Tour de France 2022 Route stage 6: Binche - Longwy

Tour de France 2022Thursday 7 July - The 6th stage of the Tour de France kicks off in Binche, Belgium, and finishes just across the border in Longwy. The finale of the 219.9 kilometres long race is a puncheur's dream.

Binche hosted the start of stage 3 in 2019. That day, Julian Alaphilippe soloed to victory in Épernay. It was the first and last visit of the Tour de France to the Wallonian town.

Longwy is almost as inexperienced. After a finish in 1982 it lasted until 2017 before La Grande Boucle returned. At the end of a race on lumpy roads the last 1.6 kilometres ascended to the Citadel of Longwy. Peter Sagan outsprinted Michael Matthews on the punchy finish climb.

The 2022 race to Longwy will see the same finale. The climb to the Longwy Citadel starts out with 500 brutal meters – peaking out at 11% – before the road evens out after the flamme rouge.

This year’s finale is even more promising as a ramp of 800 metres at 12.3% precedes the ‘old’ finish.

Another interesting aspect is that the Binch-Longwy stage is played out on the longest route of this year’s Tour de France. The roads go either up or down during the entire day before the last 15 kilometres are even more trying.

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Another interesting read: results 6th stage 2022 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2022 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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  • Joe Surowiecki says:

    Hi there,,,…I’m a Tour de France Fan since 1947….Yes way back when it Was …A real tour de France and they went around France…..Now it’s still called Tour de France but in reality they Don’t Go around France…..Now it’s a bit here and there Parts Of France….One they make sure that the Alps and Pyrenees Are Included….Way back almost ALL the Stages were over 200 kms. Now they are barely over 140 Kms…..Way Back you Had Champions These Days They are Called Champions but in my Book they Are Just Bikers and Not Champions…… Coppi Bartali Bobet…Koblet …ect….Where Champions…..!

  • Ryan says:

    I’m thinking about going to see this tomorrow about 2 hours away from Longwy. Never been to a tour stage. Anyone got a recommendation of a place to view it with relatively easy parking and access?

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