– Presenting the Official Tour de France Guide (2023 Australian edition) • In shops from 15 June –
The complete race preview
RIDE Media is pleased to announce that the Official Tour de France Guide (2023 Australian edition) is on sale in newsagents from 15 June.
The 212-page magazine is your ideal TV viewing companion for the two big races this July: the Tour de France (1-23 July) and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (23-30 July).
With a giant pull-out poster featuring the route of the 110th TDF, the ‘Tour Guide’ by RIDE Media is a souvenir edition that previews the world’s biggest bike race.
Pre-ordered magazines have already been shipped (after being lodged with Australia Post on 9 June).
Since 2003 RIDE Media has collaborated with the race organisers, ASO, and L’Equipe to produce a hugely popular magazine that includes rider interviews and profiles, information on all the teams and riders, and complete race route details – including maps, profiles, and an overview of the places the Tour will visit.
Follow the daily action this July as the peloton races from the Grand Départ in Bilbao, Spain to the finale in Paris three weeks later. The men’s race in 2023 is a three-week contest with 21 stages and a total of 3,399.5 kilometres.
The itinerary of the 110th Tour de France includes six ‘hilly’ stages, six ‘flat’ stages, eight ‘mountain’ stages, and one uphill time trial in the Alps. The route takes riders over the five major mountain massifs in France – from the Pyrenees in the opening week, onwards to the Massif Central and an anticipated return to Puy de Dôme… and then, in the final week, comes the challenging terrain of the Alps, Jura and Vosges.
The Danish defending champion, Jonas Vingegaard, has demonstrated that he’s in fine form as he approaches his third TDF start, having just won two stages and the overall title in the eight-day Critérium du Dauphiné. Meanwhile, Tadej Pogacar – the winner in 2020 and 2021 – has had a pause from racing after crashing at the end of a remarkable campaign of racing early in the season. The Slovenian insists he’ll be ready for Le Tour and we can expect a battle royale between these two young sporting superstars.
Inside the magazine are over 50 pages previewing the 2nd edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The champion from 2022, Annemiek van Vleuten, features on the cover and you will find listings of all the 22 teams and details of the eight stages from Clermont-Ferrand to the TT finale in Pau on 30 July.
Your TV viewing companion
The Tours de France of 2023 will again be broadcast live by SBS Television (click the link to see the full schedule) with hours of coverage that bring cycling into living rooms around Australia.
Follow the action with the Tour Guide by your side. Learn about the route and the challenges that the riders face, get insights about the terrain and the teams, and enjoy the month-long festival of cycling.
With hundreds of stunning images from the long history of the Tour de France, the magazine also features a wealth of reading about an event that has captured the imagination of sports fans everywhere.
Be sure to get your copy of the 2023 Tour Guide, in newsagents around Australia from 15 June 2023. It is the ideal TV viewing companion for the month of July.
The Tour de France of 2023 starts in Spain soon. This is the time of the year when a bike race becomes a talking point, with sporting drama and fantastic scenery. Make sure you have the ultimate preview for the races before they begin.
Order direct from RIDE Media
If you can’t find the magazine at your local newsagent, it is possible to buy a copy direct from RIDE Media. Stock is limited so be sure to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out.
Produced as a collectible, the magazine also comes with the giant pull-out poster – with the map of France on one side and the winners of the yellow and green jerseys from 2022, Jonas Vinegegaard and Wout van Aert, on the flip side.
The Australian presence…
This is an exciting time for cycling and Australian riders are expected to feature prominently in both the #TDF2023 and #TDFF2023. The Giro d’Italia champion from last year, Jai Hindley, is expected to make his Tour debut in 2023 and he is fresh off a fourth place in the Critérium du Dauphiné – a key lead-up race to the TDF.
Ben O’Connor, fourth in the Tour of 2021, is also in fine form as the 2023 race approaches, finishing on the podium in the Dauphiné.
Both the West Australians are looking to challenge Vingegaard and Pogacar as well as the other favourites in the battle for the yellow jersey on a route that favours the climbing specialists.
In the women’s race, Grace Brown will be one rider to watch as she lines up as part of the popular and strong FDJ-Suez team. The silver medallist from the time trial at last year’s world championships in Wollongong will surely feature in the results during the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, with a focus on TT of the final stage.
Team selections won’t be finalised until days before the racing begins but you will find details of all the riders inside the ‘Tour Guide’. Get to know the teams, the terrain, and the challenges that await and enjoy the action when it begins in a few weeks.