Tour de France 2022 schedule: Start time, stages, length, dates, how to watch live stream, route, TV coverage, highlights

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The 2022 Tour de France begins on Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 24 across the networks of NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. This year’s cycling event features nine new sites and stages indicated with an asterisk in the schedule below.

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Additionally, there will be two individual time trials in this year’s Tour marking the first time since 2017 that the event begins with an individual time trial and the third straight year with one on the penultimate Tour stage. See below to find out more information including how to watch, stages, the complete schedule, and more.

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2022 Tour de France Key Information

When is the 2022 Tour de France? What time does coverage start?

The 2022 Tour de France will take place from July 1-July 24. Coverage of stage 1 begins at 9:30 a.m. ET on Peacock and USA Network.

How can I watch the 2022 Tour de France?

Stream all 21 stages of the 2022 Tour de France from start to finish, or watch on-demand on NBC, USA, and Peacock. All NBC and USA coverage also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.

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How long is the Tour de France 2022?

The 2022 Tour de France is 24 days long. There will be one stage contested per day and three rest days. The first rest day is on July 4 (between stages 3 & 4), the second will be on July 11 (between stages 9 & 10), and the final rest day will be on July 18 (between stages 15 & 16).

How many riders are in the Tour?

There will be a total of 176 riders. There will be 22 teams with 8 riders per team.

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How many stages is the Tour de France?

There are 21 stages: 6 flat, 7 hilly, 6 mountain stages, and 2 individual time trials.

What is the 2022 Tour de France schedule and route?

Stage  Terrain Date Start and Finish
1  INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL Friday, July 1 *COPENHAGUE > COPENHAGUE
2  FLAT Saturday, July 2 *ROSKILDE > *NYBORG
3  FLAT Sunday, July 3 *VEJLE > *SØNDERBORG
 TRANSFER Monday, July 4
4  HILLY Tuesday, July 5 DUNKERQUE > CALAIS
5  HILLY Wednesday, July 6 LILLE MÉTROPOLE > ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT
6  HILLY Thursday, July 7 BINCHE > LONGWY
7  MOUNTAIN Friday, July 8 TOMBLAINE > LA SUPER PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES
8  HILLY Saturday, July 9 DOLE > LAUSANNE
9  MOUNTAIN Sunday, July 10 *AIGLE > CHÂTEL LES PORTES DU SOLEIL
 REST DAY Monday, July 11 MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL
10  HILLY Tuesday, July 12 MORZINE LES PORTES DU SOLEIL > MEGÈVE
11  MOUNTAIN Wednesday, July 13 ALBERTVILLE > COL DU GRANON SERRE CHEVALIER
12  MOUNTAIN Thursday, July 14 BRIANÇON > ALPE D’HUEZ
13  FLAT Friday, July 15 LE BOURG D’OISANS > SAINT-ÉTIENNE
14  HILLY Saturday, July 16 SAINT-ÉTIENNE > MENDE
15  FLAT Sunday, July 17 RODEZ > CARCASSONNE
 REST DAY Monday, July 18 CARCASSONNE
16  HILLY Tuesday, July 19 CARCASSONNE > FOIX
17  MOUNTAIN Wednesday, July 20 SAINT-GAUDENS > PEYRAGUDES
18  MOUNTAIN Thursday, July 21 LOURDES > HAUTACAM
19  FLAT Friday, July 22 *CASTELNAU-MAGNOAC > CAHORS
20  INDIVIDUAL TIME-TRIAL Saturday, July 23 *LACAPELLE-MARIVAL > *ROCAMADOUR
21  FLAT Sunday, July 24 PARIS LA DÉFENSE ARENA > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES

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How many miles is the 2022 Tour de France?

A total of 3,346.5 km (approximately 2,079.4 miles) is the distance expected to be covered in this year’s Tour.

Previous Tour de France Winners

2021 – Tadej Pogacar 

2020 – Tadej Pogacar

2019 – Egan Bernal

2018 – Geraint Thomas

2017 – Chris Froome

2016 – Chris Froome

2015 – Chris Froome

2014 – Vincenzo Nibali

2013 – Chris Froome

2012 – Bradley Wiggins

2011 – Cadel Evans

2010 – Andy Schleck

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Davide Rebellin dies after hit by truck while training

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MILAN — Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, one of the sport’s longest-serving professionals, died after being struck by a truck while training. He was 51.

Rebellin was riding near the town of Montebello Vicentino in northern Italy when he was hit by a truck near a motorway junction. The vehicle did not stop, although Italian media reported that the driver may have been unaware of the collision.

Local police are working to reconstruct the incident and find the driver.

Rebellin had only retired from professional cycling last month, bringing to an end a career that had spanned 30 years. He last competed for Work Service-Vitalcare-Dynatek and the UCI Continental team posted a tribute on its social media accounts.

“Dear Davide, keep pedaling, with the same smile, the same enthusiasm and the same passion as always,” the Italian team said. “This is not how we imagined the future together and it is not fair to have to surrender so suddenly to your tragic absence.”

“To your family, your loved ones, your friends and all the enthusiasts who, like us, are crying for you right now, we just want to say that we imagine you on a bicycle, looking for new roads, new climbs and new challenges even up there, in the sky.”

Rebellin’s successes included victories at Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico as well as winning a stage in the 1996 edition of the Giro d’Italia, which he also led for six stages.

Rebellin won silver in the road race at the 2008 Olympic Games, but he was later stripped of his medal and banned for two years after a positive doping test. He had denied wrongdoing.

CAS upholds Nairo Quintana DQ from Tour de France for opioid use

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The disqualification of two-time Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana from his sixth place in the 2022 race for misuse of an opioid was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS said its judges dismissed Quintana’s appeal and agreed with the International Cycling Union that the case was a medical matter rather than a doping rules violation. He will not be banned.

The court said the judges ruled “the UCI’s in-competition ban on tramadol was for medical rather than doping reasons and was therefore within the UCI’s power and jurisdiction.”

Traces of the synthetic painkiller tramadol were found in two dried blood spot samples taken from the Colombian racer five days apart in July, the UCI previously said.

Quintana’s case is among the first to rely on the dried blood spot (DBS) method of collecting samples which the World Anti-Doping Agency approved last year.

Tramadol was banned in 2019 from use at cycling races because of potential side effects. They include the risk of addiction, dizziness, drowsiness and loss of attention.

Quintana finished second in the Tour de France in 2013 and 2015, won both times by Chris Froome. He won the 2014 Giro d’Italia.