This morning, Christian Prudhomme unveiled the itinerary of the 109th Tour de France. The racers will cover 3,328 kilometers between July 1 and 24.
A Grand Départ abroad, cobblestones, mountains…
The 2022 Tour will start on July 1, a Friday rather than a Saturday this year. This will facilitate the transfer to France after the three stages of the Grand Départ in Denmark.
Another unusual feature is that the Tour’s itinerary will take in four countries: Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and, of course, France.
The 21 stages will include two individual time trials, five high-altitude finishes, and eleven cobbled sections during the fifth stage between Lille and Arenberg. This day in the North should please our Classic race specialist Anthony and our star recruit Peter Sagan.
Lastly, nine new stage towns/places will make their Tour de France debut.