Tour de France 2022: full track, stages

When will the 2022 Tour de France take place?

The 109th Tour de France will take place from July 1 to July 24, 2022.

The tour will start from Copenhagen, a year later than scheduled due to the Covid pandemic. The northernmost Grand Départ will ever consist of three stages in Denmark. After a day in France, candidates will then go up the cobblestones of the north and then the slopes of Planche des Belles Filles and will take a short tour of Switzerland before tackling the Alps, with two ends on top. Granon and Alpe d’ Huez, two stages where the legendary peloton will cross Galibier each time. The third week will start in the Pyrenees, will include two shorts of bravery towards Peyragudes Harbor and at Hautacam and will end in Rocamadour with a set 40 km demo the day before the parade towards the Champs Elysees.

Phase 1 (July 1): Copenhagen – Copenhagen (individual trial)

13 km. The event resumes with an opening time trial, a first since 2015. The course will unfold in the Danish capital on a flat track that will largely favor professionals to earn their first yellow jersey.

Second stage (July 2): Roskilde-Nyborg

199 km. The second stage of the 2022 Tour de France will be a flat stage between Roskilde and Nyborg, passing the Danish coast. This is an ideal stage for runners.
Riders will cross the first (modest) three climbs of this version at the start of the stage before crossing Sealand, which isn’t too far from shore. They will especially take the Storbaelt, a 16 km long sea bridge which will precede entry into Nyborg, the end of this stage. Vigilance will be necessary on this long and completely exposed part, which leads to the edge in case of wind.

Third stage (July 3): Vejle-Sonderborg

182 km. A basically flat stage for this third and final day in the Danish kingdom, which seems promising to the sprinter teams. The next day, the day of the transition will allow the peloton to reach Lille and northern France.

Fourth stage (5 July): Dunkirk – Calais

172 km. If the start and end are at sea level, the contestants will visit the Opal Coast reliefs and cross the Boulogne Mountains. Thus, it is a mountainous stage, which promises a lot of attacks and an amazing coastal end near the capes Gris-Nez and Blanc-Nez, especially if the conditions are windy.

Stage 5 (July 6): Lille Metropole – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

155 km. The Grand Boucle is back on the cobblestones! Four years after John Degenkolb beat the famous farm tracks of the North, Tour favorites will face their first big challenge of the summer on this studded fifth stage, in the second half, with eleven cobbled sectors (19.4 km total) varying in length from 1.3 to 2.8 km and ends at the Arenberg mine site (as in 2010 and 2014).

Stage 6 (July 7): Bench – Longue

220 km. The long crossing of the Ardennes will not be easy: after an uneven 220 km, the end of the longest stage of the 2022 edition will be filled with two difficulties, the Pulventeux Wall 6 km from the end (800m to 12.3%) and then the Côte des Religieuses (1.6 km at 5.8%), In Longwy, where the ending will be drawn. Peloton’s best punches can really come off nicely today.

Stage 7 (July 8): Tomblin – The Super Planche des Belles Filles

176 km. No respite since first reaching the top of the 2022 Tour is already looming, at Planche des Belles Filles in Vosges. For the second time, the “ultra” version of the climb will be used: a steep stretch of more than 1 km on the white track, with a 24% pass just before the line. This steep climb will create the first hierarchy among the climbers.

Eighth stage (July 9): Dole – Lausanne

184 km. The Jura reliefs would not be distinguished enough for climbers to decide between them. On the other hand, the arrival of the Tour in Switzerland should once again delight the hitters: in Lausanne, the latter will tear themselves up on the coast of the Olympic Stadium (4.8 km at an average rate of 4.6%, going to 12% at the level of the red torch) which must That particularly suit the double world champion…

Stage 9 (July 10): Eagle – Châtel-les-Ports de Soleil

183 km. The first real mountain stage in the summer will start from the headquarters of Union Cycliste Internationale, in Switzerland, and finish in Haute-Savoie. The peloton will cross Col des Mosses (13.3 km at 4.1%), Col de la Croix (8.1 km at 7.6%) and Pas de Morgins (15.4 km at 6.1%). %) before diving towards Chatel. Nice pre-alpine appetizer.

Stage 10 (July 12): Morzine Les Portes du Soleil – Megève

148 km. A stage of great beauty that will border Lake Geneva and end at Megeve Harbor after a final long climb of more than 21 kilometres. In 2020, the Critérium du Dauphiné finished there after a crazy day as the candidates attacked from zero kilometer.

Stage 11 (July 13): Albertville – Col de Granon

149 km. A new stage has been cut from a distance of less than 150 kilometers for the candidates, even more so than the day before as they will climb the magnificent bends of hairpins at Montvernier (3.4 km at 8.2%), the Col de Telegraph (11.9 km at 7.1%) and the legendary Gallibert (17.7 km at 7.1%). 6.9%), before the fireworks on the slopes of the Col du Granon (11.3 km by 9.2%). At 2,413 metres, its summit has been for a quarter of a century the highest finishing site for the Tour.

A glimpse into the eleventh stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

Twelfth stage (July 14): Brianson – Alpes d’Huez

166 km. After a three-year absence, Alpe d’Huez (13.8 km with an 8.1%) return to the Grande Boucle. This last stage of the Alps promises to be even more exciting because it will start with a new ascent at Galibier (23 km at 5.1%). It is initially broken, then crosses the infinity Col de la Croix de Fer (29 km at 5.2%) before tackling the 21 turns leading to the resort of Isère. This is the replica of the 1986 Tour stage where Greg LeMond and Bernard Henault arrived together, side by side.

A glimpse of the twelfth stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

A glimpse of the twelfth stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

Thirteenth stage (July 15): Port Doisin – Saint-Etienne

193 km. Leaving the Alps, runners, who have not been spoiled since their arrival in France, will find a stage on the road to Saint-Etienne, even if the bravest adventurers will necessarily try their luck there.

Fourteenth stage (July 16): Saint-Etienne – Mendy

195 km. A day for tough adventurers through Loire, Haute-Loire and Lozère. In Mindy, where Stephen Cummings cornered Thibaut Bennott and Romain Bardet in 2015, a good fight between the two candidates should nonetheless be held at Monte Galabert (3km by 10.2%), whose summit is 1.7km from the finish.

Sixteenth stage (July 19): Carcassonne – Foie

179 km. A day for intrepid runners, with the challenging climb of Port de Lers (11.4 km at 7%) and the Mur de Péguère attempt (9.3 km at 7.9%, last three stops at over 12% on average), which will precede a slope of more than twenty-five kilometers towards the line The end is in Foix. In 2017, Warren Bargill won there on a national holiday.

Seventeenth stage (July 20): Saint-Gaudens – Peyragudes

130 km. The first Pyrenees stage will be short and intense with four runs collected in less than 80 kilometers: Col d’Aspin (12 km at 6.5%), Hourquette d’Ancizan (8.2 km at 5.1%), and Val Louron-Azet pass (10.7 km at 6.8%) and the final towards Piragodes (8 km at 7.8%). Four years ago, Roman Bardet had his biggest win there and Chris Froome lost his yellow jersey temporarily).

A glimpse of the 17th stage of the 2022 Tour de France.  (ASO)

A glimpse of the 17th stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

Eighteenth Stage (July 21): Lourdes – Otakam

143 km. It is also designed aerodynamically (less than 150 km) and with the first segment flat, the second large Pyrenean segment will be carried away on the Aubisque Pass (16.4 km 7.1%). Competitors will then spot the Col de Spandelles (10.3 km at 8.3%), unpublished on the Tour, and then the Hautacam rally (13.6 km at 7.8%) where failure between the two candidates is entirely possible.

A glimpse into the 18th stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

A glimpse into the 18th stage of the 2022 Tour de France. (ASO)

19th stage (July 22): Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors

189 km. Runners who crossed the Pyrenees on time will explain themselves in Cahors after crossing the Gers and Tarn-et-Garonne.

Stage 20 (23 July): La Capel Marival – Rocamadour (Single Trial)

40 km. The overall classification for Tour 2022 in Rocamadour will freeze at the end of a long 40 kilometer run where the state of freshness, after three such difficult weeks, will play a decisive role, and where the differences are likely to be significant. Two climbs, the Magès climb (1.6 km at 4.7%) and the Hospitalet climb (1.5 km at 7.8%), will hold the termination towards the outcrop of one of France’s most beautiful villages.

Phase Twenty-first (July 24): Paris La Défense Arena – Paris Champs-Élysées

112 km. The start of the final stage will be given inside the circuit featuring Racing 92’s exploits, in Nanterre. This will be the first indoor test for the Tour de France. The most classic and most beautiful access will also be on the Champs-Elysées, after crossing the Place du Louvre. At the opening, it will be the first stage of the women’s Tour de France that will be contested in the heart of Paris.

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