Tour de France 2022: Women’s Tour will be held for first time in 33 years

The Tour de France Femmes with Zwift will function eight phases, beginning in Paris and ending on the prime of the Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles climb; it would begin on the day that the lads’s Tour ends and each routes have been introduced by the organisers

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 12:53pm

In 2022, there will likely be a girls’s Tour de France staged for the primary time since 198

The ladies’s Tour de France returns subsequent 12 months, 33 years after it was final staged and can happen from July 24 to 31, 2022.

The route for the Tour de France Femmes with Zwift was introduced on the identical day because the route of the 2022 males’s Tour.

The ladies’s Tour will begin from Paris and end on the prime of the Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles climb. In whole, will probably be an eight-stage journey by means of japanese France.

“It is a balanced route, that can swimsuit a number of kinds of riders,” Marion Rousse, the race director, informed reporters.

Christian Prudhomme, who’s the lads’s Tour director, mentioned the largest problem was to make the race a financially sustainable occasion.

“If it had been [sustainable], the ladies’s Tour would have been held for 40 years,” he informed reporters on Thursday, forward of a presentation ceremony for the 2022 males’s and girls’s Excursions.

“The largest problem is to broadcast the race. I believe we have executed job, with the race beginning the identical day as the lads’s race ends in Paris,” Prudhomme mentioned, including the occasion can be broadcast in 170 international locations.

2022 Girls’s Tour de France Route

July 24 Stage One Paris Tour Eiffel – Champs Elysees 82km
July 25 Stage Two Meaux – Provins 135km
July 26 Stage Three Reims – Epernay 133km
July 27 Stage 4 Troyes – Bar sur Aube 126km
July 28 Stage 5 Bar le Duc – St Die des Vosges 175km
July 29 Stage Six St Die des Vosges – Rosheim 128km
July 30 Stage Seven Selestat – Le Markstein 127km
July 31 Stage Eight Lure – La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles 123km

Whereas greater than 300 cities apply and pay to host a stage of the lads’s Tour yearly, Prudhomme needed to method candidates himself for the ladies’s race.

“However they’re all paying an entry payment and to provide you a component of comparability, it is greater than for [the week-long men’s stage races] Paris-Good and the Criterium du Dauphine,” he added.

“The aim is to organise a race that can keep, that can nonetheless exist in 100 years, that I can watch after I’m outdated and utilizing a walker,” Prudhomme, who’s now 60-year-old, mentioned.

The 2022 girls’s Tour will run from July 24 to 31 and it commences two weeks after the tip of the longest girls’s race on the calendar, the Giro Donne.

‘Versatile’ riders and powerful groups wanted for males’s tour

Tour de France organisers have additionally designed a treacherous route for the 2022 males’s version, which can function rides in gusting winds, cobblestones and punishing mountain phases.

The race will begin with a 13km particular person time trial in Copenhagen, earlier than the second stage takes the peloton over the 18km Nice Belt bridge.

“It is windy 364 days a 12 months, right here,” Tour director Prudhomme mentioned on Thursday. “This Tour might be misplaced as early because the second day.”

Those that get previous the three-day opening block in Denmark and fourth stage by means of the Flanders hills should address the fifth stage by means of cobbled sectors between Lille and Arenberg.

That’s when mild climbers are anticipated to undergo on a day that could possibly be marred by crashes and mechanicals, because of the tough terrain which often favours one-day race specialists.

“To undergo these phases and hope to win the Tour, you will have to be a flexible rider and have a robust workforce at your disposal,” Thierry Gouvenou, the Tour deputy, commented.

2022 Males’s Tour de France

July 1 Stage One Copenhagen (Particular person time trial) 13km
July 2 Stage Two Roskilde – Nyborg 199km
July 3 Stage Three Vejle – Sonderborg 182km
July 4 Switch to France
July 5 Stage 4 Dunkirk – Calais 172km
July 6 Stage 5 Lille – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 155km
July 7 Stage Six Binche – Longwy 220km
July 8 Stage Seven Tomblaine – La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles 176km
July 9 Stage Eight Dole – Lausanne 184km
July 10 Stage 9 Aigle – Chatel Les Portes du Soleil 183km
July 11 Relaxation day
July 12 Stage 10 Morzine – Megeve 148km
July 13 Stage 11 Albertville – Col du Granon 149km
July 14 Stage 12 Briancon – L’Alpe d’Huez 166km
July 15 Stage 13 Bourg d’Oisans – St Etienne 193km
July 16 Stage 14 St Etienne – Mende 195km
July 17 Stage 15 Rodez – Carcassonne 200km
July 18 Relaxation day
July 19 Stage 16 Carcassonne – Foix 179km
July 20 Stage 17 St Gaudens – Peyragudes 130km
July 21 Stage 18 Lourdes – Hautacam 143km
July 22 Stage 19 Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors 189km
July 23 Stage 20 Lacapelle Marival – Rocamadour (Particular person time trial) 40km
July 24 Stage 21 Paris La Protection Area – Paris Champs Elysees 112km

The primary take a look at for climbers will come on the seventh stage, with the primary of 5 summit finishes on the prime of the Planche des Belles Filles.

The race will attain its highest level on the prime of the lung-busting ascent to the Col du Galibier, 2,607 metres above sea degree, on the best way to a summit end on the Col du Granon (2,413 metres).

The twelfth stage begins from Briancon and ends atop the enduring Alpe d’Huez (13.8km at 8.1 per cent), taking the identical route because the 1986 Tour, when five-time winner Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond crossed the road hand-in-hand for a well-known one-two.

After two brutal phases within the Pyrenees, the race will likely be accomplished with a 40km particular person time trial in Southwestern France and the largely processional journey to the Champs Elysees in Paris.

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