The race will be followed by the first edition of the Tour de France Women, with the first leg on the last day of the Tour.
Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogsar of UAE Team Emirates is hoping to become the youngest rider to win the Tour de France three times in a row this year.
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Runners will face stiff competition, especially in the form of an unforgiving mountain course that favors climbers’ strong legs.
But when will the Tour de France take place and who will race for Great Britain?
Here’s everything you need to know:
When is the Tour de France?
The Tour de France will begin on July 1 and end on July 24 this year.
what is the route?
The tour will begin on July 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It will begin with a 13km time trial in the city of Copenhagen, before the race resumes on the north coast of France and crosses the west of the country, passing through parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
The riders will then cross the Alps and the Pyrenees, including a 40-kilometer time trial and a finish at the top of the Alpe d’Huez before the traditional finish in Paris.
For the first time since 2018, the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix will be presented with nearly 20km of stages, some of which have never been taken before on the Tour or Paris-Roubaix.
Over 21 stages, this year’s riders will cover a distance of 3,328 km (2,068 mi) on their bikes.
Who is competing for Britain?
Four riders will compete in Britain at this year’s Tour de France, although injuries and other factors could still affect that number.
Tom Pidcock, 22, of Leeds, is set to make his Tour debut this year, with double Olympic gold medalist Geraint Thomas and former Youth Tour winner Adam Yates all vying for the Ineos Grenadiers.
Chris Froome, who rides for Israel-Premier Tech, is hoping for his fifth Tour win this year.
Will Mark Cavendish take part in the Tour de France 2022?
Mark Cavendish will miss this year’s Tour de France, despite equaling the all-time record for stage wins last year.
Mark won 34 Tour de France stages during his cycling career, placing him first on the all-time list alongside the great Eddie Merckx.
Who can win the Tour de France 2022?
Here are the latest odds on how the final top 10 of the 2022 race could end, according to Paddy Power:
Tadej Pogakar (Slovenia) – 8/15
Primoz Rogi (Slovenia) – 5/2
Jonas Wingard (Denmark) – 5/1
Danielle Martinez (Colombia) – 12/1
Geraint Thomas (Great Britain) – 22/1
Alexander Vlasov (Russia) – 22/1
Enrique Mas Nicolau (Spain) – 22/1
Adam Yates (Great Britain) – 25/1
Ricardo Carapaz (Ecuador) – 30/1
Jack Haig (Australia) – 40/1.
How to watch the Tour de France on TV this year
In the UK, ITV4 will cover this year’s Tour de France, when the channel signed a multi-year deal to air cycling’s biggest event until at least 2023.
ITV has shown live coverage of every stage of the Tour de France on television since 2002, as well as late night highlight shows.
The channel has the rights to broadcast the Tour de Yorkshire live, as well as highlights from Criterion Dauphiné and Paris-Nice.
ITV’s cycling coverage includes daily highlights from La Vuelta a España as well as coverage of the Tour of Britain, the Women’s Tour and circuit series on ITV4.
After the race, the Tour de France and Netflix will produce a documentary series on the 2022 race, with eight 45-minute episodes following all the key players in the Tour, from riders to team leaders.
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