
In Europe and the UK, the 2023 Tour de France Femmes will be live streaming on Eurosport. Access requires the Standard Subscription to Discovery+, which is currently priced at £6.99 per month.
To watch in the US, you’ll need to be a subscriber to NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock.