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The 2022 Tour de France begins in Copenhagen on Friday July 1 and ends in Paris on Sunday July 24.

Copenhagen is the host of the opening day time trial. Two more Danish stages will take the peloton west and south towards the German border before a transfer day to Dunkirk.

The race then heads south via a Roubaix cobbled stage, a brief jaunt over to Belgium, and then the first summit finish on La Super Planche Des Belles Filles, a return to the scene of Tadej Pogačar’s usurping of Primož Roglič two years ago, albeit with a finish further up the mountain and without time trial bikes.

Then, after a foray into Switzerland, we arrive at the Alps. The Col du Granon Serre Chevalier, the Col de la Croix de Fer, the Galibier (twice) and, of course, Alpe d’Huez. Huge.

We then transfer westwards to the Pyrenees for a final mountain GC showdown with summit finishes at Peyragudes and Hautacam on the menu.

Finally, a relatively long penultimate stage time trial just to keep the nerves jangling amongst the overall contenders until the final kilometre of proper racing. A traditional Sunday finish on the Champs-Élysées wraps things up to celebrate the yellow jersey and give the sprinters a reward for three fairly inhospitable weeks for fast men at the French Grand Tour.

As Tadej Pogačar aims for a third yellow jersey in a row and potential dethroners line up behind him, countless storylines will unfold across three weeks of racing in Denmark, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Here is the route upon which all this will happen, the intricacies of each day, and the likely contenders for daily victory.

Nice one Christain Prudhomme, looks like it’s going to be, how you say, ‘un doozy’.

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Confirmed: No Champs-Élysées finish for Tour de France in 2024

The Paris Olympics force a change in modern tradition for the French Grand Tour.

Fun and games and a 'bike race' at the Saitama Criterium

A flock of Tour de France celebs descends on Saitama, Japan for a traditional weekend of culture and light-hearted competition.

Geraint Thomas sets sights on the Giro: Tour de France? Completed it, mate

The route announcements, and distinct lack of TT kilometres in France, solidified the 2018 Tour champion's objectives for 2023.

Nairo Quintana's Tramadol appeal dismissed by CAS

The Colombian twice tested positive for the banned painkiller at the Tour de France and was subsequently disqualified.

The Tour de France wants a Frenchman to win on Bernard Hinault road in 2023

Stranger things have happened, probably.

The Brian Robinson story: Paving the way, from Yorkshire to the Tour de France

Brian Robinson died last week aged 91, leaving behind a legacy that built the foundation for decades of British cycling success.

A considered ranking of the 2023 Tour de France stages, based on vibe alone

Here are the stages that have un petit peu de je ne sais pas and the stages that do not.

The 2023 Tour de France route has been unveiled

Here's what next year's race has in store.

Bernal wants to make a Tour de France comeback, but he might not like what he finds

Is there a lost generation between the era of ‘experienced’ Grand Tour winners and today’s fledgling superstars?

The whispers of what the 2023 Tour de France route could look like

It's only a week until we find out but we're bored of waiting.

Primož Roglič’s specialist accuses Jumbo-Visma of putting team goals over rider health

It took Roglič himself to book an MRI scan following his Tour de France DNF, which showed two vertebral fractures on top of shoulder injury.

Jonas Vingegaard 'has had it very hard after the Tour'

Jumbo-Visma DS says the Dane has found it difficult to adapt to life post-winning the Tour de France.

Fourteen-year-old Tadej Pogačar was a secret agent

An unearthed school film involves guns, bikes and a plot line more closely guarded than the nuclear missile launch codes.

After two Grand Tours, injury threatens 20-year-old amateur's Vuelta quest

Erik Horsthemke has cycled the entire Giro and Tour routes so far in 2022 (including transfers). The Vuelta could be three weeks too far.

Inside the minds of climbers

What makes them different from the rest of the peloton? And what would a Tour de France look like without any mountains?

Rigoberto Urán wins the maillot yawn

How much do Tour de France riders sleep? This much.

David Gaudu is a Twitch streamer now

France's fourth-best Tour cyclist is also its most-online.

The Femmes Finale: Recovering from the Tour de France Femmes

Our favorite moments from the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

Men's peloton set for vital levelling up thanks to Tour de France Femmes success

Men's peloton look to address one-sided field and continued instances of crashing.

The Femmes Stage 8: History is made atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles

Straight to your ears from the finish lines, press rooms, and restaurants of the Tour de France.