Friday, Aug 12, 2022 Today's Paper
SC Ranking
1 Emil Persson 25,562,006
2 Ida Dahl 24,839,273
3 Andreas Nygaard 24,633,945
4 Tord Asle Gjerd... 24,584,380
5 Lina Korsgren 24,484,047
6 Oskar Kardin 24,312,698
7 Britta Johansso... 24,058,203
8 Johannes Eklöf 24,013,294
9 Max Novak 23,921,189
10 Astrid Øyre Sli... 23,754,472
11 Emilie Fleten 23,416,363
12 Morten Eide Ped... 23,402,906
13 Kasper Stadaas 23,372,337
14 Ermil Vokuev 23,155,152
15 Stian Hoelgaard 23,119,309
16 Johan Hoel 23,094,196
17 Runar Skaug Mat... 22,726,499
18 Maxim Vylegzhan... 22,671,721
19 Vetle Thyli 22,530,051
20 Herman Paus 22,492,362
21 Magnus Vesterhe... 22,299,171
22 Marcus Johansso... 21,942,740
23 Anders Aukland 21,690,765
24 Torleif Syrstad 21,609,107
25 Joar Thele 21,527,809
26 Karstein Johaug 21,461,033
27 Jiří Pliska 21,021,748
28 Torgeir Sulen H... 20,862,822
29 Eddie Edström 20,738,799
30 Gabriel Höjlind... 20,657,291
31 Stanislav Řezáč... 20,425,274
32 Axel Jutterströ... 20,170,582
33 Klas Nilsson 19,965,758
34 Nils Persson 19,937,621
35 Thomas Ødegaard... 19,696,746
36 Jan Šrail 19,570,618
37 Simen Engebrets... 19,178,110
38 Bastien Poirrie... 19,138,063
39 Sofie Elebro 19,117,183
40 Mauro Brigadoi 18,992,619
41 Alexey Shemiaki... 18,653,161
42 Stian Berg 18,652,088
43 Viktor Mäenpää... 18,487,671
44 Arnaud Du Pasqu... 18,285,573
45 Aleksandr Grebe... 18,267,363
46 Dmitriy Bagrash... 18,225,082
47 Anikken Gjerde ... 18,209,193
48 Petter Soleng S... 18,089,523
49 Fabián Štoček... 17,925,232
50 Olga Tsareva 17,877,070
 
Events & Results
CHECK COMPETITIONS
Event Country Date
Mobile icon Mobile icon

Tour de France Starts Tomorrow

The 2022 Tour de France starts on Friday, July 1. These are the stages, teams, and expectations for the traditional French cycling stage race.

Photo: Icon Sport/Bildbyrån

Tour de France ends on Sunday. A cycling team is very reminiscent of the structure of a Pro Tour Team in Ski Classics.

Tour de France is a real summer classic: ups, downs, drama, smiles, and tears spread over 21 stages and three weeks. ProXCskiing.com follows the Tour day by day, from the Individual Time Trial (ITT) in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 1 to stage 21 in Paris on Sunday, July 24.

Throughout this year’s race, you get a daily update about the stage that awaits every morning, and thoughts on the upcoming stage with Eurosport’s experienced commentator Roberto Vacchi.

“This year’s edition of the Tour will be tough, incredibly tough,” says Vacchi about this year’s course.

But compared to the first editions of the legendary race, this year’s start is ‘easier’ than in the first edition of the Tour de France held in 1903, a challenging first stage on 467km from Paris to Lyon. 

The winner of both the first stage and the first edition of the Tour de France was the Frenchman Maurice Garin, who after a total of 94 hours of cycling won almost three hours ahead of the next rider Lucien Pothier. 

Since that start, the prestigious cycling race has continued, only interrupted by two world wars.

This year’s Tour de France consists of 21 stages. These are categorized as follows:

  • 6 flat stages 
  • 7 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages of which five have a mountain top finish (La super Planche des Belles Filles, Col du Granon, Alpe d’Huez, Peyragudes and Hautacam)
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 2 rest days 
  • 1 travel day (from Denmark to France)

In total, the cyclists will cover 3.349,8 kilometers during the Tour de France, which this year begins with three stages in Denmark. First, a time trial in Copenhagen:

“It is a really tough version of the Tour de France, and they already get the first challenge in Denmark. The cyclists will, among other things, cross the Great Belt. You have to have respect for how (the wind) can blow there,” says Eurosport’s cycling commentator Roberto Vacchi to ProXCskiing.com.

Who do you think will win the Tour de France?
“Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia), who has won the last two years has looked very strong, so he will be difficult to beat. But a lot can happen during these three weeks,” says Vacchi, who will comment on around 125 hours from the Tour de France during the month of July.

On July 24, the same day as the men finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the women start their Tour de France. The women’s race has eight stages this year. ProXCskiing will follow their stages in the same way as the men with information about each stage every morning. Stay tuned! 

FACTS: Tour de France 2022

  • When:  July 1 to July 24 (men) and July 24 to July 31 (women)
  • Who:  UCI World Tour
  • What:  Stage race over 21 stages in 24 days (men) and eight stages in eight days (women)
  • Where:  Mainly in France. This year, the men’s Tour de France starts with three stages in Copenhagen.
  • Distance:  3.349,8 kilometers (men) and 1.029 kilometers (women)
  • Established:  1903
  • Owner:  ASO
  • Website:  www.letour.fr

FACTS: Team line-up Tour de France 2022

  • UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
  • Jumbo-Visma (The Netherlands)
  • Ineos Grenadiers (United Kingdom)
  • AG2R Citroën (France)
  • Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)
  • Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl (Belgium)
  • Movistar (Spain)
  • Cofidis (France)
  • Baharain Victorious (Bahrain)
  • Groupama FDJ (France)
  • Alpecin-Deceuninck (Belgium)
  • Team DSM (Netherlands)
  • Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux (Belgium)
  • Astana-Qazaqstan (Kazakhstan)
  • EF Education-Easypost (USA)
  • Arkea-Samsic (France)
  • Lotto Soudal (Belgium)
  • Trek-Segafredo (USA)
  • TotalEnergies (France)
  • Israel – Premier Tech (Israel)
  • Bikeexchange-Jayco (Australia)
  • B&B Hotels-KTM (France)
Most read
Become a member now