Tour de France 2022: everything you need to know (2023)

Dates: July 1 to July 23, 2023
Stages: 21
Length: 3,404 km
Grand Départ: Bilbao, Spain
Paris, France
TV coverage (UK):
Discovery+, GCN+, ITV4
TV coverage (US): Peacock, NBC Sports

Tour de France 2023: key information

  • Tour de France 2023 route
  • How to watch the Tour de France 2023 on TV
  • Tour de France 2023 standings
  • Tour de France 2023 withdrawals
  • Tour de France 2023 start list
  • Tour de France 2023 key stages
  • Tour de France leader's jerseys
  • Tour de France winning bikes
  • Tour de France 2022 Stage 20 results

Tour de France 2022: Jonas Vingegaard crowned Tour de France winner as Jasper Philipsen takes final stage win

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Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) has been crowned Tour de France 2022 champion following the traditional processional final stage into Paris, which was won by Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck)

As usual, the final stage saw a relaxed peloton sipping Champagne before a frantic few laps around the centre of Paris. Philipsen sprinted to his second win of this year's Tour on the Champs-Élyséesahead of Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Alexandr Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux).

Danish ace Vingegaard finished 2.43 ahead of last year's winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), with Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) third at 7.22.

Pogačar, who would have made it a hat-trick of wins had he been able to defend his title did win the young riders classification, while Vingegaard's Jumbo-Visma team-mate Wout van Aert claimed the green jersey with a record points haul of 480.

Tour de France 2023: Quote of the Day

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At the route presentation for the 2023 edition of the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar gave a resounding thumbs up to what he saw.

The2023 Tour de France routelooks like it's one for the climbers, and being one of the best at going uphill in the world, the UAE Team Emirates rider should be licking his lips at the prospect of four summit finishes.

"I really like this course," Pogačar said. "The first week is already hard, and the third week is really, really hard, so it's going to be fun. I cannot wait for July. It's good that the hardest stages come early in theTour de France, it makes it so much more interesting," he added.

Where will the Tour de France start in 2023?

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Tour de France 2023 Grand Depart information

Bilbao, Spain

Saturday, July 1

Following this year's hugely successful Grand Départ in Denmark, the Tour de France will once again start away from home soil in 2023. The Tour de France 2023 will kick off in Spain - more specifically in Bilbao, in the country's Basque region.

It'll be the first time the race has started in Spain since 1992, with the first stage a hilly coastal 185km loop.

Day two is a tough 210km from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastián, while stage three will begin in Amorebieta-Etxano and there will be 80km of coast roads before the Tour re-enters France.

Tour de France jerseys

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Much like every year in recent memory, the jerseys and classifications are the yellow jersey for the overall leader, green jersey for the leader in the points standings, polka-dot jersey for the mountain classification, and the white jersey for the best young rider.

Along with the jersey prizes, there is an award for the most combative rider of each stage, with the winner wearing a red number on the following day. This is awarded each day with a Super Combativity award decided by a jury at the end of the race for the most active rider throughout the entire event.

There is also a team classification where the time of the first three riders from each team is put together to create a single time. This is then done in a similar way as the individual general classification.

In addition, there are plenty of bonus seconds up for grabs at the race. There are ten, six and four bonus seconds available at the end of each stage for the first three riders, as well as bonus sprints that are dotted throughout the race on key climbs to try and make the racing more entertaining for spectators.

Of course, there's also prize money up for grabs. While the €610,000 (£526,000/$634,000) Tour de France prize money that last year's winner Jonas Vingegaard collected is a tidy sum, it pales in comparison to the wages of many top professional sports stars.

For example Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo is said to earn £510,000 ($615,000) a week. And the Portuguese striker doesn't have to share that with his team-mates, something that has often been done by the Tour's individual winner.

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Tour de France 2023 teams

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All 18 of the 2022 WorldTour teams will be riding the Tour de France, with four ProTeams joining them to complete the peloton - that brings the total to 22 teams, each fielding eight riders.

However the startlist for the 2023 edition won't begin to materialise until closer to July 2023.

Tour de France 2023 general classification riders

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Little is currently known as to which general classification riders will appear on the start line in Bilbao on July 1.

Reigning-champion Jonas Vingegaard will almost certainly make an appearance and said in October that he is "up for the challenge" of defending his title. Meanwhile Tadej Pogačar said that he was already looking forward to next July at the recent route announcement.

The route very much favours climbers such as France's David Gaudu with just 22 kilometres on offer. Remco Evenepoel's team boss Patrick Lefevere said that he feels that the Belgian "can do well on every kind of course,” meaning that he could yet participate in the Tour.

Tour de France 2023 sprinters

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Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck was one of the star men of last year's Tour de France, taking victory on the Champs Elysees in Paris. If the Belgian returns to the French grand tour in 2023 then he could mount a serious challenge for the green jersey.

Fabio Jakobsen of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl was chosen over Mark Cavendish by Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl. It meant that Mark Cavendish didn't have the opportunity to surpass Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins at the Tour de France in 2022.

Nothing is currently known as to whether Mark Cavendish will have a ride next season. The Manx rider is leaving Quick-Step at the end of the current year.

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Wout Van Aert won the green jersey in 2022 and will be tough to beat if he returns to the Tour in 2023.

Tour de France 2023 on TV

If you are in the UK then you will be able to watch every stage live from start to finish on Discovery+, GCN+ and ITV4, with each broadcaster offering highlights too. There will be uninterrupted coverage on Eurosport Player online and on the GCN+ app.

In the USA you can catch the race on Peacock and NBC Sports.

Tour de France 2023 route

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For more information on this year's parcours, head to our Tour de France 2023 route page where you can find all the race profiles and in-depth descriptions.

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Stage one1 JulyBilbao (Spain)Bilbao (Spain)182km Hilly
Stage two2 JulyVitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)San-Sebastian (Basque Country)209kmHilly
Stage three3 JulyAmorebieta-Etxano (Basque Country)Bayonne (France)185kmFlat
Stage four4 JulyDax Nogaro182kmFlat
Stage five5 JulyPauLaruns165kmMountain
Stage six6 JulyTarbesCauterets-Cambasque145kmMountain
Stage seven7 JulyMont-de-MarsanBordeaux170kmFlat
Stage eight8 JulyLibourneLimoges201kmHilly
Stage nine9 JulySaint-Leonard-De-NoblatPuy de Dome184kmMountain
Stage ten11 JulyVulcaniaIssoire167kmHilly
Stage 1112 JulyClermont-FerrandMoulins180kmFlat
Stage 1213 JulyRoanneBelleville-En-Beaujolais169kmHilly
Stage 1314 JulyChatillion-Sur-ChalaronneGrand Colombier138kmMountain
Stage 1415 JulyAnnemasseMorzine les Portes du Soleil152kmMountain
Stage 1516 JulyLes Gets les Portes du SoleilSaint Gervais Mont Blanc180kmMountain
Stage 1618 JulyPassyCombloux22kmITT
Stage 1719 JulySaint Gervais Mont BlancCourchevel166kmMountain
Stage 1820 JulyMoutiersBourg en Bresse186kmHilly
Stage 1921 JulyMoirans-en-MontagnePoligny173kmFlat
Stage 2022 July BelfortLe Markstein Fellering133kmMountain
Stage 2123 JulySaint Quentin en YvelinesParis (Champs-Élysées)115kmFlat

Tour de France past winners in the last 10 years

2012: Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
2013: Chris Froome (GBr)
2014: Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
2015: Chris Froome (GBr)
2016: Chris Froome (GBr)
2017: Chris Froome (GBr)
2018: Geraint Thomas (GBr)
2019: Egan Bernal (Col)
2020: Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
2021: Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
2022: Jonas Vingegaard (Den)

How does the Tour de France work?

The Tour de France is one of three races that are three weeks long, known as the Grand Tours, alongside the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España. The Tour is the best known and arguably the most prestigious.

It is the second of the three races in the calendar with the Giro taking place in May, the Tour usually in July, and the Vuelta in August and September.

The Tour, like all Grand Tours, takes on varying terrain with flat days for sprinters, hilly days for punchers and mountains for the climbers and GC riders, along with time trials, so that a winner of the race has to be able to perform on all types of road.

The main prize in the race, known as the general classification, is based on time with the overall leader wearing the yellow jersey. The race leader and eventual winner is the rider who has the lowest accumulated time over the 21 days of racing. Riders can win the Tour de France without winning a stage, as Chris Froome did in 2017. Time bonuses of 10, six, and four seconds are given to stage winners though, creating incentive for those general classification riders to chase individual victories and lower their overall time.

In 2020 it took race winner Tadej Pogačar 87-20-05 to complete the race with the second-place rider overall 59 seconds slower. That continues all the way down to the last place rider, which was Roger Kluge (Lotto-Soudal) who finished over six hours behind at a time of 6-07-02.

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The white best young rider's jersey is worked out in the same way but only riders under the age of 26 are eligible for the jersey.

The polka-dot mountains jersey and the green points jersey are based on a points system and not time. The only reason time would come into account would be if riders are tied on points, then it would go to who is the best placed in the general classification.

The team classification is based on the general classification times of the first three riders of a team on each stage. The time of those three riders is added up and put onto their team's time, creating a GC list much like in the individual classifications. The leading team get to wear yellow numbers and helmets on each stage.

The final classification available is the combativity prize. This is decided by a race jury or, in more recent years, Twitter. This takes place just before the end of each stage and often goes to a rider from the breakaway who has put in a daring performance or attempted to liven up the stage by attacking. The winner of the combativity award gets to wear a special red race number on the following day's stage.

There is a final prize added to this with the Super Combativity prize being awarded on the podium in Paris. This is decided in a similar fashion to pick out the most aggressive, entertaining, and daring rider of the whole three weeks. Again, usually going to a rider who has featured regularly in the breakaway.

Stage winners do not wear anything special the day after apart from getting a small yellow jersey to stick on their number on their bike, this can be replaced if they win multiple stages.

Teams used to come to the race with nine riders but the UCI, cycling's governing body, decided that nine riders from each team was too dangerous and dropped it to eight, however more teams are riding now riding.

How long is the Tour de France?

The Tour de France takes place over 23 days with 21 of those days race days. The riders get two days of resting; they usually fall on the second and third Monday of the race.

This year's race is 3,328km long, which is 2,068 miles, around the same distance from Washington DC to Las Vegas, or Helsinki to Lisbon.

Road stages can range from anything around 100km to something approaching 250km, sometimes more. This year the shortest road stage is the last stage around the streets of Paris at 108.4km with the longest being 249.1km on stage seven, Vierzon to Le Creusot.

Road stages often take around four to five hours with the longer days sometimes nudging over seven hours.

Time trials are always much shorter. Team time trials have long since gone out of fashion in the world of road racing so individual time trials are the main focus these days.

In 2021 the Tour has two individual time trials for the riders to tackle, one on stage five which is 27.2km long from Changé to Laval, and the second on stage 20 over 30.8km from Libourne to Saint-Emilion.

It is a whole day of coverage for the spectators, but for a rider it is not yet known how long it will take to ride these distances, but it should be around 30-40 minutes.

When does the Tour de France start?

The 2023 Tour de France started on July 1 in Bilbao, Spain, with a road stage. There will be three stages overall in the Spanish basque Country, before heading into France, finishing in Paris three weeks later.

The race returns to its usual slot in the calendar in July, after 2020 featured a delayed event while 2021 was two weeks earlier than usual due to the road cycling, track cycling and mountain biking events in the Olympic Games.

The Tour runs from July 1-24, covering 21 stages.

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Tour de France 2022: everything you need to know? ›

The 2022 Tour de France will take place July 1 to July 24. It will be the 109th edition of race. The Grand Depart will take place in Denmark. The 2022 Tour de France Grand Depart will take place in and around Copenhagen in 2022, with three stages launching the race.

What you need to know about the Tour de France 2022? ›

The 2022 Tour de France will take place July 1 to July 24. It will be the 109th edition of race. The Grand Depart will take place in Denmark. The 2022 Tour de France Grand Depart will take place in and around Copenhagen in 2022, with three stages launching the race.

What do you need to know about the Tour de France? ›

Tour de France is split into 21 stages: Nine flat stages, three hilly stages, seven mountain stages (including five summit finishes), two individual time trials and two rest days. One stage is performed every day, covers roughly 225 kilometers, and takes about five and a half hours to complete.

Which stages of Tour de France 2022 are most difficult? ›

#1 Col de la Loze (Meribel); #2 Col de Portet; #3 Mont Ventoux (Bedoin); #4 Col du Madeleine (La Chambre); and #5 Col de la Croix de Fer (Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne). Also visit our 2022 Tour de France and Highest Climbs in TdF History pages.

Is Tour de France 2022 worth it? ›

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Its poor textures and clunky animations are disappointing. However, it doesn't ruin the game, it just makes it less realistic. Unfortunately, the audio is also a letdown.

What is Tour de France dress code? ›

There is no dress code on the Tour de France outside the "in race" programmes and the Presidential Grandstand in Paris for which we request guest to dress in a "Sport chic" style. Can I cycle to the Tour de France? You can come by bike to our hospitality areas but we don't have a bike storage area.

Do you sleep during Tour de France? ›

“The main thing at the Tour de France is sleeping well and recovering every night. The nights are very important. I always sleep eight hours,” Rigo says. Day in and day out for three straight weeks, Rigo and his teammates push themselves close to their breaking points during the Tour.

Do Tour de France riders have toilet breaks? ›

In the Tour and many other big races, the race leader (the guy wearing the yellow jersey) is king. If he has to go, he can call a bathroom break whenever he desires, says Stephen Hall, a professional track and criterium cyclist and a stage winner at the 2015 Tour of Thailand.

How hard is the Tour de France on the body? ›

Since cycling is a non-weight-bearing exercise, racing a grand tour is a little like living in space: Riders are working incredibly hard, but their bones are under very minimal stress.

What is the hardest route in Tour de France? ›

Col du Galibier, France

What makes the Col du Galibier one of the all-time toughest climbs in the Tour de France? It can't be reached before cresting either the Col du Lautaret from the south or the Col du Telegraphe from the north.

What is the toughest Tour de France stage? ›

Some of the most challenging stages in the Tour de France include: The "Queen stage" or the stage with the highest elevation, often in the mountain ranges, like the Tourmalet, the Galibier, the Alpe d'Huez, the Ventoux.

What is the most famous climb in the Tour de France? ›

The Col du Tourmalet has been included in the Tour de France more than any other climb.

How much does it cost to go on the Tour de France? ›

But unlike other huge sporting events, like Euro 2020 and Wimbledon, there are no gate fees or tickets to purchase. So, how does the Tour de France make any money? The minutiae of the economics aren't usually made public, but the Hustle did a deep dive into that very question in September 2020.

What is the best time of year to Tour France? ›

The best time to visit France is in spring (April-May), summer (June-August), or autumn (September-October). Spring is pleasant across the country, with fewer crowds and temperatures ranging from 55°F to 68°F.

Do you get anything for winning the Tour de France? ›

By the time the race gets to Paris, each team will walk away with the total of what its riders have earned throughout the race. The final bearer of the yellow jersey – the overall winner of the Tour de France's general classification – takes home the biggest share of the prize pool – €500,000 (US$562,000 / AU$748,000).

Is it OK to wear jeans in France? ›

All types of jeans are OK to wear in France. Avoid ripped and too short cropped jeans.

Can you wear jeans out to dinner Paris? ›

Jeans (besides dark or black-wash) are usually safest to avoid. I'd recommend a skirt, tights, and a nice blouse—paired with either boots or heels. If you're ever unsure of what would be allowed, opt for semi-formal attire: a dress or skirt (always with tights) or slacks.

Is caffeine allowed in the Tour de France? ›

Caffeine is one of the only legal performance-boosting aids available, and riders will often have a coffee with their breakfast or take a caffeine gel before the start of the race.

What happens if you have to go to the bathroom during the Tour de France? ›

Pee at the side of the road

If the need to pee is only really affecting one rider, the rider may stop at the side of the road and pull down their shorts to go for a pee.

Can you listen to music during Tour de France? ›

Are the Tour De France riders allowed to listen to music while competing? No, they are not. For bikers, listening to music while riding is one of the most dangerous things to do.

Do Tour de France riders drink alcohol? ›

Only once or twice during the whole year do cyclists drink alcohol during a race. This can be seen on the last stage of the Tour de France and occasionally on the last stage of La Vuelta a España.

How do female Tour de France riders pee? ›

It's just part of the job. In that first race, it came as a surprise to Faulkner how casual it all is—and how exposed. “I just pulled over, and you just jump off to the side of the road and pull your bibs down. It's just… it's just butts out.

What does a Tour de France rider eat in a day? ›

On average, a rider will consume two to three energy bars, three or four rolls or rice cakes, and about six 500ml bottles of isotonic mixes during a stage. Depending on the individual, an energy gel or two may be added to this, with caffeine-based gels generally favoured, especially during the closing stages of a race.

Do Tour de France riders eat while riding? ›

Riders may have some carbohydrate snacks while travelling, such as bananas or protein bars. During the race, they will then refuel on a mix of homemade rice cakes and bespoke products including bars and gels.

What is a sticky bottle in cycling? ›

Noun. sticky bottle (plural sticky bottles) (cycle racing, slang) A water bottle, handed from a car occupant to a cyclist during a race, illicitly used to aid the rider as he/she briefly maintains a grasp on the bottle while being carried along by the car.

How do Tour de France riders get water? ›

Musettes. A musette is a lightweight shoulder bag that's filled with food and drink, and it's a great way to hand riders their nutrition without the need for anyone to go back to the team car. There might be water bottles, energy bars, gels, fruit, cake, and so on tucked away in the musette.

What do Tour de France riders do on rest day? ›

The rest day is dedicated to a relaxing workout, massages, napping and scouting out the next stage. After a big block of races, riders need a physical and mental recovery. Physically, the rest day means day off.

Is there a weight limit in Tour de France? ›

UCI introduced the minimum weight limit rule in 2000.

However, according to the rule book, there is no upper limit for the weight of a Tour de France bike.

Can an average person do a Tour de France? ›

Only an elite few humans are capable of completing a Tour de France stage in a time that's measured in hours instead of days. The reason they're able to do what the rest of us can only dream of is that these athletes can produce enormous amounts of power.

What is the average weight for Tour de France riders? ›

Rider Weight and Body Composition

Climbers, of course, tend to be whippet thin at an average height of 5'8” to 5'10” and an average weight of just 132 to 145 pounds. Time trial specialists, while still very lean, are bigger and heavier, averaging 5'10” to 6'0” in height and 154 to 165 pounds in weight.

Who is the most aggressive Tour de France? ›

The combativity award is a prize given in the Tour de France for the most combative rider overall during the race.
Combativity award in the Tour de France.
Editions69 known (as of 2021)
First winnerWout Wagtmans ( NED )
Most winsEddy Merckx ( BEL ) 4 times
Most recentWout van Aert ( BEL )
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What is the uphill speed for Tour de France? ›

Based on my research, it seems that most climbs are done at around 12-14mph–and we're talking about some serious gradients and after several hours in the saddle for days on end. Of course, many of us could probably climb pretty well with all those hours put in.

Who has ridden the most Tour de France? ›

The record for most the appearances as of 2021 is held by Sylvain Chavanel, with 18.
Participations13 (1953–1965)
Finishes9 (1953–1955, 1957, 1959–1960, 1962–1963, 1965)
NameFrançois Mahé
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What is the fewest riders to finish Tour de France? ›

The fewest number of cyclists to complete the Tour de France is 10. Alcohol was used as a stimulant until the 1960s.

Who is the oldest Tour de France finisher? ›

Firmin Lambot is the oldest winner, having been 36 years, 4 months old when he won in 1922. French cyclists have won the most Tours; 21 cyclists have won 36 Tours among them.

What is the biggest elevation gain Tour de France? ›

The highest point of elevation ever reached in the Tour de France is 2,860 m (9,383 ft) at the Cime de la Bonette loop road in the Alps (as of 2019), seen here from the northern ascent of the Col de la Bonette mountain pass.

What grade is Tour de France climbs? ›

In fact, the current tour de France climbing grade is based on the height of the mountain, climbing distance, the average slope and other factors to divide into 5 grades, respectively 4, 3, 2, 1 and HC level, the difficulty of grade 4 is the easiest, the smaller the number, the higher the difficulty,HC level is the ...

How much does the average Tour de France climb? ›

Average Speed Climbing: 12.8 mph

These athletes are literally cycling up and through the Pyrenees and Alps during this phase of the Tour de France, making for some of the most memorable moments of the Tour.

Does the Tour de France go up Mont Blanc? ›

Stage 15 of the Tour de France 2023 is a 180km mountain stage from Les Gets-Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc. The climbs include the Col de la Forclaz Montmin and the Col de la Croix Fry.

How many miles does a Tour de France rider ride a day? ›

Tour cyclists will complete more than 2,200 miles in 23 days with a mere two days of rest. And cyclists still ride two or three hours on those rest days. That's more than a century (100-mile) ride per day. A dedicated road cyclist will average 200 to 250 miles per week, well below a Tour rider's 770 miles.

How many hours a day do Tour de France riders train? ›

In general, most riders will have completed their last long ride the weekend before the Tour, and then they start to dial it back by tapering. “They go from riding five to six hours a day to riding about an hour or so or just taking the whole day off,” says Lim.

Can you walk in the Tour de France? ›

You can walk to the top from Morzine via the Nyon plateau and continue on up. Usually you can find a spot in the last km, but be aware it's a big walk and fairly steep and you can expect to be climbing for around three hours before reaching the summit.

When should I avoid crowds in Paris? ›

You'll experience crowds from May to September, but encounter the most people in July (followed closely by June and August). We'd recommend visiting between October and April if your main objective is to avoid crowds. For the warmest temperatures, October and April are the best times to visit Paris sans crowds.

What months are cheap to go to France? ›

The lowest average rates occur in February and August, although rates may also be lower than average during the last two weeks in November, first two weeks in December, and last two weeks in January. Rates during the remaining six months fall somewhere in between.

What is the busiest month in France? ›

June – August is usually high season in France, and this is when the country is at its hottest and busiest. You can expect long queues at most of the famous attractions around this time! During the winters, it is cold throughout the country, with temperatures dropping well below freezing in some parts.

Has anyone won the Tour de France without winning a stage? ›

Walkowiak became only the second rider, after Firmin Lambot in the 1922 Tour de France, to win without taking a single stage.

Why is the jersey Yellow on the Tour de France? ›

Yellow Jersey

After each stage, officials calculate who has the fastest time across the entire race. The jersey then goes to the overall leader, who gets to wear it in the following stage. And because it's based on time and not points, the yellow won't necessarily go to the given day's stage winner.

What does the green jersey mean in the Tour de France? ›

Back to the jerseys page. Created in 1953 on the occasion of the Tour de France's 50th anniversary, the green jersey, which is sponsored by Skoda, rewards the rider who is leading the points classification each day. Points are awarded at stage finishes and at the intermediate sprints in line stages.

What are the stages of the 2022 Tour de France? ›

  • Stage 1: Copenhagen to Copenhagen. July 1, 2022. ...
  • Stage 2: Roskilde to Nyborg. July 2, 2022. ...
  • Stage 3: Vejle to Sønderborg. July 3, 2022. ...
  • Stage 4: Dunkerque to Calais. ...
  • Stage 5: Lille Métropole – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. ...
  • Stage 6: Binche to Longwy. ...
  • Stage 7: Tomblaine to La Super Plance des Belles Filles. ...
  • Stage 8: Dole to Lausanne.

Has anyone dropped out of the Tour de France 2022? ›

Prior to stage 19 getting underway, Enric Mas (Movistar) was the latest rider to leave the Tour de France due to Covid.

What are three interesting facts about the Tour de France? ›

The first Tour de France race was held in 1903. The youngest rider ever to win the Tour de France was Henri Comet – he was only 19 years, 352 days when he won the second ever Tour in 1904. The oldest person to win the Tour de France was Firmin Lambot, who was 36 years old when he won in 1922.

What is the hardest stage tour 2022? ›

According to our methodology Col du Granon is the toughest climb in the 2022 Tour de France. Surprisingly, this is only its second Tour appearance - in part because it is a dead-end at least as a paved road.

What is the hardest Tour de France stage? ›

Some of the most challenging stages in the Tour de France include: The "Queen stage" or the stage with the highest elevation, often in the mountain ranges, like the Tourmalet, the Galibier, the Alpe d'Huez, the Ventoux.

How many rest days are in the Tour de France? ›

8 mountain stages with. 4 summit finishes (Cauterets-Cambasque, Puy de Dôme, Grand Colombier and Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc) 1 individual time trial. 2 rest days.

Who was banned from Tour de France? ›

The most infamous Tour doping scandal came in 2012 when seven-time winner (1999–2005) Lance Armstrong of the United States was stripped of his titles after an investigation revealed that he had been the central figure in a doping conspiracy during the years in which he won his titles.

Which Tour de France rider is vomiting? ›

Marc Soler is the third UAE Team Emirates rider to leave the Tour de France after suffering with a stomach bug throughout stage 16 and finishing outside the time cut.

Which Tour de France rider broke his neck? ›

Other Sports | Tour de France cyclist Daniel Oss breaks neck in high-speed crash with fan.

Do Tour de France riders drink wine? ›

Essentially, world-class athletes would run into a café and demand the proprietor give them beer, wine, champagne, or whatever other alcoholic beverages were available during the middle of the race.

Do Tour de France riders listen to music? ›

Are the Tour De France riders allowed to listen to music while competing? No, they are not. For bikers, listening to music while riding is one of the most dangerous things to do. When you ride a bicycle, you must listen to everything and be aware of the environmental audio to react.

What is the average salary of a Tour de France cyclist? ›

Riders at the WorldTour level are paid a minimum salary of €40,045 (US$40,230 / AU$59,700; employed) or €65,673 (US$65,980 / AU$97,925; self-employed), with prize money awarded during races being more like a bonus than the main event.

Where do Tour de France riders sleep? ›

Where do the Tour de France riders sleep? In hotels, usually with two riders to a room. Sometimes those hotels are nice.


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