The Grand Départ of the 109th Tour de France will take place Copenhagen. Originally, the 2021 Tour would have kicked off in Denmark, but a combination of COVID-19 and the European Football Championships forced the organisation to develop a different scenario. The 2022 edition kicks into gear on Friday 1 July, while the race is set to finish on Sunday 24 July.
Denmark will host three stages in 2022. Probably, the race sets off with a flat individual time trial in Copenhagen. Although featuring some sharp turns, the course suits specialist who can push a big gear.
At 199 kilometres, the 2nd stage is going to be a coastal ride between Rosskilde and Nyborg. The first half of the race takes in three short climbs in quick succession – Côte d’Asnæs Indelukke, Côte d’Høve Stræde and Côte de Karup Strandbakke -, while the Storebælbro with 16 kilometres out is not entirely flat either. Still, a bunch sprint is next to certain.
Same goes for stage 3. The 182 kilometres route travels from Vejle to Sønderborg. Slightly more undulating, but the highest point of the day says it all. Côte de Genner Strand peaks out at 57 metres – so yes, this one should be for fast finishers also.
Full details of the route of the 2022 Tour de France will be announced on 14 October at the Palais des Congrès de Paris.
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