That’s it, the route of the Tour de France 2022 was unveiled this Thursday, October 14. The 109th edition will take place from July 1 to 24. Jean-Sébastien Fernandes, journalist at France Télévisions, takes stock of this route from the 12/13 plateau.
Who will be the successor in 2022 of the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, the winner of the Tour de France 2021? “On the program of this Tour de France, 3,328 km. The TDF will start on a Friday with an individual time trial in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is a first for this country which will host three stages. Then direction the north of France, with stages of plain and a passage on the famous cobblestones of the North and an arrival in Arenberg. For the first arrival at the top of this Tour, the riders will climb La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges. Then we descend into the Alps with four high mountain stages“, explains Jean-Sébastien Fernandes, journalist at France Télévisions, present on the set of 12/13, Thursday, October 14.
The legendary passes of the Grande Boucle will be present, such as Granon or Alpe d’Huez on July 14 for the national holiday. “We are heading slowly towards the Pyrenees with two big stages for climbers who have arrived at altitude on the altiport of Peyragudes and Hautacam. Last difficulty, an individual time trial between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour. For these cities, this is a first. Finally, on Sunday July 24, the last stage will join Nanterre in Paris for the finish on the Champs-Elysées.“, reports Jean-Sébastien Fernandes.
Present Thursday in duplex from Rocamadour, in the Lot, Régis Cottias, journalist at France Télévisions, testifies that “the Tour de France is the assurance of a record presence and a rush of spectators. The last time trial of the Grande Boucle should attract a lot of people.” But the novelty of the year 2022 is the return of the women’s Tour de France next July. “The women had not competed in the TDF for 13 years, the last time was in 2009. The 18th edition of the Women’s Tour de France will start on the very day of the arrival of the men’s TDF, on Sunday July 24. For this return of women, a final figure, that of bonuses, 250,000 euros in total for all participants. It is two times less than what the winner will pocket in the men“, adds Jean-Sébastien Fernandes.