We take a first glimpse at the different stages of next year’s Tour de France which were announced yesterday in Paris and analyze the difficulties and challenges of the route.
The Tour 2022 starts in Copenhagen and stays in Denmark for the first 3 stages, before traveling to the North of France. The first week will be mainly flat but very stressful, particularly with the return of the cobblestones on stage 5. On stage 7 we will have the first real test for the big favorites with the finish on La Planche des Belles Filles. Then it’s towards the Alps with the return of the famous climb of Alpe d’Huez and from there to the Pyrenees featuring the extremely hard climb of Hautacam.
The last big test will be the 40km long individual time trial on the second last day before the peloton finally enters into Paris. In all, a very well balanced yet quite hard course which will be won undoubtedly by the strongest cyclist supporter by a very solid team.