the jubilation of Bilbao, astounded Pogacar, Pinot inflaming the crowd… The evocative images of this edition


From the festive departure from the Basque Country to the coronation of Jonas Vingegaard in Paris, a look at the most evocative images of this edition of the Grande Boucle.

The 2023 Tour de France concluded on Sunday 23 July. Already certain of final victory, Jonas Vingegaard celebrated a second consecutive coronation in Paris, when Jordi Meeus conquered the last stage on the Champs-Elysées.

A look back at three weeks of frenetic racing, from the unprecedented departure from the Basque Country to the farewell of Thibaut Pinot, passing through the epic duel between the Dane and Tadej Pogacar.

Basque crowds celebrate the passage of the Tour de France strongmen during the first stage in Bilbao, July 1, 2023. (JASPER JACOBS / AFP)

Victor Lafay delivers France's first win at the 2023 Tour de France by surprising favorites in San Sebastian during stage 2 on July 2, 2023. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP)

Ultra-dominant, Jasper Philipsen took his fourth stage victory at the 2023 Tour de France in Moulins, blowing the other sprinters in awe.  (MAXPPP)

Mark Cavendish after his crash on stage eight of the 2023 Tour de France, moments before crashing his last participation in the Grande Boucle.  (THOMMAS SANSON / AFP)

Tadej Pogacar scores a major blow in the Tour de France by countering Jonas Vingegaard in Cauterets-Cabasque, July 6, 2023, and offers us a bow.  (MAXPPP)

Tadej Pogacar tries to punch a hole in front of yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard on the deserted slopes of Puy de Dôme, during stage 9, July 9, 2023. (BERNARD PAPON / AFP)

Romain Bardet playing after the crash that forced him out of the Tour de France, during stage 14, on July 15, 2023. (MAXPPP)

Adrien Petit bruised after the collective fall that caused the neutralization of the 14th stage, July 15, 2023. (MARTIN DIVISEK / AFP)

Jonas Vingegaard resists more than well against Tadej Pogacar in the Col de Joux plane, July 15, 2023. (BERNARD PAPON / AFP)

Jonas Vingegaard takes off his helmet after crashing in the Combloux time trial on July 18, 2023, the day he took a decisive lead over Tadej Pogacar.  (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP)

Tadej Pogacar crosses the finish line of stage 17 exhausted after exploding at the Col de la Loze on July 19, 2023, accompanied by his teammate Marc Soler.  (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP)

A traffic jam at the Col de la Loze forces yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard to dismount, 19 July 2023. (MAXPPP)

Matej Mohoric in tears following his win at Poligny on 21 July 2023, the third for his Bahrain-Victorious team in this Tour de France, a month after the death of their Gino Mäder.  (NICO VEREECKEN / AFP)

Thibaut Pinot takes the lead alone in a crowd that gathered at the Petit Ballon pass on July 22, 2023, as the Frenchman competes in the final mountain stage of his Tour de France career.  (THOMMAS SANSON / AFP)

The final podium of the 2023 Tour de France with Jonas Vingegaard (center), Tadej Pogacar (left) and Adam Yates (right), July 23, 2023. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP)

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