Tadej Pogačar in time trial mode on stage 20 of the 2021 Tour de France.

Start times for the Tour de France’s stage 1 time trial

The first Tour rider starts at 4 pm local time.

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The 2022 Tour de France kicks off on Friday, July 1st with a pan-flat, 13.2 km time trial in Copenhagen that will offer the time trial specialists a chance at the yellow jersey. Riders will pass iconic landmarks such as the Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid, and at the end, somebody gets to wear the Tour’s first yellow jersey.

You can read all about the stage in our comprehensive Tour de France preview.

Tour de France organizers have released the prelimary start times for the stage 1 time trial. We say preliminary because given how things are going, it’s bound to change a bit. We’ll update this list as necessary.

When does the stage 1 time trial start?

The start times listed below are Copenhagen local time. That translates to:

  • USA East coast: 10:00 am
  • USA West coast: 7:00 am
  • London: 3:00 pm
  • Melbourne, Aus: 12:00 am
  • Tokyo, Japan: 11:00 pm

When do the big names start?

They’re a bit all over the place, with a lump of key riders right after 5:00 pm local time. Filippo Ganna, the odds-on favorite, starts at 5:03, then Wout van Aert at 5:04, then Tadej Pogačar at 5:05. Roglič is 40 minutes earlier at 4:20.

For our Aussie viewers, Ben O’Connor starts at 4:40.

Bad weather is a possibility, which is likely why many teams have chosen to put their top riders in the middle of the group. Wind is supposed to pick up after 5 pm, and light rain is possible.

Stage 1 time trial start times

116:00:00214LECROQJérémyBBK
216:01:00202BAUERJackBEX
316:02:00192BOIVINGuillaumeIPT
416:03:00182BOASSON HAGENEdvaldTEN
516:04:00175MOLLEMABaukeTFS
616:05:00168WELLENSTimTFS
716:06:00158SWIFTConnorLTS
816:07:00144*BISSEGGERStefanARK
916:08:00138ZEITSAndreyEFE
1016:09:00122BYSTRØMSven ErikAST
1116:10:00115HAMILTONChristopherDSM
1216:11:00101VAN DER POELMathieuADC
1316:12:0091GAUDUDavidGFC
1416:13:0087TRATNIKJanTBV
1516:14:0077THOMASBenjaminCOF
1616:15:0061MASEnricMOV
1716:16:0057MØRKØVMichaelQST
1816:17:0042GROSSSCHARTNERFelixBOH
1916:18:0036JUNGELSBobACT
2016:19:0022MARTINEZDanielIGD
2116:20:0011ROGLIČPrimožTJV
2216:21:003*BJERGMikkelUAD
2316:22:00213GOUGEARDAlexisBBK
2416:23:00203DURBRIDGELukeBEX
2516:24:00195NIVGuyIPT
2616:25:00183BODNARMaciejTEN
2716:26:00171PEDERSENMadsTFS
2816:27:00161EWANCalebLTS
2916:28:00151QUINTANANairoARK
3016:29:00147POWLESSNeilsonEFE
3116:30:00135GRUZDEVDmitriyAST
3216:31:00124MEINTJESLouisIWG
3316:32:00111BARDETRomainDSM
3416:33:00105*PHILIPSENJasperADC
3516:34:0094KÜNGStefanGFC
3616:35:0081HAIGJackTBV
3716:36:0071MARTINGuillaumeCOF
3816:37:0064*JORGENSONMatteoMOV
3916:38:0051JAKOBSENFabioQST
4016:39:0041VLASOVAleksandrBOH
4116:40:0031O’CONNORBenACT
4216:41:0021THOMASGeraintIGD
4316:42:0018VINGEGAARDJonasTJV
4416:43:004LAENGENVegard StakeUAD
4516:44:00217ROLLANDPierreBBK
4616:45:00201MATTHEWSMichaelBEX
4716:46:00197NEILANDSKristsIPT
4816:47:00185LATOURPierreTEN
4916:48:00178STUYVENJasperTFS
5016:49:00162FRISONFrederikLTS
5116:50:00152BARGUILWarrenARK
5216:51:00142ALMEIDA GUERREIRORuben AntonioEFE
5316:52:00132RIABUSHENKOAleksandrAST
5416:53:00121KRISTOFFAlexanderIWG
5516:54:00116*LEKNESSUNDAndreasDSM
5616:55:00108VAN KEIRSBULCKGuillaumeADC
5716:56:0097PINOTThibautGFC
5816:57:0082CARUSODamianoTBV
5916:58:0078WALSCHEIDMaxCOF
6016:59:0066OLIVEIRANelsonMOV
6117:00:0054CATTANEOMattiaQST
6217:01:0047SCHACHMANNMaximilianBOH
6317:02:0038PARET PEINTREAurélienACT
6417:03:0024GANNAFilippoIGD
6517:04:0016VAN AERTWoutTJV
6617:05:001*POGACARTadejUAD
6717:06:00215LEMOINECyrilBBK
6817:07:00208SCHULTZNicholasBEX
6917:08:00193CLARKESimonIPT
7017:09:00181SAGANPeterTEN
7117:10:00174KIRSCHAlexTFS
7217:11:00163GILBERTPhilippeLTS
7317:12:00156*LOUVELMatisARK
7417:13:00146NIELSENMagnus CortEFE
7517:14:00137VELASCOSimoneAST
7617:15:00126PETITAdrienIWG
7717:16:00117TUSVELDMartijnDSM
7817:17:00104KRIEGERAlexanderADC
7917:18:0093*GENIETSKévinGFC
8017:19:0088*WRIGHTFredTBV
8117:20:0074IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTIIonCOF
8217:21:0065MÜHLBERGERGregorMOV
8317:22:0052ASGREENKasperQST
8417:23:0044KÄMNALennardBOH
8517:24:0032BOUCHARDGeoffreyACT
8617:25:0028YATESAdamIGD
8717:26:0015LAPORTEChristopheTJV
8817:27:006*MCNULTYBrandonUAD
8917:28:00216*MOZZATOLucaBBK
9017:29:00204GROENEWEGENDylanBEX
9117:30:00198WOODSMichaelIPT
9217:31:00184*BURGAUDEAUMathieuTEN
9317:32:00176*SIMMONSQuinnTFS
9417:33:00167*VERMEERSCHFlorianLTS
9517:34:00153BOUETMaximeARK
9617:35:00141URANRigobertoEFE
9717:36:00133DOMBROWSKIJosephAST
9817:37:00125PASQUALONAndreaIWG
9917:38:00118*VERMAERKEKevinDSM
10017:39:00106PLANCKAERTEdwardADC
10117:40:0092DUCHESNEAntoineGFC
10217:41:0084MOHORICMatejTBV
10317:42:0076PEREZAnthonyCOF
10417:43:0068VERONACarlosMOV
10517:44:0056LAMPAERTYvesQST
10617:45:0045KONRADPatrickBOH
10717:46:0034COSNEFROYBenoitACT
10817:47:0027VAN BAARLEDylanIGD
10917:48:0013KRUIJSWIJKStevenTJV
11017:49:005MAJKARafalUAD
11117:50:00212BARTHECyrilBBK
11217:51:00207MEZGECLukaBEX
11317:52:00196HOULEHugoIPT
11417:53:00188VUILLERMOZAlexisTEN
11517:54:00173GALLOPINTonyTFS
11617:55:00164JANSE VAN RENSBURGReinardtLTS
11717:56:00154CAPIOTAmauryARK
11817:57:00148*RUTSCHJonasEFE
11917:58:00136MOSCONGianniAST
12017:59:00127VAN DER HOORNTacoIWG
12118:00:00112*DAINESEAlbertoDSM
12218:01:00102DILLIERSilvanADC
12318:02:0096MADOUASValentinGFC
12418:03:0085SANCHEZLuis LeonTBV
12518:04:0073GESCHKESimonCOF
12618:05:0067TORRES BARCELOAlbertMOV
12718:06:0053*BAGIOLIAndreaQST
12818:07:0043HALLERMarcoBOH
12918:08:0033CHERELMikaelACT
13018:09:0026ROWELukeIGD
13118:10:0014KUSSSeppTJV
13218:11:002BENNETTGeorgeUAD
13318:12:00218SCHÖNBERGERSebastianBBK
13418:13:00206JUUL JENSENChristopherBEX
13518:14:00191FROOMEChrisIPT
13618:15:00186OSSDanielTEN
13718:16:00172CICCONEGiulioTFS
13818:17:00166*VAN MOERBrentLTS
13918:18:00155HOFSTETTERHugoARK
14018:19:00145DOULLOwainEFE
14118:20:00134FELLINEFabioAST
14218:21:00123GOOSSENSKobeIWG
14318:22:00113DEGENKOLBJohnDSM
14418:23:00103GOGLMichaelADC
14518:24:0095LE GACOlivierGFC
14618:25:0086TEUNSDylanTBV
14718:26:0075LAFAYVictorCOF
14818:27:0063IZAGIRRE INSAUSTIGorkaMOV
14918:28:0058SENECHALFlorianQST
15018:29:0048VAN POPPELDannyBOH
15118:30:0035*DEWULFStanACT
15218:31:0023CASTROVIEJOJonathanIGD
15318:32:0012BENOOTTiesjTJV
15418:33:008*HIRSCHIMarcUAD
15518:34:00211BONNAMOURFranckBBK
15618:35:00205JANSENAmund GrøndahlBEX
15718:36:00194FUGLSANGJakobIPT
15818:37:00187TURGISAnthonyTEN
15918:38:00177SKUJINSTomsTFS
16018:39:00165*KRONAndreasLTS
16118:40:00157OWSIANLukaszARK
16218:41:00143BETTIOLAlbertoEFE
16318:42:00131LUTSENKOAlexeyAST
16418:43:00128*ZIMMERMANNGeorgIWG
16518:44:00114*EEKHOFFNilsDSM
16618:45:00107SBARAGLIKristianADC
16718:46:0098*STORERMichaelGFC
16818:47:0083GRADEKKamilTBV
16918:48:0072PERICHONPierre LucCOF
17018:49:0062ERVITIImanolMOV
17118:50:0055*HONORÉMikkelQST
17218:51:0046POLITTNilsBOH
17318:52:0037NAESENOliverACT
17418:53:0025*PIDCOCKThomasIGD
17518:54:0017VAN HOOYDONCKNathanTJV
17618:55:007SOLERMarcUAE

* Asterisks indicate the riders eligible for the best young rider classification (white jersey).

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