Tour de France 2022
A guide to the stages of the Tour de France 2022.
A guide to the stages of the Tour de France 2022.
Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2022 is a 13.2km individual time trial in Copenhagen.
Read about Stage 1 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 2 of the Tour de France 2022 is a 202km flat stage from Roskilde to Nyborg.
Read about Stage 2 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 3 of the 2022 Tour de France is a 182km flat stage from Vejle to Sønderborg. Historic sights along the way include the Jelling Stones. The race is likely to end in a bunch sprint.
Read about Stage 3 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour de France is a 172km hilly stage from Dunkirk to Calais. It goes via Saint Omer to the Opal Coast. Windy conditions on the coast, plus climbs at the Cap Griz-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez, could be decisive.
Read about Stage 4 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 5 of the Tour de France 2022 includes 20km of cobbles, and finishes in Arenberg. It resembles Paris-Roubaix, and riders who thrive in or survive the Hell of the North could do well.
Read about Stage 5 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 6 of the Tour de France 2022 is a 220km trek from Belgium to Longwy in France, through the Ardennes.
The punchy climb to the line was won by Peter Sagan in 2017, and would have suited Julian Alaphilippe in 2022 if he was there - but he isn't going to be.
Read about Stage 6 Tour de France 2022.
La Planche des Belles Filles is rapidly becoming a Tour de France classic. On stage 7 of the 2022 edition, the riders start in Tomblaine and cover 176km in total.
Could this be a shoot-out between Rog and Pog?
Read about Stage 7 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 8 goes through the Jura, but it's not a mountain stage. It's classified as hilly, and will favour puncheurs because of the short sharp climb to the finish near the Olympic Stadium in Lausanne.
Van Aert might have this stage circled in red as one to focus on.
Read about Stage 8 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 9 is a day in the Swiss mountains that finishes up over the French border, in the Haute Savoie ski resort of Châtel.
Today might not be a full-on GC day - rather, Christian Prudhomme believes the winner may come from a breakaway.
Read about Stage 9 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 10 takes place in the Alps but avoids the biggest mountain passes, so it's categorised as hilly.
It starts in Morzine and heads north down to Thonon-les-Bains on the shore of Lac Léman. Then it turns back towards the mountains in the south.
The final climb begins at Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, and continues through Megève to the Altiport at Plaine Joux.
Read about Stage 10 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 11 is a full-on mountain day, with four categorised climbs.
They are the Lacets de Montvernier, the Télégraphe and Galibier cols, and the Col du Granon.
The final climb is also the finish line, at 2,413m.
Read about Stage 11 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2022 is another day of traditional Alpine climbs. Over a total distance of 165km, the riders take on three categorised climbs.
There's the Galibier (from the south side), the Col de la Croix de Fer, and Alpe d'Huez.
This is Bastille Day, and the final climb could be noisy and chaotic.
Read about Stage 12, Tour de France 2022.
Stage 13 of the Tour de France 2022 is one for the sprinters. Even if a breakaway goes early on, it's likely to be caught.
The route takes the peloton west, to Grenoble, across the Rhône at Vienne, then on to Saint-Etienne for a bunch sprint.
Read about Stage 13, Tour de France 2022.
This hilly stage will be tough, and could be one for a breakaway. It ends with the familiar climb to Mende Aerodrome, where Steve Cummings out-foxed Pinot and Bardet in 2015.
Who will win in 2022?
Read about Stage 14 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 15 is 200km and includes some rolling terrain, but it's an opportunity the sprinters' teams won't want to miss.
If it comes down to a bunch sprint, will it be Fabio Jakobsen who wins?
Read about Stage 15 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 16 is 179km, with two Pyrenean climbs late on.
The second is the steep Mur de Péguère, where Wiggins waited for Evans in 2012 after tacks were thrown on the road.
The last 25km to the finish in Foix are downhill.
Read about Stage 16 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 17 is a short but tough Pyrenean mountain stage. A team could make it hard as soon as the climbing starts, around 53km.
The climbs are well-known: Col d'Aspin, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Col de Val Louron-Azet, and Peyragudes.
Read about Stage 17 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 18 is a the last mountain stage, and could be the scene of a battle royale among the GC contenders.
There are three categorised climbs - the Col d'Aubisque, the Col de Spandelles, and the summit finish at Hautacam.
Read about Stage 18 Tour de France 2022.
Stage 19 is the penultimate opportunity for the sprinters, the ultimate one being the Champs-Elysées.
The stage takes the peloton north, away from the Pyrenees, and ends with a sprint on Boulevard Gambetta in Cahors.
Read about Stage 19 Tour de France 2022.
If the GC is still close near the end of the 2022 Tour de France, the 40.7km time trial on Stage 20 could be decisive.
Read about Stage 20 Tour de France 2022.
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Stage 21 was the traditional messing about and drinking fizz. The sporting action is the sprint on the Champs-Elysées.
Read the Stage 21 TDF 2022 Blog.
This could have been a nail-biter, a cliff-hanger, an edge-of-your-seater, but it wasn't, because the GC was already pretty much settled.
The results reflected the Tour de France 2022, and felt appropriate.
Read the Stage 20 TDF 2022 Blog.
Stage 19 could have been a breakaway day or a bunch sprint, but it turned out to be a hybrid - a Toyota Prius stage.
It was also another Not Quite Wright day, but Fred's time will come.
Read the Stage 19 TDF 2022 Blog.
Stage 18 was the last mountain stage, and saw a battle between the top two, with Wout van Aert playing a vital part.
In contrast to yesterday's flamboyant celebration by the stage winner, today the first rider across the line at Hautacam gave a modest wave.
Read the Stage 18 TDF 2022 Blog.
Stage 17 was a short but tough Pyrenean mountain stage ending at Peyragudes. Brandon McNulty was the man of the day with a surprising performance, and there was a small change in time difference between the top two.
Read the Stage 17 TDF 2022 Blog.
Stage 16 was 179km, with two Pyrenean climbs late on. The second was the steep Mur de Péguère.
It was a story of inconsiderate withdrawals from the race, blunted attacks, and a satisfying day of Maple Leaf glory.
Read the Stage 16 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
Stage 15 was 200km in baking hot sunshine, and it was an opportunity the sprinters' teams didn't want to miss - although some of them did miss it.
Aside from the stage win, the sub-plot was Jumbo Visma riders falling like yellow skittles.
Read the Stage 15 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
16th July 2022
The familiar climb to Mende Aerodrome, where Steve Cummings out-foxed Pinot and Bardet in 2015, has now hosted another memorable race.
In the GC battle, Pogacar did his best to ride away from the yellow jersey.
Read the Stage 14 TDF 2022 Blog.
16th July 2022
Stage 13 of the Tour de France 2022 turned out to be a day for the breakaway. Fred Wright was in it again, but could he take advantage and win this time?
Read the Stage 13, TDF 2022 Blog.
15th July 2022
Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2022 was another day of traditional Alpine climbs, finishing with a noisy and chaotic Alpe d'Huez.
On a day of extreme heat made much more likely by global heating Tom Pidcock, promoting an oil, plastics and SUVs company, won the stage.
Read the Stage 12, Tour de France 2022 Blog.
14th July 2022
There was more than enough action on Stage 11 for three days of racing.
The key to it was Jumbo Visma's tactics on the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier. They had a bold plan, all the riders were committed to it, and they carried it out.
Read the Stage 11 TDF 2022 Blog.
13th July 2022
Stage 10 took place in the Alps but avoided the biggest mountain passes. It was a day for the breakaway.
The final climb to Megève Altiport was the setting for the stage win, and to see if Lennard Kamna could take enough time on the peloton to seize the yellow jersey.
Read the Stage 10 TDF 2022 Blog.
11th July 2022
Stage 9 was a day in the Swiss mountains that finished up over the French border, in the Haute Savoie ski resort of Châtel.
Christian Prudhomme believed the winner would come from a breakaway, and so it proved.
Read the Stage 9 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
10th July 2022
Stage 8 favoured puncheurs because of the short sharp climb to the finish near the Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I said beforehand that Van Aert might have this stage circled in red as one to focus on, and it seems he did - but it also seems as though his pen might be running out of red ink from too much circling of stages.
Read the Stage 8 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
9th July 2022
'The finish is in Paris, not here,' said Jumbo Visma Managing Director Richard Plugge after Stage 7. 'We stick to our plan.'
It was a day of what might have been for Lennard Kämna, and small changes on GC.
Read the Stage 7 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
8th July 2022
Stage 6 of the Tour de France 2022 was a 220km trek from Belgium to Longwy in France, through the Ardennes.
Wout van Aert's very long range effort didn't succeed, and the final climb turned into a GC battle.
Read the Stage 6 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
6th July 2022
Stage 5 of the Tour de France 2022 included 20km of cobbles, and finished in Arenberg. It caused quite a few crashes and mechanicals.
Read the Stage 5 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
5th July 2022
Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour de France was a 172km hilly stage from Dunkirk to Calais. As predicted, the Cap Blanc-Nez climb was decisive.
Read the Stage 4 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
4th July 2022
Stage 3 of the Tour de France 2022 was a 182km flat stage from Veje to Sønderborg. It was another day of sunshine and huge crowds, and the first half of the race starred Danish rider Magnus Cort.
2nd July 2022
Stage 2 of the Tour de France 2022 was a 202km flat stage from Roskilde to Nyborg. It was a day that belonged to the crowds lining the route, much like Stages 1 & 2 of the Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire.
2nd July 2022
Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2022 took place on Friday 1st July 2022, and there was a surprise result. Stefan Bissegger and Geraint Thomas had travails of various kinds.
Read the Stage 1 Tour de France 2022 Blog.
The teams and riders on the start list for the Tour de France 2022 (provisional at the time of writing).
|Friday 1st July 2022||Stage 1, Copenhagen ITT|
|Saturday 2nd July 2022||Stage 2, Roskilde to Nyborg|
|Sunday 3rd July 2022||Stage 3, Vejle to Sønderborg
|Monday 4th July 2022||Rest Day
|Tuesday 5th July 2022||Stage 4, Dunkirk to Calais
|Wednesday 6th July 2022||Stage 5, Lille to Arenberg
|Thursday 7th July 2022||Stage 6, Binche to Longwy
|Friday 8th July 2022||Stage 7, Tomblaine to La Super Planche des Belles Filles
|Saturday 9th July 2022||Stage 8, Dole to Lausanne
|Sunday 10th July 2022||Stage 9, Aigle to Châtel Portes du Soleil
|Monday 11th July 2022||Rest Day
|Tuesday 12th July 2022||Stage 10, Morzine to Megève
|Wednesday 13th July 2022||Stage 11, Albertville to Col du Granon
|Thursday 14th July 2022||Stage 12, Briançon to Alpe d'Huez
|Friday 15th July 2022||Stage 13, Bourg d'Oisans to Saint-Etienne
|Saturday 16th July 2022||Stage 14, Saint-Etienne to Mende
|Sunday 17th July 2022||Stage 15, Rodez to Carcassonne
|Monday 18th July 2022||Rest Day
|Tuesday 19th July 2022||Stage 16, Carcassonne to Foix
|Wednesday 20th July 2022||Stage 17, Saint-Gaudens to Peyragudes
|Thursday 21st July 2022||Stage 18, Lourdes to Hautacam
|Friday 22nd July 2022||Stage 19, Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors
|Saturday 23rd July 2022||Stage 20, Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour
|Sunday 24th July 2022||Stage 21, Paris La Défense Arena to Paris Champs-Elysées