The start of the first edition of the women’s Tour de France will take place on Sunday July 24 in Paris. Here is all you need to know.
When does the Women’s Tour de France take place?
The 2022 Women’s Tour de France will be launched on Sunday July 24 from Paris and will end a week later, on July 31 on the Super Planche des Belles Filles.
Is this really the first edition?
Removed from the calendar since 2009, the women’s Tour de France is back this year.
The stages of the women’s Tour de France
July 24, stage 1: Paris – Eiffel Tower – Paris-Champs-Elysées (82 km)
July 25, stage 2: Meaux – Provins (135 km)
July 26, stage 3: Reims – Epernay (133 km)
July 27, stage 4: Troyes – Bar-sur-Aube (126 km)
July 28, stage 5: Bar-le-Duc – Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (175 km)
July 29, stage 6: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Rosheim (128 km)
July 30, stage 7: Sélestat – Le Markstein (127 km)
July 31, stage 8: Lure – Super Planche des Belles-Filles (123 km)
Women’s Tour de France teams
24 teams of six riders are competing in this Tour de France 2022.
Canyon-Sram; EF Education-Tibco; FDJ New Aquitaine Futuroscope; Human Powered Health; Liv Racing; Movistar; Roland Cogeas Edelweiss; BikeExchange-Jayco; DSM; Jumbo-Visma; SD Worx; Trek-Segafredo; UAE Team; Uno-X Pro Cycling.
3 best Continentals:
Ceratizit-WNT; Parkhotel Valkenburg; Valcar.
AG Insurance-NXTG; Arkea; Cofidis; Plantur-Pura; Rochelais Charente-Maritime Stadium; St Michel-Auber 93.
The favorites of the women’s Tour de France
Among the 144 runners to start, there will be some favorites like the French Juliette Labous (Team DSM) and Évita Muzic (FDJ – Suez Futoroscope). The Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten will be the big favorite of the Tour, world No. 1, Olympic champion in the time trial and winner of the Giro. Watch out for her compatriot Demi Vollering (SD Worx) too. Also to follow, the Italian Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo)
On which channel to watch the women’s Tour de France
France Télévisions will cover the 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 editions of the race.
How much will the winner of the Tour de France get?
A total of 250,000 euros will be awarded and put into play for the teams and riders, including 50,000 euros for the winner of the final individual general classification.