The Tour de France Femmes 2022 is an 8-stage race in France from Sunday 24th July to Sunday 31st July 2022.
Stage 1 is an 81.7km circuit race from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysées. This is the Stage 1 map:
This is the profile of Stage 1:
The Champs-Elysées is the most famous street in Paris.
It runs for 1.2 miles from place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe at Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
The lower part of the Champs-Elysées was originally laid out by André le Nôtre as an extension of Tuileries gardens in 1667.
The street was extended from Rond-Point up to Etoile under Napoléon Bonaparte. The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Bonaparte but not completed until after his fall from power in 1815. The Champs-Elysées was remodelled under Emporer Napoléon III from 1854.
The Bastille Day parade takes place here every year.
There are eight traffic lanes on the Champs-Elysées, and it is very polluted. In 2021 Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans to cut space for motor vehicles by 50%, create 'tree tunnels' to improve air quality, and to give more space to pedestrians.
Apparently work will only begin after the 2024 Olympic Games, and won't be completed until 2030.
Stage 2 is a 136.4km flat stage from Meaux to Provins. This is the Stage 2 map:
This is the profile of Stage 2:
Stage 3 is a 133.6km hilly stage from Reims to Epernay. This is the Stage 3 map:
This is the profile of Stage 3:
Stage 4 is a 126.8km hilly stage from Troyes to Bar-sur-Aube. This is the Stage 4 map:
This is the profile of Stage 4:
Stage 5 is a 175.6km hilly stage from Bar-le-Duc to Saint-Dié-les-Vosges. This is the Stage 5 map:
This is the profile of Stage 5:
Stage 6 is a 128.6km hilly stage from Saint-Dié-les-Vosges to Rosheim. This is the Stage 6 map:
This is the profile of Stage 6:
Stage 7 is a 127.1km mountain stage from Sélestat to Le Markstein Fellering. This is the Stage 7 map:
This is the profile of Stage 7:
Stage 8 is a 123.3km mountain stage from Lure to La Super-Planche-des-Belles-Filles. This is the Stage 8 map:
This is the profile of Stage 8:
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