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Tour de France 2022: Women’s Tour will be held for first time in 33 years
October 14, 2021
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
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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
Paris Tour Eiffel – Champs Elysees
Meaux – Provins
Reims – Epernay
Troyes – Bar sur Aube
Bar le Duc – St Die des Vosges
St Die des Vosges – Rosheim
Selestat – Le Markstein
Lure – La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles
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“The aim is to organise a race that can keep, that can nonetheless exist in 100 years, that I can watch after I’m outdated and utilizing a walker,” Prudhomme, who’s now 60-year-old, mentioned.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
Copenhagen (Particular person time trial)
Roskilde – Nyborg
Vejle – Sonderborg
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Dunkirk – Calais
Lille – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
Binche – Longwy
Tomblaine – La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles
Dole – Lausanne
Aigle – Chatel Les Portes du Soleil
Morzine – Megeve
Albertville – Col du Granon
Briancon – L’Alpe d’Huez
Bourg d’Oisans – St Etienne
St Etienne – Mende
Rodez – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Foix
St Gaudens – Peyragudes
Lourdes – Hautacam
Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors
Lacapelle Marival – Rocamadour (Particular person time trial)
Paris La Protection Area – Paris Champs Elysees
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.