Le Tour de France 2022
109th edition of Le Tour de France
Four countries - Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and of course France - will appear on the Tour map in 2022, the highest number since 2017. In France, the race will visit 8 regions and 29 departments.
The Alpine stages for the 2022 Le Tour de France, looks like this:
Stage 9 - 10th July 2022: Aigle > Châtel. 183km.
Rest Day - 11th July 2022: Morzine
Stage 10 - 12th July 2022: Morzine > Megéve. 148km.
Stage 12 - 14th July 2022: Briançon > Alpe d'Huez. 166km.
Tour de France Femmes
The first edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift takes place from 24th to 31st of July 2022, starting on the final day of the 2022 men's tour. The world of women cycling has eagerly waited for the first edition of the Tour de France and for the first time in 33 years the eight stages have been announced by French cycling champion Marion Rousse.
The Tour de France Femmes will cover 1,029 kilometres and include back-to-back mountain stages, two stages for the puncheurs, a stage packed with gravel sectors, and four flat stages that could either end in bunch sprints or breakaway wins.
Stage 1: Paris Eiffel Tower to Paris Champs-Élysées, 82km
Stage 2: Meaux to Provins, 135km
Stage 3: Reims to Épernay, 133km
Stage 4: Troyes to Bar-sur-Aube, 126km
Stage 5: Bar-le-Duc to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, 175km
Stage 6: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Rosheim, 128km
Stage 7: Sélestat to Le Markstein, 127km
Stage 8: Lure to Super Planche des Belles Filles, 123km
l’Étape du Tour 2022
The l’Étape du Tour is probably the most famous sportive in the world and is the only chance each year to ride the same route as the pro riders in the Tour de France on closed roads - around 15,000 lucky riders get the chance to ride a stage. Each year the Etape du Tour mimics one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France, this year it will take place on the same route as stage 12. The Etape du Tour has the same support cars and police outriders as the actual Tour.
The 30th edition of the Étape du Tour de France will be held in Alpe d'Huez on 10th of July. The amateurs will cover 170kms with more than 4,700 metres of accumulated positive elevation gain, including the climbs of the Cols du Galibier and de la Croix de Fer.
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Stage 9 - 10th July 2022: Châtel.
Situated at the end of the picturesque and rural Abondance valley and set between Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc, Chatel is just a stone's throw from the Swiss border. It is the most Swiss-like of all the French resorts and is an authentic mountain village, whose combination of tradition and modernism welcomes you in an exceptional setting.
Rest Day - 11th July 2022: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil.
Morzine is an unspoilt, historic resort dating back to the 16th Century, with its own Gallic identity, yet there’s a wide choice of restaurants and bars for much livelier and varied evening entertainment than most resorts offer. Morzine is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and yet it's one of the closest resorts to the Channel and only an hour from Geneva.
Stage 10 - 12th July 2022: Megéve.
Megéve, an enchanting town set in a lovely sunny setting which has retained its heritage and old rustic charm to become a popular resort in France both winter and summer. The mountain is accessible by foot, by mountain bike, by horse, by donkey and by cable car, and as you would expect, the views are tremendous.
Stage 12 - 14th July 2022 - Briançon: Alpe d'Huez.
At 1326m officially Europe's highest town, Briançon does have a strong identity that goes beyond winter sports for the summer months with lots of great shopping and other facilities. These include several museums, one specialising in ski history; a casino, several cinemas, and a theatre. Dining choices are another strong point, with around 30 restaurants to choose from including the Michelin Guide rated Le Valentin.
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