picture of 2022 Tour de France

Jul 1-24, 1:50 PM UTC

The 2022 Tour de France begins its 21-stage journey in Copenhagen with a 13.2-kilometer individual time trial on January 1st. After three days in Denmark, the Tour transfers to the far north of France, setting off on its counterclockwise traverse of the country from Dunkirk (Dunkerque).

Another Chaotic First Week Of TDF Expected

Coastal Crosswinds, To Roubaix Cobbles, The First Week Of 2022 Tour de France Will Be Chaos... Again

Jun 16, 2022

The first week of the Tour de France is always chaos. The high stakes racing environment inevitably results in drama and spectacle. This year's route won't help.

The race begins in Copenhagen with an individual time trial, but ratchets up in intensity from there. The subsequent Danish stages will provide technical roads and a high likelihood of crosswinds. Things don't get better when the race travels across the water into France. Another exposed coastal stage awaits them in Dunquerque before the peloton arrives on the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix. While the first week of the Tour will be stressful for the riders, it will be nonstop excitement for viewers at home.