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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 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 Gerain 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 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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Latest Tour de France News

2 days ago

Ag2r-Citroën waiting for Bob Jungels COVID test ahead of Tour de France

Team boss confirms American rider Larry Warbasse would not be selected as a replacement following recent COVID bout.

2 days ago

Tour de France: Michael Matthews bracing for ‘chaos’ in windy crossing of Danish bridge

Forecasters are expecting winds up to 20kph during second stage that could provoke splits in peloton ahead of bridge crossing.

2 days ago

Tour de France: EF Education balances youth and experience with Powless and Urán

Team sends attack-minded squad to the Tour to hunt stage wins and a possible top-10 on GC.

2 days ago

COVID strikes team of defending Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar

Matteo Trentin returned a COVID-19 diagnosis Wednesday and Marc Hirschi will replace him.

2 days ago

Jonas Vingegaard says Danish doping legacy doesn’t ‘hinder’ his Tour de France progress

Rising Danish star says 'there are always doubts' about performances based on cycling's notorious doping past.

2 days ago

Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard: ‘We make each other stronger’ at the Tour de France

Jumbo-Visma duo says arriving to the Alps with all GC options fully intact is key in bid to derail Tadej Pogačar.

2 days ago

Wout van Aert: I don’t see problems combining Tour de France goals

Questions remain over the Belgian's knee injury heading into the Tour de France.

2 days ago

Jumbo-Visma’s lead sport director hit by COVID-19

Jumbo-Visma is among several teams hit by COVID just days ahead of the start of the 2022 Tour.

2 days ago

Tour de France Bikes: Neilson Powless’ limited edition Palace Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Dragons have taken over this special bike celebrating the Tour de France Femmes.

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Toms on Tour blog: The buzz is most definitely here

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3 days ago

Peloton arrives in Copenhagen ahead of 2022 Tour de France

Every Tour starts with hope and promise, yet only a few achieve glory in Paris.

3 days ago

Rapha collaborates with Palace on new EF Education kits for Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes

Team sponsors Cannondale, POC, WHOOP, and Wahoo are providing new bikes and gear to match.

3 days ago

Tour de France: UCI confirms updated COVID-19 protocols

'In view of the evolution of the international health situation and on the eve of the Tour, it has become necessary to reinforce measures in force.'

3 days ago

North Americans in the Tour de France: A new generation takes over

Seven US riders and three Canadians are expected to roll down the start ramp Friday to open the 2022 Tour in Copenhagen.

3 days ago

Matteo Jorgenson confirmed for Tour de France debut in support of Enric Mas

American to support Enric Mas, while Movistar also names strong squad to support Annemiek van Vleuten at Giro d'Italia Donne.

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3 days ago

Mathieu van der Poel, Jasper Philipsen lead Alpecin-Fenix stage-hunt rampage at Tour de France

Van der Poel at center of team looking to put new partner Deceuninck at front of Tour de France frame.

3 days ago

Wout van Aert gets green light on Tour de France green dream after injury upset

Officials confirmed to VeloNews Van Aert is 'good to go' and hopefuly 'ready to be in the mix for the first Tour jerseys' after knee knock last week.

3 days ago

Jonas Vingegaard ready to prove he’s no fluke at the Tour de France

Second last year in the Tour de France, the Dane is out to go one better in his podium quest.

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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.