The veil is now lifted on the organization of the two Tour de France cyclistsprograms in July 2023. On the strength of a successful first meeting, the women’s event has become a lasting part of the sporting calendar. Differences therefore exist between the two events, but the format remains the same, the broadcaster too. And the sponsors for some, too.
A naming for the women’s Tour de France and not for the men
First distinctive element, the female race has a naming, it is associated with Zwift, a virtual training partner. The boys don’t. However, the number of sponsors varies almost from single to double, between the fifty that accompanies the men’s event and the 29 partners of the women. A gap that should tend to reduce, thanks to the popularity broadcast by the 1st edition, followed by an average of 2 million viewers (and up to more than 5 million, on the day of the final victory of Annemiek van Vleuten, at the Planche des Belles Filles.
2h30 of daily antenna against stages transmitted in full
The antenna precisely, the girls will occupy it 2h30 live every day, on France Television and internationally, while all the stages of the men will be broadcast live and in full by the public service. The men’s race is longer in time (23 days compared to 8), and in fact in kilometers per course: 3,404, compared to 956 km. The arrivals will be judged, as traditionally on the Champs-Elysées for some, in Pau, for others.
The male winner will earn ten times more than his female counterpart
Financial issue, the cash prizes will remain the same, from one edition to another. Namely that 2.3 million euros will go to the gentlemen’s race and 250,000 euros, to those of the ladies. The male winner will therefore receive the same bonus of 500,000 euros, which will be ten times less (50,000 euros) than the one who will succeed the Dutchwoman, van Vleuten. The men’s Tour de France 2023 will start on July 1 from Bilbao, ending on Sunday July 23. The same day the girls will leave from Clermont-Ferrand, for a final judged in Pau.
Km, sponsors, bonuses, direct TV… Comparative figures for the Tour de France 2023, men and women is an article published on Sportune