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Check out the bikes ridden to every 2023 Tour de France stage win

Here are all the bikes that have crossed the line first in this year’s race, from Specialized, Trek, Canyon, Colnago, and more

The Tour de France finished for another year, here are the bikes that were ridden to every stage victory…

Stage 1: Adam Yates, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V4Rs

Britain’s Adam Yates won the first stage of this year’s Tour de France ahead of his brother Simon after breaking away from a group that contained leading GC contenders like Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard.

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Yates was riding a Colnago V4Rs, a bike that was raced last year by UAE Team Emirates as a prototype before being officially launched in December.

> Colnago officially unveils V4Rs road bike with its ‘fastest monocoque frame ever’ 

Colnago says that the V4Rs is more aerodynamically efficient than its predecessor, largely thanks to work done at the front end, including better fork integration.

> Check out our review of the Colnago V4Rs 

UAE Team Emirates use Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets and wheels from Enve.

> Read our review of Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9200 Groupset 

Stage 2: Victor Lafay, Cofidis, Look 795 Blade RS

Cofidis riders have been racing on the updated Look 795 Blade RS all year although the bike was only officially released just before the start of the Tour de France.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 795 Blade RS is one of the new breed of bikes that’s designed to combine aerodynamics with a low weight.

> Look unveils lightened 795 Blade RS road bike and disc brake-equipped 796 Monoblade RS time trial bike 

The frameset is very different from previously. Although certain features remain, such as the integrated fork crown, the frame now uses shallower tubes and dropped seatstays.

> One bike to rule them all: why lightweight aero bikes are now THE essential race weapon 

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Cofidis bikes are built up with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets – although they use cranks from Look – and wheels from Corima.

Stage 3: Jasper Philipsen, Alpecin–Deceuninck, Canyon Aeroad CFR

Belgian sprinter Jasper Philipsen, who won two Tour de France stage wins in 2022, added a third by outgunning Phil Bauhaus and Caleb Ewan in Bayonne on his Canyon Aeroad CFR.

2023 Tour de France stage 3 Jasper Philipsen, Phil Bauhaus, Caleb Ewan © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

As the name suggests, the Aeroad is the aero road bike in Canyon’s range, sitting alongside the lightweight Ultimate. We’re expecting Canyon to launch an update to the Aeroad soon.

> Check out the unreleased Canyon Aeroad Mathieu van der Poel rode to Paris-Roubaix victory

2023 Canyon Aeroad Alpecin - 1 (1)

Alpecin–Deceuninck (this bike, above, belongs to one of Philipsen's teammates) is another team that uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets. The wheels come from Shimano too.

Stage 4: Jasper Philipsen, Alpecin-Deceuninck, Canyon Aeroad CFR

Jasper Philipsen made it two wins from two sprints when he beat Caleb Ewan and Phil Bauhaus to the line on the Nogaro motor racing circuit. Philipsen was riding the same Canyon Aeroad CFR as previously.

2023 Tour de France Stage 4 Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck wins. Pic Alex Whitehead © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: Alex Whitehead © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Canyon offers the Aeroad CFR in an Alpecin-Deceuninck finish (£8,799), although it was out of stock when we checked. Like the team bikes, it comes with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, but with a Rotor ALDHU24 52/36 chainset and INspider power meter, and DT Swiss wheels.

Stage 5: Jai Hindley, Bora-Hansgrohe, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Racing in the Tour de France for the first time, Aussie rider Jai Hindley secured stage victory with a solo finish in the mountains.

2023 Tour de France Jai Hindley Specialized Tarmac SL7 - 1

Hindley is in his first season with Bora-Hansgrohe and, like the rest of the team, he rides an S-Works Tarmac SL7, Specialized’s road bike that’s designed to combine a light weight with aerodynamic efficiency.

> Read our review of the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Dura-Ace Di2 

2023 Tour de France Jai Hindley Specialized Tarmac SL7 - 2

Bora-Hansgrohe, which likes to call itself a "Band of Brothers", uses wheels from Roval and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets.

Stage 6: Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V4Rs

What a difference a day makes. After dropping over a minute to Jonas Vingegaard yesterday, two-time Tour winner Tadej Pogacar clawed time back on Stage 6’s final climb.

2023 Tour de France stage 6 ASO-Charly Lopez - 1

Pic: ASO-Charly Lopez

Pogacar was riding a Colnago V4Rs, the same model that Adam Yates rode to victory on Stage 1.

> Check out our review of the Colnago V4Rs 

2023 Dauphine Colnago V4Rs UAE - 1 (2)

Pogacar uses a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset – including power meter – and Enve SES 4.5 wheels fitted with Continental Grand Prix 5000 tyres.

Stage 7: Jasper Philipsen, Alpecin–Deceuninck, Canyon Aeroad CFR

2023 Tour de France Jasper Philipsen ASO-Pauline Ballet - 1

Pic: ASO/Pauline Ballet

We've had three sprint stages and Alpecin–Deceuninck's Jasper Philipsen has won the lot.

You know the drill by now. Philipsen is still on a Canyon Aeroad CFR but – and this is the good bit – it’s now green to match the jersey he’s wearing as leader of the Points Classification.

Everything else, though… as you were.

Stage 8, Mads Pedersen, Lidl - Trek, Trek Madone SLR

2023 Tour de France Mads Pedersen Trek Madone SLR © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)- 1

Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Former world champion Mads Pedersen sprinted to victory on Stage 8 on a Trek Madone SLR with a new Trek Project One Icon Chroma Ultra-iridescent finish. It’s a pretty spectacular paint job that costs £3,850 – and then you need to factor in the cost of the frameset underneath.

> Tour de France pro bikes you can buy yourself — from Trek, Giant, Canyon, Merida, Bianchi, Pinarello, Colnago + Wilier 

Lidl-Trek use wheels from Trek’s in-house Bontrager brand and SRAM Red eTap AXS groupsets.

Stage 9, Michael Woods, Israel - Premier Tech, Factor Ostro VAM

2023 Tour de France Michael Woods © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Michael Woods soloed to victory on the Puy de Dôme on a Factor, but not the brand new O2 VAM climbing bike that has just been launched.

> Factor launches new O2 VAM as “the world’s fastest climbing bike” 

Instead, Woods opted for the existing Ostro VAM – an aero bike that’s also lightweight.

Israel - Premier Tech uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets but with FSA chainsets, and wheels from Factor’s Black Inc brand.

> Read our Factor Ostro VAM frameset review 

Scores on the doors at the first rest day

With nine stages complete, here’s how things are shaping up in terms of wins. 

Bike brands
Canyon 3
Colnago 2
Factor 1
Look 1
Specialized 1
Trek 1

Groupsets
Shimano 8
SRAM 1

Canyon tops the bike standings courtesy of Jasper Philipsen’s three stage wins while Shimano – which supports most of the teams in the Tour de France – is utterly dominating on the groupset side of things.

Stage 10, Pello Bilbao, Bahrain Victorious, Merida Scultura

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Pic: Dion Kerckhoffs-Cor Vos-SprintCyclingAgency © 2023

Right, back to it lads... Pello Bilbao got into the break and outsprinted his fellow escapees to secure his first Tour de France stage win, dedicating his victory to teammate Gino Mäder who died in a racing accident last month.

Bahrain Victorious riders have the choice of the Merida Reacto aero road bike or the lighter-weight Scultura for road stages. Bilbao rode the Scultura for his stage win.

> Read our review of the Merida Scultura Team 

Bahrain Victorious is yet another team that uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets. The wheels are Vision, the saddles Prologo and finishing kit is from FSA.

Stage 11, Jasper Philipsen, Alpecin–Deceuninck, Canyon Aeroad CFR

Four?!? Well, we might as well take a look at the bike again.

Stage 12, Ion Izagirre, Cofidis, Look 795 Blade RS

2023 Tour de France Stage 12 Ion Izagirre of Cofidis © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Spanish rider Ion Izagirre soloed to victory after attacking from a strong breakaway on the final climb. Like teammate Victor Lafay, who won Stage 2 of this year’s Tour de France, Izagirre was riding the recently updated Look 795 Blade RS.

> Look unveils lightened 795 Blade RS road bike and disc brake-equipped 796 Monoblade RS time trial bike 

2023 Tour de France Stage 12 Ion Izagirre, Cofidis © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Look claims a frame weight of 905g (size small) and 425g for the fork, and says that a complete bike weight of 7kg (size medium) is possible.

Stage 13, Michal Kwiatkowski, Ineos Grenadiers, Pinarello Dogma F

2023 Tour de France Stage 13 Michal Kwiatkowski of INEOS Grenadiers © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Pic: © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski bagged Ineos Grenadiers’ first win of this year’s Tour de France on the Pinarello Dogma F that the team rides for all road stages.

When we reviewed this bike recently, we called it a “perfectly balanced, superfast thoroughbred race bike” and we were hugely impressed by its all-round performance.

Check out our review of the Pinarello Dogma F 

2023 Tour de France Michal Kwiatkowski, Ineos Grenadiers © SWpix.com (© SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) 

Ineos Grenadiers uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets and it usually rides on Shimano wheels.

Stage 14, Carlos Rodriguez, Ineos Grenadiers, Pinarello Dogma F

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Pic: © SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Carlos Rodriguez made it back-to-back wins for Ineos Grenadiers with a downhill attack that saw him finish five seconds ahead of race favourites Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar.

Like Kwiatkowski yesterday, Rodriguez was riding a Pinarello Dogma F.

Stage 15, Wout Poels, Bahrain Victorious, Merida Scultura

2023 Tour de France Wout Poels, Bahrain Victorious © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Like Pello Bilbao on Stage 10, Wout Poels rode the Merida Scultura to victory in Morzine.

When we reviewed a Merida Scultura Team in a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 build, it hit the road.cc Scales of Truth at 7.1kg, which is very light for a bike with aero features – such as the head tube shape and the wide-bend fork blades – borrowed from its Reacto stablemate.

Poels uses a one-piece cockpit from Vision. The wheels come from Vision too.

Scores on the doors at the second rest day

With 15 stages complete, here’s how things look so far. 

Bike brands
Canyon 4
Colnago 2
Pinarello 2
Look 2
Merida 2
Factor 1
Specialized 1
Trek 1

Groupsets
Shimano 14
SRAM 1

Canyon still tops the bike standings thanks to all of Jasper Philipsen’s stage wins. As for the groupsets, well, the vast majority of Tour de France teams use Shimano, and bikes specced with components from the Japanese brand have crossed the line first on every day except one. 

Stage 16, Jonas Vingegaard, Jumbo-Visma, Cervelo P5

2023 Tour de France stage 16 Jonas Vingegaard © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1 (1)

Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Race leader Jonas Vingegaard dominated the hilly time trial on his Cervelo P5. Unlike rival Tadej Pogacar, Vingegaard opted to stay on his TT bike throughout rather than swapping to a road bike for the final climb.

Jumbo-Visma riders have sometimes used SRAM 1x (single chainring) setups for time trials this year, but Vingegaard went for a double chainset with Reserve wheels, including an Infinity Disc at the back.

Stage 17, Felix Gall, AG2R Citroen, BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc

2023 Tour de France stage 17 Felix Gall. Credit ASO-Pauline Ballet - 1

Pic: ASO-Pauline Ballet

Felix Gall bagged AG2R’s first stage win of this year’s Tour from the breakaway, managing to stay clear of Britain’s Simon Yates. He was riding a BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc – the ‘Mpc’  being short for ‘Masterpiece’. This is the name that BMC gives to its super-high-end, super-exclusive road bikes.

Gall was using Campagnolo’s newly updated Super Record Wireless Groupset but with a previous-generation chainset fitted with a power2max power meter.

Stage 18, Kasper Asgreen, Soudal Quick-Step, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

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Kasper Asgreen and his fellow escapees just about held off the chasing pack in Bourg-en-Bresse.

Asgreen was riding a Specialized Tarmac SL7 with Roval wheels and a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset.

Stage 19, Matej Mohoric, Bahrain Victorious, Merida Reacto

Slovenia’s Matej Mohoric outsprinted yesterday’s winner Kasper Asgreen to secure Bahrain Victorious’ third stage win. Unlike the other two, Mohoric won on Merida’s Reacto aero road bike.

> Read our review of the Merida Reacto 6000 

Stage 20, Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V4Rs

2023 Tour de France - Stage 20, Tadej Pogacar © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd) - 1

Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Tadej Pogacar’s hopes of winning the 2023 Tour de France are gone but he took his second stage win of this year’s race on his Colnago V4Rs. The bike is the same as the one he rode to victory on Stage 6.

Stage 21, Jordi Meeus, Bora-Hanshrohe, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

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Pic: © Zac WiLLIAMS SWpix.com (t-a Photography Hub Ltd)

Most people expected a Jasper Philipsen win on the Champs-Élysées, but his Belgian compatriot Jordi Meeus came away with the victory.

Like teammate Jai Hindley on Stage 5 and Kasper Asgreen on Stage 18, Meeus was riding a Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 with Roval wheels and a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset.

The results

With the 2023 Tour de France complete, let’s look at the standings of the various brands in terms of stage wins.

Bike brands
Canyon 4
Colnago 3
Merida 3
Specialized 3
Look 2
Pinarello 2
BMC 1
Cervelo 1
Factor 1
Trek 1

Groupsets
Shimano 18
SRAM 2
Campagnolo 1

Canyon was the most successful bike brand in terms of stage wins, all four of its victories coming courtesy of Jasper Philipsen.

Specialized, which supplies bikes for three teams, achieved three wins, as did Colnago and Merida which sponsor one team each (UAE Team Emirates and Bahrain Victorious, respectively).

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 was once again ridden to far more Tour de France stage wins than any other groupset – unsurprisingly, given the number of teams that use it.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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Miller | 7 months ago
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St17, Felix Gall, BMC with Campag: "Gall was using Campagnolo’s newly updated Super Record Wireless Groupset" - but not on that stage. You can see a wire coming out of the rear mech so he was definitely using SR EPS on that bike. Seems like AG2R didn't have a complete fleet of WRL wireless-equipped bikes during the Tour, there were still quite a few EPS bikes being used.

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Chimpilo | 7 months ago
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Hard to accept for a Storck fanatic , but The Look also gets my vote,beautiful and the craftmanship is superb.

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smv | 7 months ago
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For me it's the Merida Scultura all the way ...! 

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