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2022 Tour de France

109th edition: July 1 - 24, 2022

2021 Tour | List of stages | Route details | 2022 route description | Tour de France database

2022 Tour de France map

Map of the 2022 Tour de France. 21 stage totalling 3,328 kilometers. It starts in Denmark July 1.


List of stages, October 14, 2021:

1 INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL FRI 07/01/2022 COPENHAGUE > COPENHAGUE 13 KM
2 FLAT SAT 07/02/2022 ROSKILDE > NYBORG 199 KM
3 FLAT SUN 07/03/2022 VEJLE > SØNDERBORG 182 KM
MON 07/04/2022 TRANSFER
4 HILLY TUE 07/05/2022 DUNKERQUE > CALAIS 172 KM
5 HILLY WED 07/06/2022 LILLE MÉTROPOLE > ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT 155 KM
6 HILLY THU 07/07/2022 BINCHE > LONGWY 220 KM
7 MOUNTAIN FRI 07/08/2022 TOMBLAINE > LA SUPER PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES 176 KM
8 HILLY SAT 07/09/2022 DÔLE > LAUSANNE 184 KM
9 MOUNTAIN SUN 07/10/2022 AIGLE > CHÂTEL LES PORTES DU SOLEIL 183 KM
- REST DAY MON 07/11/2022 MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL
10 HILLY TUE 07/12/2022 MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL > MEGÈVE 148 KM
11 MOUNTAIN WED 07/13/2022 ALBERTVILLE > COL DU GRANON 149 KM
12 MOUNTAIN THU 07/14/2022 BRIANÇON > ALPE D'HUEZ 166 KM
13 FLAT FRI 07/15/2022 BOURG D'OISANS > SAINT-ÉTIENNE 193 KM
14 HILLY SAT 07/16/2022 SAINT-ÉTIENNE > MENDE 195 KM
- REST DAY MON 07/18/2022 CARCASSONNE
16 HILLY TUE 07/19/2022 CARCASSONNE > FOIX 179 KM
17 MOUNTAIN WED 07/20/2022 SAINT-GAUDENS > PEYRAGUDES 130 KM
18 MOUNTAIN THU 07/21/2022 LOURDES > HAUTACAM 143 KM
19 FLAT FRI 07/22/2022 CASTELNAU-MAGNOAC > CAHORS 189 KM
20 INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL SAT 07/23/2022 LACAPELLE-MARIVAL > ROCAMADOUR 40 KM
21 FLAT SUN 07/24/2022 PARIS LA DÉFENSE ARENA > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES 112 KM
        3,328 km

Bill & Carol McGann's book The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 1, 1903 - 1975 is available as an audiobook here.

Some details about the 2022 Tour de France route:

MAP
Four countries: Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and of course France will appear on the Tour map in 2022, the highest number since 2017. Denmark will become the 10th country to host the Grand Départ, and the most northerly in the Tour’s history. In France, the race will visit 8 regions and 29 departments.

STAGES
There will be 21 stages:

CALENDAR

The 2022 Tour will start on 1st July, on a Friday and not on a Saturday as usual. This is to allow for the transfer to France following the three Grand Départ stages in Denmark.

WELCOME...
to the 9 new stage town or sites that will  be hosting the Tour for the first time:

MOUNTAINS
The Vosges, Alps, Massif Central and Pyrenees are the four mountain massifs that will feature in this 109th edition, appearing in that order. There’s one climb, the Col de Spandelles (1,378m) in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées.

COBBLES
They’ll be making their return after a four-year absence. Stage five Lille Métropole > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut will feature 19.4km of cobbles, split across 11 sectors, ranging in length from 1.3 to 2.8km.

TIME TRIALS
53km is the combined distance of the two individual time trials in the 2022 Tour: 13km on the opening stage in the centre of the Danish capital, and 40km on the penultimate stage between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour.

TIME BONUSES
The first, second and third riders  across the line on each stage willreceive a time bonus of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, respectively.

PRIZE MONEY
A total of 2.3 million euros will be awarded to the teams and riders, including €500,000 to the final winner of the overall individual  classification.


Here's the the organizer's explanation of the 2022 Tour route, released October 14, 2021:

2022 ROUTE: ONE FOR THE ATTACKERS

The route of the 109th Tour de France, scheduled for the 1st to the 24th July 2022, has been unveiled in its traditional venue in Paris. The Palais des Congrès again opened its doors to thousands, including the reigning champion, Tadej Pogačar, the joint record holder for most stage wins, Mark Cavendish, and two-time world champion Julian Alaphilippe. 

The big hitters of the next Tour discovered a route filled with opportunities to go on the attack on every terrain following the Grand Départ in Copenhagen. The mountains will then set the stage for a series of showdowns to decide who gets to take the yellow jersey home, including the Super Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges department, the col du Granon and Alpe d'Huez to wrap up the Alpine chapter of the Race, before Peyragudes and the Hautacam in the Pyrenees, where the climbers will have the chance to set the race alight. 

In a historic first, riders from the women's peloton attended the ceremony to witness the birth of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The race director, Marion Rousse, announced that the inaugural edition of the race will start on 24th July, heading east before finishing on the Super Planche des Belles Filles on 31st July.

As the world of cycling looks forward to the 2022 Tour de France, the powerful scenes from the previous edition are still fresh in the mind. In the first week, viewers were treated to a no-holds-barred contest from riders who have made their mark on cycling’s current era thanks to their aggressive racing style. Riders such as Julian Alaphilippe, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert set the tone and inspire the rest of the peloton to follow their example with their victorious escapades. There will be plenty of opportunities for them and the rest to go on the attack throughout the Tour, starting with the Danish stages, where the masters of echelons will be right in their element in the 18 km crossing of the Baltic Sea, coming after a time trial for power riders in Copenhagen, the world capital of cycling, and before the sprint stage that will cap the Scandinavian adventure in Sønderborg.

The peloton will return to French soil in the Nord department. Next up, an exhausting ride to Calais, a serving of Roubaix cobblestones, a launch pad for punchers in Longwy and the first clash between the crown pretenders at La Planche des Belles Filles, this time in its "Super" version. Unless the weather turns the race into a war of attrition, the 2022 Tour offers mountain goats a prestigious path to the overall title.

The Alps will start with a summit finish on the col du Granon, 2,413 metres above sea level, on the same road that Bernard Hinault wore the yellow jersey for the last time in his career back in 1986, followed by a carbon copy of the stage from Briançon to the Alpe d'Huez, won by the Frenchman after crossing the finish line hand in hand with Greg LeMond. On the way to the Pyrenees, the Saint-Étienne and Carcassone stages have "sprint finish" written all over them, unlike the one to Mende.

At this point, the bell will call the leaders back into their mountain rings. Tadej Pogačar could soar on the ascent to Peyragudes after the Col d'Aspin and the Hourquette d'Ancizan have softened up the legs of the contenders. Regardless of whether he is in yellow by this point, the reigning champion will have to tame his rivals on the road to Hautacam, which will offer no respite with the climbs up the Aubisque and the Col de Spandelles, making its debut in the race. The final time trial will also enter uncharted waters with its finish on the Rocamadour promontory. It will be time to see where everyone stands… 24 hours later, it’ll be time to celebrate the winner on the Champs-Élysées. A new adventure will then begin with the women in the spotlight.