The Tour de France presented this October 14 the route of the 2022 edition. A route that will have ideal stages for fans, the return of the cobblestones, always decisive in the Tour and with the memory of the Paris-Roubaix still recent and, above all, mountains, a lot of mountains, with the return of several classic peaks to the route.
Stage 1: Copenhagen – Copenhagen (Friday, July 1)
The Tour de France will kick off a 13-kilometer time trial that will run through the streets of Copenhagen on a track with hardly any difficulties with unevenness.
Stage 2: Roskilde – Nyborg (Saturday, July 2)
Demanding 199-kilometer day with the wind as the main protagonist in the final section. Runners will be exposed to gusts of wind for 18 kilometers as they cross the waters of the Baltic Sea over the Grand Belt Bridge. The favorites to the general cannot be misled by the risk of fans.
Stage 3: Vejle – Sonderborg (Sunday, July 3)
First chance for sprinters on a 182-kilometer day that will give runners some respite after the demanding windy day the day before.
Stage 4: Dunkirk – Calais (Tuesday 5 July)
The Tour will arrive in France on an ideal day for ambushes over a 172-kilometer route passing through some heights of Flanders and the Boulon area.
Stage 5 Lille – Arenberg (Wednesday 6th July)
Pavés returns to the Tour de France and does it in style with a short but demanding day of 155 kilometers. In the last 75 kilometers there will be 11 sections of cobblestones with 19.4 kilometers on the pavement, five of them unprecedented either on the Tour or in Paris-Roubaix. It will undoubtedly be one of the key stages of the Tour.
Stage 6: Binche – Longwy (Thursday, July 7)
It will be the longest stage of this edition with about 220 kilometers between Binche, on Belgian soil, and a demanding finish with the climbs to the Côte de Puiventeux and the Côte des Religieuses, where the finish line will be located. A place of great memories for Peter Sagan who already prevailed here on the 2017 Tour.
Stage 7: Tomblaine – La Super Planche des Belles Filles (Friday, July 8)
La Planche des Belles Filles, which has already decided the 2020 Tour in which Pogacar snatched the lead from Roglic, will be another of the key points of this first week in this seventh stage of 176 kilometers. The climb of 7 kilometers to 8.7% and ramps of 24% could make another serious screening among the aspiring to fight for the general.
Stage 8: Dole – Lausanne (Saturday, July 9)
The Tour will make a foray into Switzerland to tackle a 184 kilometer stage with a demanding finish in Lausanne on the Côte du Stade Olympique, with ramps of up to 12%, ideal for wall specialists like Julian Alaphilippe.
Stage 9: Aigle – Châtel (Sunday, July 10)
The peloton will visit Aigle, the home of the International Cycling Union, on a demanding 183-kilometer route that will include climbs to Col des Mosses (13.3 kilometers at 4.1%), Col de la Croix (8.1 kilometers to 7.6%) and the Pas de Morgins, from 15.4 kilometers to 6.1% that will crown 10 kilometers from the final ramp of Châtel
Stage 10: Morzine – Megève (Tuesday, July 12)
The peloton will start the second week with a slight approach to the Alps and with a route of 148 kilometers ending in the climb to Montée de l’altiport de Megève, with its 19.2 kilometers at 4.1% that they will put to the test to the runners after the rest day.
Stage 11: Albertville – Col du Granon (Wednesday, July 13)
The first great day of the Alps is presented with a short route of 149 kilometers but full of climbs with the ascents to the beautiful Lacets de Montvernier (3.4 kilometers at 8.2%), to the Col de Télégraphe (11.9 kilometers at 7.1%) and a colossus such as the Galibier (17.7 kilometers at 6.9% 9 before the final climb to Col du Granon, from 11.3 kilometers at 9.2%. Memories for Eduardo Chozas, who prevailed at his peak in the 1986 Tour.
Stage 12: Briançon – Alpe d’Huez (Thursday, July 14)
The Tour will celebrate Bastille Day with an all-out stage that in its 166 kilometers will include the climb to three of the great colossi of the Alps: the Galibier, 23 kilometers at 5.1%; the Col de la Croix de Fer, 29 kilometers at 5.2%; and the final climb to Alpe d’Huez, which returns to the route four years later with its 13.8 kilometers at 8.1% and its 21 mythical curves.
Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans – Saint-Étienne (Friday, July 15)
After the two demanding days in the Alps, the peloton will face a 193-kilometer route ending in Saint-Étienne, which is postulated as a new occasion for sprinters.
Stage 14: Saint-Étienne – Mende (Saturday, July 16)
The Tour will head to the Massif Central on a demanding day of 195 kilometers with arrival at the always demanding climb to the Côte de la Croix Neuve, the Jalabert climb, with its 3 kilometers at 10.2% before the final stretch at the Aerodrome of Mende. A final of great memory for the Spanish Omar Fraile, who won the stage the last time the Tour arrived here in 2018.
Stage 15: Rodez – Carcassonne (Sunday, July 17)
The peloton will end the second week of the race with a 200-kilometer course that is shaping up to be another great occasion for sprinters.
Stage 16: Carcassonne – Foix (Tuesday, July 19)
The Tour begins the last week with a route of 179 kilometers that will be the first round of contact with the Pyrenees with the climbs to Port de Lers (11.4 kilometers at 7%) and to the demanding Mur de Péguère (9.3 kilometers to the 7.9%) before the rapid descent towards the Foix goal.
Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens – Peyragudes (Wednesday, July 20)
First great day in the Pyrenees with a route of 130 kilometers but full of passes that will not give runners respite with the climbs to Col d’Aspin (12 kilometers at 6.5%), the Hourquette d’Ancizan (8.2 kilometers at 5.1%), the Col de Val Louron-Azet (10.7 kilometers at 6.8) before the final climb to Peyragudes, with 8 kilometers at 7.8%.
Stage 18: Lourdes – Hautacam (Thursday, July 21)
The last great mountain day of the 2020 Tour de France brings together three authentic colossi of the Pyrenees in 143 kilometers: the climb to Col d’Aubisque, of 16.4 kilometers at 7.1%; the new Col de Spandelles, 10.3 kilometers at 8.3%; and the final climb to Hutacam, with its 13m6 kilometers at 7.8% with the memory of Javier Otxoa and his victory in 2000.
Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors (Friday, July 22)
After the Pyrenees, the sprinters will have a new opportunity to fight for victory over a course of 189 kilometers unless a breakaway gives the surprise.
Stage 20: Lacapelle Marival – Rocamadour (Saturday, July 23)
The last decisive stage of the Tour de France. A 40-kilometer time trial on an initially favorable route but with the climbs to the Côte de Magès (1.6 kilometers at 4.7%) and the Côte de l’Hospitalet (1.5 kilometers at 7%) will decide the winner virtual tour of 2022.
Stage 21: La Defense – Paris Champs Elysees (Sunday, July 24)
The Tour de France will round off the race with the classic triumphal ride through the streets of Paris, an ideal occasion for sprinters to score a highly prestigious victory before seeing the Tour winner on the podium with the Arc de l’Horse. Background triumph. Before the men’s race, the Champs-Élysées will also host the first stage of the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift.