Following a fantastic season, which featured some of the most unpredictable and thrilling racing we’ve ever seen, we can expect another great year of bike racing in 2023. It can be easy to forget that professional bike racing is about more than just about entertaining us. The way these events are conducted, which are often very entertaining, is also inspiring.


The Santos Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under returns in January 2023. It will be the first time the public will get to see the new kits of the various teams participating in the event. It’s also interesting to see how long a rider has been with a team. We’ll see how the new sprint lead-outs work during the World Tour race. Many prominent names, such as Caleb Ewan, Geraint Thomas, and Jai Hindley, have already signed up.


The ‘opening weekend’ in Belgium

The Northern Classics kicks off this weekend, and it’ll be most people’s first event of the season. On the 25th of February, we’ll have Omloop Nieuwsblad, followed by the Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on the following day. These two events will give the public a good indication of who will be showing up in the spring cobbled classics.



The men’s cycling calendar starts in March with the Milan-Sanremo, a classic race that takes over 300 kilometers. It features a slow burn ideal for the purists as the remnants of the race climb the legendary Poggio before crashing down on the descent. The winner of this event can come from a variety of different categories.


Tour de France

The next major cycling event that the public will want to attend is the Tour de France, as it will be the first time the race will be held in Le Grand Boucle. Ever since the incredible victory of Jonas Vingegaard at the Col du Granon, we’ve wanted a rematch.


The rivalry between the two professional cyclists, mainly due to their sportsmanship, will be renewed in 2023. The winner will be determined by the efforts of Pogaar and his team. They’ll be looking to take on the powerful and tactical capabilities of Visma.


The Tour de France offers a variety of challenging routes that are ideal for aggressive racing. The start of the race will be in the Basque Country, and there will be multiple terrain days requiring riders to take on different types of threats. Also, the race features a time trial that will only be held on stage 16. This means that race participants will have to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.