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Tour de France 2022

Tour de France 2022 race news, results, tour map, race tech, analysis, and photos.

Dates: July 1 - July 24
Stages: 21
Rest days: 3
Start: Copenhagen
Finish: Paris

Tour de France stage 15 results

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) sprinted to victory in Carcassonne after holding off Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) to claim his first Tour de France victory on stage 15.

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) escaped with his race lead intact after crashing with 56 kilometers to go.

Stage 15 results and report.

Tour de France stage 14 results

Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco) took one of the finest victories of his career with an impressive solo effort into Mende on stage 14 of the Tour de France.

Matthews was part of a large breakaway that went clear after around 40k to go and the Australian then attacked that group with just over 50k to go. He was joined by several riders but a late attack on the Montée Jalabert was enough to deliver him to victory.

Stage 14 results and report.

Tour de France stage 13 results

Mads Pedersen’s determined ride on an undulating stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday was a display of the same strength that earned him the world championship title in 2019.

Pedersen unleashed his sprint with approximately 250 meters to go, easily beating British rider Fred Wright (Bahrain-Victorious) and the Canadian Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech) to the line in Saint-Étienne.

Stage 13 results and report.

Tour de France stage 12 results

Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) attacked from the breakaway to take an historic victory on Alpe d’Huez at the Tour de France.

The British rider attacked his four breakaway companions with just over 10 kilometers to go and never looked back. Louis Meintjes (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) finished second at 48 seconds behind Pidcock with Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech) taking third, just over two minutes adrift.

Stage 12 results and report.

Tour de France stage 11 results

Jonas Vingegaard pulled off a stunning stage win at the Tour de France on Wednesday to race leader Tadej Pogačar on the Col du Granon and ride into the overall race leader’s jersey.

The Danish rider nabbed the yellow jersey as Pogačar cracked, suffering what may have been a case of hunger knock on the final climb and finishing almost three minutes down.

Stage 11 results and report.

Tour de France stage 10 results

Having spent the early days of this year’s Tour de France sporting the King of the Mountains jersey, Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost) raced back into the headlines on stage 10 when he took a narrow victory ahead of Nick Schultz (BikeExchange-Jayco).

Spain’s Luis Leon Sánchez (Bahrain Victorious) and American rider Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar Team) were third and fourth. Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) was 11th.

Stage 10 results and report.

Tour de France stage 9 results

Bob Jungels (AG2R-Citroën) won stage 9 of the Tour de France after leaving his breakaway companions on the Col de la Croix, setting off on a 65km solo attack.

He held off a late charge from Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) to win his first stage at the Tour and marked a triumphant return to form following his difficulties with arterial endofibrosis, a rare condition that reduces blood flow to the legs, over the last two years.

Stage 9 results and report.

Tour de France stage 8 results

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) kicked past Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) for an imperious Tour de France victory on the Cote du Stade Olympique.

Matthews lunged for second after opening up the final sprint on the grinding uphill finish, while yellow jersey Pogačar came across third on stage 8 of the race.

Stage 8 results and report.

Tour de France stage 7 results

Clawing back his rival right before the line, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Emirates) nipped past Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) for victory on the Super Planches des Belles Filles summit of the Tour de France.

Vingegaard had looked poised for victory after a lighting attack close to the line, overhauling breakaway rider Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) with 100 meters to go and initially gapping Pogačar.

Stage 7 results and report.

Tour de France stage 6 results

Tadej Pogačar followed up his strong showing on the cobbles with a similarly impressive blitz through the Ardennes on Thursday, nabbing the seventh Tour de France stage win of his career.

The UAE Team Emirates rider answered an early jump by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) inside the final 400 metres of a hilly finale, blasting clear of the others in a select front group and hitting the line first.

Stage 6 results and report.

Tour de France stage 5 results

Simon Clarke (Israel PremierTech) won a breathtaking final out of a group of four that survived from the day’s early break.

American talent Neilson Powless spent the day in the escape and made an early attack for stage honors only to run out of steam and finish fourth. The EF Education-EasyPost ace is more than consoled by vaulting way up to second overall behind Wout van Aert.

Stage 5 results and report.

Tour de France stage 4 results

CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 05: Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team Jumbo - Visma Yellow Leader Jersey celebrates at finish line as stage winner during the 109th Tour de France 2022, Stage 4 a 171,5km stage from Dunkerque to Calais / #TDF2022 / #WorldTour / on July 05, 2022 in Calais, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) celebrates at finish line (Photo: Getty Images).

Frustrated by a hat trick of near misses on the opening three days of the Tour de FranceWout van Aert put his run of second places behind him in authoritative flair on stage four of the race, soloing to an impressive victory in the yellow jersey.

Set up perfectly by a storming Jumbo-Visma team on the final climb of the day, the Belgian went solo with 11 kilometres to go and caused chaos behind.

Stage 4 report and results.

Tour de France stage 3 results

Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange Jayco) scored Tour de France victory in a four-up photo finish Sunday.

Groenewegen topped yellow jersey Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Decuninck), and Peter Sagan (Total Energies) in Sønderborg, Denmark.

Stage 3 report and results.

Dylan Groenewegen celebrates victory. (Photo: DAVID STOCKMAN/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Tour de France stage 2 results

Fabio Jakobsen won his maiden Tour de France stage victory on day two of the Tour de France. The Dutch rider won a messy and chaotic sprint ahead of Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma) and Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo).

Van Aert did enough to take the yellow jersey through bonus seconds.

A crash inside the final 3km saw a number of riders fall, including Ben O'Connor, Chris Froome and Dani Martinez. The defending champion Tadej Pogačar avoided the main fall but hurt his hand on the barriers.

Stage 2 report and results.

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team's Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 2nd stage of the Tour de France.

Tour de France stage 1 results

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) was the shock winner on stage 1 of the 2022 Tour de France. The Belgian stormed to victory in Copenhagen, winning the opening time trial ahead of Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates).

Lampaert began the day off-radar but rode the time trial of his life to go five seconds faster than countryman to take the first yellow jersey of the race.

Most of the GC contenders were tightly matched, although Ben O'Connor lost 54 seconds to Pogačar.

Stage 1 report and results.

Yves Lampaert celebrates yellow. (Photo: JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Tour de France key stories

Tour de France contenders

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) heads to the Tour de France as the number one favorite having won the race for the last two years. The Slovenian had the entire UAE Team Emirates squad at his disposal as he looks to secure a third straight title in the race.

Jonas Vingegaard and Primož Roglič will lead the line for Jumbo-Visma. Both riders have finished second to Pogačar in recent years and will be looking to make it onto the top step of the podium for the first time in their careers.

Daniel Martinez, Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates will spearhead a strong-looking Ineos Grenadiers with the British team unable to count on the 2019 winner Egan Bernal. However, Richard Carapaz, third in the Tour de France in 2021, is skipping the race this year.

Aleksandr Vlasov — winner of the Tour de Romandie in April — will target the yellow jersey for Bora-Hansgrohe, while Ben O'Connor will be looking to improve on his fourth-place from 2021.

Tour de France route

The 2022 Tour de France is the biggest bike race in the world. The 2022 route is a race with “a bit of everything” according to course designer, Thierry Gouvenou. The 21-day, 3,300-kilometer route brings in nearly all aspects of racing, including big climbs, long time trials, and rough cobblestones.

Starting in Copenhagen, this year’s Tour de France will kick off with a 13-kilometer pan-flat time trial that will define the early part of the race. Some sprint opportunities follow before the next big challenge of the cobbles on stage 5.

The first big summit finish immediately follows the cobbles with a ride up the brutal Planche des Belles Filles and the week will close on stage 9 with the uphill finish on the Châtel les Portes du Soleil.

Week two will begin in the mountains with finishes on the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier and Alpe d’Huez coming on stages 11 and 12. The Galibier will be ridden in both stages with the riders tackling a different side each time.

Following a long wait, the sprinters will come to the fore at the end of the second week with a couple of chances for glory in Saint-Étienne and Carcassonne.

The crucial final week begins in the medium mountains before another tough double-header of summit finishes on the Peyragudes and the Hautacam. A sprint stage into Cahors will be a buffer before the decisive 40-kilometer flat individual time trial between Lacapelle-Merival and Rocamadour.

As is traditional, the race will conclude with a sprint stage into Paris.

Tour de France sprinters

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl has decided to leave last year's green jersey Mark Cavendish at home and will instead build its sprint train around Fabio Jakobsen.

Caleb Ewan will be hoping to make up for his poor showing at the Giro d'Italia with a stage win or two, while Dylan Groenewegen, Mads Pedersen, Alexander Kristoff  and Jasper Philipsen will all feature.

Tour de France bikes and tech

Tour de France teams

Tour de France teams 2022
Tour de France teams 2022 (Photo: ASO)

UCI Proteams

Alpecin-Fenix, Arkea-Samsic, B&B Hotels-KTM, and TotalEnergies.

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Tour de France Writers

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world.

Betsy Welch

Betsy is a senior editor at VeloNews. Before that, she was a Spanish teacher and most recently, a Registered Nurse working in community health. She’s been freelancing about bikes and other outdoors and health-related topics for over a decade. When she’s not riding or writing, Betsy adores traveling. In 2016, she started, and will one day finish, bikepacking the length of the Baja Divide.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including eight grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Jim Cotton

Jim is a UK-based editor and reporter. With experience on the ground at the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, road worlds, UAE Tour and many others, Jim has worked some of the biggest races in the world. Like any aspirational WorldTour rookie, he knows that a Tour de France debut is around the corner. Jim covers a lot of race reports while also focussing on deep dives into the dynamics, personalities and training at the top of the sport. And where are many of those story ideas dreamed up? While out training for trail running races – but don’t hold that against him.

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at Before that, he was the EIC at Cyclingnews between 2008 and 2022. Originally from Ireland but based in the UK, he has reported from over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several world championships across Europe, three editions of the Tour Down Under, the Spring Classics, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and numerous other major cycling events. Daniel plans the global race and news coverage for VeloNews and works alongside the rest of the excellent editorial team in ensuring that the site’s reporting delivers to its loyal and respected readership. Rides: Pinarello, Cinelli, and Cannondale.

Dan Martin

Dan Martin was one of the most successful riders of his generation with the Irishman winning stages in all three grand tours, and finishing inside the top-ten in all of them too. Also a winner of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Il Lombardia, he was a consistent winner throughout his career. Having retired at the end of 2021, Martin has started a number of new projects, including regular contributions for.

How to watch the Tour de France in 2022

For 2022: GCN+ is showing the Tour de France in North America. Those of you in Europe have more options.

Inside the United States and Canada

Cycling fans in the U.S.A. and Canada can watch the Tour de France streamed through GCN+. The $49 annual subscription will allow you to watch via a web browser, the mobile app, or a smart tv app.

Daily coverage begins as early as 5:00 a.m. EDT daily. You’ll want to check the specific broadcast time for each stage, since there is some variability in the start times of the daily broadcast.

Outside the United States and Canada

GCN+ will show the race in Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Eurosport will show the race in Europe. Other options include Rai Sport in Italy, L'Equipe TV in France, and Sporza in Belgium.