Tantalising Tour de France Femmes returns with climbing ambition

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Women’s race set for grandstand Pyrenees summit stage followed by a climactic time trial in tougher test than 2022

The 2023 Tour de France Femmes rolls out of Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday morning for a week of racing that climaxes in the Pyrenees, with a daunting summit finish on the towering Col du Tourmalet, followed by a flat, fast time trial centred on Pau.

Both stages are innovations in a race that was rebooted in 2022 by the Tour de France promoter, ASO, after a peripatetic existence for the past 30 years or so. The 2022 Tour de France Femmes, which started in Paris, as the men’s race ended, was a runaway success with both fans and sponsors.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/22/tantalising-tour-de-france-femmes-returns-with-climbing-ambition under the title “Tantalising Tour de France Femmes returns with climbing ambition”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.