Tour de France 2022 Route stage 6: Binche - Longwy

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

Binche hosted the start of stage 3 in 2019. That day, Julian Alaphilippe soloed to victory in 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 read: favourites to win the race to Longwy.

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