The map of the official route of the Tour de France 2022. The map shows all the stages and cities of start and finish of the competition. (ASO)
Where will the big start of the Tour de France 2022 take place?
The Tour will start from Copenhagen, a year after the scheduled date of the Covid pandemic. The northernmost Grand Départ in history will consist of three stages in Denmark. After a day of moving to France, the favorites will then face the northern cobblestones and then the slopes of the Planche des Belles Filles and make a short detour to Switzerland before facing the Alps, with two arrivals from summit: Granon and Alpe d’Huez, two stages where the peloton will cross the legendary Galibier each time. The third week will begin in the Pyrenees, will include two short pieces of courage towards the Peyragudes plateau and Hautacam, then end in Rocamadour with a 40 km time trial set the day before the parade to the Champs Elysees.
Departure of the Tour de France – 1st stage (Friday, July 1, 2022): Copenhagen (prologue)
13 km. The event revives with an inaugural time trial, for the first time since 2015. The course will take place in the Danish capital on a flat route that will greatly favor specialists to win the first yellow jersey.
2nd stage (Saturday, July 2, 2022): Roskilde-Nyborg
199 km. The second stage of the Tour de France 2022 will be a flat stage between Roskilde and Nyborg, passing through the Danish coast. This is an ideal stage for sprinters.
Runners will cover the first three (modest) ascents of this edition at the start of the stage before crossing the island of Seeland, never far from the coast. In particular, they will take the Storebaelt, a 16 km long sea bridge that will precede the entrance to Nyborg, the end of this stage. Surveillance will be essential in this long stretch, fully exposed, conducive to the edges in case of wind.
3rd stage (Sunday, July 3, 2022): Vejle-Sonderborg
182 km. An essentially flat stage for this third and final day in the Danish kingdom, which seems promising to speed teams. The next day, the transfer day will allow the platoon to reach Lille and northern France.
4th stage (Tuesday, July 5, 2022): Dunkirk – Calais
172 km. If the start and finish are at sea level, runners will visit the reliefs of the Opal Coast and cross the Boulonnais mountains. A mountainous stage, then, that promises many offensives and a spectacular coastal finish near the Gray-Nez and White-Nez heads, especially if conditions are windy.
5th stage (Wednesday, July 6, 2022): Lille-Métropole – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
157 km. The Grande Boucle is back on the cobblestones! Four years after John Degenkolb’s victory on the famous Northern Agricultural Tracks, the Tour’s favorites will face their first big challenge of the summer in this 5th stage nailed, in the second half, with eleven sectors of cobblestones (19, 4 km in total) ranging from 1.3 to 2.8 km and ending at the Arenberg mine (as in 2010 and 2014).
6th stage (Thursday, July 7, 2022): Binche – Longwy
220 km. The long crossing of the Ardennes will not be easy: after 220 uneven kilometers, the end of the longest stage of the 2022 edition will be full of two difficulties, the wall of Pulventeux 6 km from the finish (800 m 12 , 3%) then the Côte des Religieuses (1.6 km to 5.8%), in Longwy, at the top of which the finish will be drawn. The best punchers in the peloton can score very well that day.
7th stage (Friday, July 8, 2022): Tomblaine – La super Planche des Belles Filles
176 km. There is no truce because the first arrival is approaching the top of the Tour 2022, the Planche des Belles Filles dels Vosges. For the second time, the “super” version of the climb will be done: a very steep extension of more than a kilometer along the white road, with a step of 24% just before the line. This steep climb will create a first hierarchy among climbers.
Profile of the ascent of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, arrival of the 8th stage. (ASO)
8th stage (Saturday, July 9, 2022): Dole – Lausanne
184 km. The reliefs of the Jura will not be marked enough for climbers to decide among themselves. On the other hand, the arrival of the Tour in Switzerland should once again delight the punchers: in Lausanne, the latter, in fact, will be torn apart on the coast of the Olympic Stadium (4.8 km to 4, 6% on average, to 12%). at the level of the red flame) which should be specially adapted to the double world champion …
Profile of the ascent of the Lausanne Olympic Stadium, arrival of the 8th stage.
9th stage (Sunday, July 10, 2022): Eagle – Châtel Les Portes du Soleil
183 km. The first real mountain stage of the summer will start from the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale, in Switzerland, and will end in Haute-Savoie. The peloton will cross the Coll des Mosses (13.3 km at 4.1%), the Coll de la Croix (8.1 km at 7.6%) and the Pas de Morgins (15.4 km at 6.1%). ) before plunging into Châtel. A good snack before the Alps.
10th stage (Tuesday, July 12, 2022): Morzine Les Portes du Soleil – Megève
148 km. A stage of great beauty that will border Lake Geneva and end at the Megève plateau after a long final climb of more than 21 kilometers. In 2020, the Critérium du Dauphiné ended up there after a crazy day where the favorites attacked from mile zero.
11th stage (Wednesday, July 13, 2022): Albertville – Col du Granon
149 km. A new stage of less than 150 kilometers cut for the favorites, even more than the day before, as they will climb the sublime bends of Montvernier (3.4 km to 8.2%), the Col du Télégraphe (11.9 km to 7.1%). ) and the mythical Galibier (17.7 km at 6.9%), before the fireworks on the slopes of the Col du Granon (11.3 km at 9.2%). At 2,413 m, its summit was for a quarter of a century the highest finish point of the Tour.
The profile of the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2022 between Albertville and the arrival at the top of the Col du Granon. (ASO)
12th stage (Thursday, July 14, 2022): Briançon – Alpe d’Huez
166 km. After a three-year absence, the Alpe d’Huez (13.8 km at 8.1%) returns to the Grande Boucle. This last alpine stage promises to be even more spectacular as it will start with a new ascent of the Galibier (23 km at 5.1%). Broken at the start, it will cross the endless pass of the Croix de Fer (29 km at 5.2%) before facing the 21 bends that lead to the Isère station. The July 14 stage is an exact replica of the 1986 Tour stage where Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault arrived together, holding hands.
The profile of the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2022 between Briançon and the arrival at the top of the Alpe d’Huez (ASO)
13th stage (Friday, July 15, 2022): Bourg d’Oisans – Saint-Étienne
193 km. Leaving the Alps, the sprinters, not pampered since their arrival in France, will find a setting that suits them on the road to Saint-Étienne, although the bravest adventurers will necessarily try their luck.
14th stage (Saturday, July 16, 2022): Saint-Étienne – Mende
195 km. A day for strong adventurers through the Loire, the Haute Loire and the Lozère. In Mende, where Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet were caught by Stephen Cummings in 2015, there must be a good fight, however, between the favorites in the “Montée Jalabert” (3 km at 10.2%), the summit of which is 1.7 miles from the finish. .
16th stage (Tuesday, July 19, 2022): Carcassonne – Foix
179 km. A day for daring runners, with the difficult climb of the Port of Lers (11.4 km at 7%) and the Mur de Péguère test (9.3 km at 7.9%, the last three terminals in addition to 12% on average), which will precede. a descent of more than twenty-five miles to the goal of Foix. In 2017, Warren Barguil won a national holiday there.
The profile of the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2022 between Saint-Gaudens and the arrival at the top of the Altiport de Peyragudes. (ASO)
18th stage (Thursday, July 21, 2022): Lourdes – Hautacam
143 km. Also designed in a dynamic format (less than 150 kilometers) and with a first flat part, the second large Pyrenean piece will be carried along the Aubisque pass (16.4 km at 7.1%). Next, the runners will discover the Col de Spandelles (10.3 km at 8.3%), unheard of in the Tour, and then do the Hautacam rally (13.6 km at 7.8%) where the faults among the favorites are quite possible.
The profile of the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2022 with arrival at the top of Hautacam. (ASO)
19th stage (Friday, July 22, 2022): Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors
189 km. The sprinters who have crossed the Pyrenees on time will be told in Cahors after crossing the Gers and the Tarn-et-Garonne.
20th stage (Saturday, July 23, 2022): Lacapelle-Marival – Rocamadour (individual time trial)
40 km. The overall classification of the Tour 2022 will be frozen in Rocamadour at the end of a long 40-kilometer time trial where the state of freshness, after three weeks of this type, will play a decisive role, and where the differences risk being significant. Two ascents, the Magès (1.6 km to 4.7%) and the Hospitalet (1.5 km to 7.8%), will complicate the end of this time trial to the promontory of one of the villages most beautiful in France.
Arrival of the Tour de France – 21st stage (Sunday, July 24, 2022): Paris La Défense Arena – Paris Champs-Élysées
112 km. The start of the final phase will take place in the Arena that hosts the feats of Racing 92, in Nanterre. This will be the first indoor experience of the Tour de France. The arrival will be the most classic, also the most beautiful, in the Champs Elysees, after crossing the Louvre Square. In the opening, it is the first stage of the Women’s Tour de France to be held in the heart of Paris.
The arrival of the Tour de France will be as usual since 1975 at the Champs Elysées. (B. Papon / The team)
Which cities does the Tour de France pass through?
The 109th edition of the Tour, consisting of 21 stages, will go through many French cities but also Swiss, Belgian and even Danish cities, including the capital Copenhagen.
The cities visited during the Tour de France 2022 are: Paris, Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Grenoble, Briançon, Alpe d’Huez, Carcassonne, Bagnères-de-Luchon, Saint-Lary-Soulan, Mende, Cahors, Rocamadour, Copenhagen, Lausanne, Binche … In total, 8 regions and 29 departments visited. The Tour will go through many mountain races, cyclists will go through the Vosges, the Alps, the Massif Central and the Pyrenees.
The stages of the Tour de France 2022: 6 flat stages, 7 mountain stages, 6 mountain stages, 5 of them with high end, 2 time trial stages, 2 days of rest and one day of transfer. In total, there are 21 stages between July 1 and 24, 2022.
When will the 2022 Tour de France end?
The last stage (21st stage of La Grande Boucle) takes place on Sunday July 24, 2022 in Paris, the arrival of the Tour de France will take place at the Champs Elysees.