A few weeks left before the Tour de France 2022. Still, the season has already begun, and the front-runners for the yellow jersey seem to have had an opportunity to show off their early-season form.
The world’s greatest cyclists gathered in France and Italy this past week for the simultaneous versions of Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. These are two of the most critical week-long events on the calendar, following the dispersed schedules of January and February.
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Official 2022 Tour de France Route
At the start of the three weeks long Tour de Francia 2022, riders will face a 13-kilometer time trial in Copenhagen. Then a return to the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix on stage 5, as well as a mountain wrap up at La Planche des Belles Filles. Next a trip back to L’Alpe d’Huez and more summit finishes in the Pyrenees. Finally, the Tour de France 2022 route will conclude with a 40-kilometer time trial.
After a one-year delay due to a conflict with the European Football Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, the TDF 2022 will begin in Copenhagen. There will be an early rest day on July 4th after two flat stages and a city-center time trial on Friday, July 1st.
With a stage on the northern coast of France, comprising 19.4 kilometers of cobblestones from Paris-Roubaix renown, 2022 Tour de France racing begins on Tuesday. Stage 6 begins in Binche, Belgium, and proceeds south via Luxembourg to Longwy, France, where the race ends. Super Planche des Belles Filles is the finish line for Stage 7 of this year’s race. Over the weekend, the Tour will go through Switzerland’s rugged terrain to the south.
There are three Alpine mountain stages in week 2. Stage 12 on Bastille Day returns the Tour de France riders to L’Alpe d’Huez after a four-year hiatus from the Tour. Then, on July 18th, there will be a rest day in Carcassonne for the sprinters after three ideal stages.
In the third and final week of the Tour de France schedule, stages 17 and 18 had back-to-back summit finales at Peyragudes and Hautacam, respectively. It will take place on July 23rd in the towns of Lacapelle and Rocamadour, and cyclists will arrive in Paris on Sunday morning for the customary Tour de France finish around Paris.
Here’s a Map Guide of the Route of Tour de France
Tour de France 2022 Route Locations and Dates:
The Tour de France route for 2022 begins in the magnificent Danish capital of Copenhagen. It concludes, as is traditional, in the French capital of Paris.
- Copenhagen (Denmark) / July 1
- Roskilde to Nyborg (Denmark) / July 2
- Vejle to Sønderborg (Denmark) / July 3
- Dunkirk to Calais (France) / July 5
- Lille Metropolis to Arenberg (France) / July 6
- Binche (Belgium) to Longwy (France) / July 7
- Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles (France) / July 8
- Dole to Lausanne (Switzerland) / July 9
- Aigle (Switzerland) to Châtel The Portes Du Soleil (France) / July 10
- Morzine The Portes Du Soleil (France) / REST DAY / July 11
- Morzine The Portes Du Soleil to Megève (France) / July 12
- Albertville to Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (France) / July 13
- Briancon to Alpe D’huez (France) / July 14
- Le Bourg D’oisans to Saint-Etienne (France) / July 15
- Saint-Etienne to Mende (France) / July 16
- Rodez to Carcassonne (France) / July 17
- Carcassonne (France) / REST DAY / July 18
- Carcassonne to Foix (France) / July 19
- Saint-Gaudens to Peyragudes (France) / July 20
- Lourdes to Hautacam (France) / July 21
- Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors (France) / July 22
- Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour (France) / July 23
- Paris La Defense Arena to Paris Champs-Élysées (France) / July 24
Tour de France Stages
According to the latest Tour de France news, this year’s route does not favor sprinters, instead emphasizing summit finishers and a return to the famed cobblestones of Paris. The event will kick out with a 13-kilometer time trial through Copenhagen’s city center before returning to France’s north coast and heading west via Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
Once in Paris, cyclists will ride 40 kilometers in a time trial before completing the race on the Champs Elysees, located in the heart of France’s capital. Approximately 20 kilometers of Paris-Roubaix cobblestones, some of which have never been used in the Tour or Paris-Roubaix, will be included for the first time since 2018.
On the Tour de France official website, competitors will cycle 3,328 kilometers (2,068 miles) throughout 21 stages.
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL||FRI 07/01/2022||Copenhagen > Copenhagen||13.2 KM|
|2||FLAT||SAT 07/02/2022||Roskilde > Nyborg||202.5 KM|
|3||FLAT||SUN 07/03/2022||Vejle > Sønderborg||182 KM|
|4||HILLY||TUE 07/05/2022||Dunkirk > Calais||171.5 KM|
|5||HILLY||WED 07/06/2022||Lille Metropolis > Arenberg||154 KM|
|6||HILLY||THU 07/07/2022||Binche > Longwy||220 KM|
|7||MOUNTAIN||FRI 07/08/2022||Tomblaine > La Planche des Belles Filles||176.5 KM|
|8||HILLY||SAT 07/09/2022||Dole > Lausanne||186.5 KM|
|9||MOUNTAIN||SUN 07/10/2022||Aigle > Châtel The Portes Du Soleil||193 KM|
|-||REST DAY||MON 07/11/2022||Morzine The Portes Du Soleil|
|10||HILLY||TUE 07/12/2022||Morzine The Portes Du Soleil > Megève||148.5 KM|
|11||MOUNTAIN||WED 07/13/2022||Albertville > Col du Granon Serre Chevalier||152 KM|
|12||MOUNTAIN||THU 07/14/2022||Briancon > Alpe D’huez||165.5 KM|
|13||FLAT||FRI 07/15/2022||Le Bourg D’oisans > Saint-Etienne||193 KM|
|14||HILLY||SAT 07/16/2022||Saint-Etienne > Mende||192.5 KM|
|15||FLAT||SUN 07/17/2022||Rodez > Carcassonne||202.5 KM|
|-||REST DAY||MON 07/18/2022||Carcassonne|
|16||HILLY||TUE 07/19/2022||Carcassonne> Foix||178.5 KM|
|17||MOUNTAIN||WED 07/20/2022||Saint-Gaudens > Peyragudes||130 KM|
|18||MOUNTAIN||THU 07/21/2022||Lourdes > Hautacam||143.5 KM|
|19||FLAT||FRI 07/22/2022||Castelnau-Magnoac > Cahors||188.5 KM|
|20||INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL||SAT 07/23/2022||Lacapelle-Marival > Rocamadour||40.7 KM|
|21||FLAT||SUN 07/24/2022||Paris La Defense Arena > Paris Champs-Élysées||116 KM|
Anticipated Tour de France Competitors
This year’s Tour de France start list has been expected to have four British riders. However, injuries and other causes may alter that number.
Tom Pidcock, 22, has only been racing professionally for a year as a professional racer. Yet, he won gold in cross-country mountain biking in the summer 2022 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Olympic gold medalist Geraint Thomas, 36, is the first Welsh and British-born cyclist to win the Tour de France in 2018, making him a two-time Olympic champion.
Adam Yates, a 29-year-old British cyclist from Bury, finished fourth overall and first in the young rider classification in the Tour de France in 2016. Ineos Grenadiers will field the three riders.
As for Chris Froome, he’s competing for Israel–Premier Tech and aiming to win his fifth Tour de France, even though he’s 37 years old and has been plagued by injuries throughout his preseason training.
Complete List of Participating Teams of This Year’s Tour de France
- AG2R Citroën Team
- Alpecin – Fenix
- Astana Qazaqstan Team
- B&B Hotels – KTM
- Bahrain Victorious
- Bora – Hansgrohe
- EF Education – Easypost
- Groupama – FDJ
- Ineos Grenadiers
- Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux
- Israel – Premier Tech
- Jumbo – Visma
- Lotto Soudal
- Movistar Team
- Quick – Step Alpha Vinyl Team
- Team Arkea – Samsic
- Team BikeExchange – Jayco
- DSM Team
- Trek – Segafredo
- UAE Team Emirates
The incumbent champion is Tadej Pogačar, who won his second consecutive TDF standings victory in 2021. At only 21 years of age, he became the race’s youngest ever winner, following in the footsteps of 1904 champion Firmin Labot.
Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins, and Chris Froome had won seven of the previous eight Tour de France standings with Ineos/Sky before the arrival of Pogačar. Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali was the second rider to break the British team’s stranglehold in the 2014 Tour de France results in a victory.
Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, and Miguel Indurain all have five Tour victories.
Two years ago, Peter Sagan was defeated in the race for the green jersey, which is a contemporary rarity. In 2020, he was beaten by Sam Bennett after a long race, while in 2021, Mark Cavendish won the race and four stages. Despite this fact, Sagan still retains the record for most victories in a green jersey, with seven in nine appearances. Second place goes to Erik Zabel with six jerseys, followed by Sean Kelly with four.
Pogačar also holds the title of defending mountain class champion. In TDF 2021, he won the yellow, polka dot, and white jerseys for the second time in a row. After victories by Romain Bardet, Julian Alaphilippe, and Warren Barguil, he ended a three-year French dominance in 2020.
Virenque’s seven polka dot jersey victories are unbeatable; Rafał Majka and Pogačar are the only current riders with more than one king of the mountains title each, and they are unlikely to be dethroned anytime soon.
Tour de France FAQs
How many miles is the Tour de France?
How long is the Tour de France?
In terms of worldwide sporting events, the Tour de France is the most-watched of the year every year. It took more or less 200 cyclists 23 days to cover the distance. Additionally, the marathon often starts outside of France’s cities and villages.
Where is the Tour de France today?
According to the Tour de France live updates, the route will start in Denmark
How many riders are in Tour de France?
Twenty-two nine-man teams of cyclists participate in the Tour de France. A race itinerary covers 3,500 kilometers over the course of 21 days in July.
Who is the woman who caused the tour de France crash?
Tony Martin, a German cyclist, fell 28 kilometers from the end zone of the first stage between Brest and Landerneau in northwest France. Several cyclists were injured as a result of the accident that ensued as a result of this event.
How many stages in Tour de France?
According to the Tour de France 2022 dates and stages, there will be 21. There are six flat stages, seven difficulty levels, and six mountain stages with five summit finishes (Col du Granon, Alpe d’Huez, Peyragudes, and Hautacam).