Stage 1 Tour de France 2022

Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen
Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen, by the European Commission

Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2022 is a 13.1km individual time trial in Copenhagen, which should allow a time trial specialist to take the first yellow jersey.

Stage 1 Tour de France 2022: Race Details

Race details - Stage 1, Tour de France 2022
Stage classification Individual time trial
Distance 13.1km
Intermediate sprint N/A
Climbs None

Stage 1 Tour de France 2022: Map

This is a map of the route of Stage 1, Tour de France 2022 from the Copenhagen Grand Départ website.

Stage 1 Tour de France 2022 route map
Stage 1 Tour de France 2022 route map, ©Tour de France/Copenhagen Grand Départ

This is a map of the Stage 1 Tour de France 2022 route in PDF format.

Stage 1 Tour de France 2022: Route Notes

Points of interest along the way include the Dronning Louises Bro, which carries the world's busiest cycle lane (40,000 riders per day), the Little Mermaid, and the Amalienborg Royal Palace.

Dronning Louises Bro

The riders set off on Nørre Farimagsgade, alongside the Ørstedsparken. They cross the Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise's Bridge).

Trianglen

There are two more bridges (Fredensbro and Østerbro), followed by a triangular route in an area called Trianglen, which connects the Nørrebro, Østerbro and Inner City districts. The riders pass the Parken Stadium (the national football stadium).

So far, it's all wide roads.

Kastellet

Next the route goes around the Kastellet - the Citadel of Copenhagen, which dates from 1662. Now the roads are narrower and more twisting.

The riders will pass the world's most disappointing tourist attraction, the Little Mermaid.

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, by Long Zheng, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Amalienborg

They then go past the Amalienborg Royal Palace, Kongens Nytorv marble church, and the Nyhaven (New Harbour).

The route goes under the Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library) and the modern BLOX.

The Finish

The finish is on Hans Christian Andersens Boulevard.

Stage 1 Tour de France 2022: the Favourites

The favourites for Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2022 will be the time trial specialists.

If taking part in the Tour, this would include Filippo Ganna and Rohan Dennis. Perhaps Tom Dumoulin will be back at the Tour too.

The GC contenders could be in the mix too: Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, and even Geraint Thomas.

Who do you think will win the Stage 1 individual time trial?

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