Tour de France 2022 start date, route, teams and riders & winner odds

Everything you need to know about the greatest bike race in the world.


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Grab some lycra and get ready to hit the road as we’re all set for the Grand Depart in the 109th edition of the Tour de France.

There’ll be plenty of thrills and spills in the battle for one of the most iconic prizes in sport, the yellow jersey, over the course of three weeks of rip-roaring racing.


One of three Grand Tours on the cycling calendar, the Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event on the planet due to the sheer number of spectators that line the streets.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the Tour de France 2022 including the start date, route, teams and riders & Paddy Power’s latest odds below.

Tour de France start date

The Tour de France 2022 begins in Copenhagen, Denmark on Friday, July 1. The first stage is a 13.2km individual time trial.

Tour de France route

A total of 3,328 kilometres will be covered – or 2,068 miles for imperial lovers – in the Tour de France 2022. There are 21 stages including a couple of individual time trials over 23 days. Denmark hosts the opening three stages before the circus head to France and there are brief sojourns in Belgium and Switzerland en route to the finish line in Paris.

Stage One (Friday, July 1): Copenhagen to Copenhagen, 13.2km – Individual Time Trial
Stage Two (Saturday, July 2): Roskilde to Nyborg, 202.5km
Stage Three (Sunday, July 3): Vejle to Sonderborg, 182km
Rest Day (Monday, July 4)
Stage Four (Tuesday, July 5): Dunkirk to Calais, 171.5km
Stage Five (Wednesday, July 6) Lille to Wallers-Arenberg, 154km
Stage Six (Thursday, July 7): Binche to Longwy, 220km
Stage Seven (Friday, July 8): Tomblaine to La Super Planche des Belles Filles, 176.5km
Stage Eight (Saturday, July 9): Dole to Lausanne, 186.5km
Stage Nine (Sunday, July 10): Aigle to Châtel Les Portes du Soleil, 193km
Rest Day (Monday, July 11)
Stage 10 (Tuesday, July 12): Morzine to Megève, 148.5km
Stage 11 (Wednesday, July 13): Albertville to Col de Granon, 152km
Stage 12 (Thursday, July 14): Briançon to Alpe d’Huez, 165.5km
Stage 13 (Friday, July 15): Bourg d’Oisans to Saint-Étienne, 193km
Stage 14 (Saturday, July 16): Saint-Étienne to Mende, 192.5km
Stage 15 (Sunday, July 17): Rodez to Carcassonne, 202.5km
Rest Day (Monday, July 18)
Stage 16 (Tuesday, July 19): Carcassonne to Foix, 178.5km
Stage 17 (Wednesday, July 20): Saint-Gaudens to Peyragudes, 130km
Stage 18 (Thursday, July 21): Lourdes to Hautacam, 143.5km
Stage 19 (Friday, July 22): Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors. 188.5km
Stage 20 (Saturday, July 23): Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour, 40.7km – Individual Time Trial
Stage 21 (Sunday, July 24): Paris La Défense to Paris, 116km

Tour de France teams and riders

There are no Irish riders to cheer on as Sam Bennett and Ryan Mullen have missed out while Manx Missile Mark Cavendish, the joint-record holder for the most stage victories in Tour history, has been left at home by Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team.

2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is one of four British riders named in the Ineos Grenadiers team and the Welshman heads into the event in fine form after triumphing in the Tour de Suisse last week. Chris Froome, a four-time Tour champ, features for Israel–Premier Tech.


Bryan Coquard (FRA)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Ion Izagirre (ESP)
Victor Lafay (FRA)
Guillaume Martin (FRA)
Anthony Perez (FRA)
Benjamin Thomas (FRA)
Max Walscheid (GER)

Ineos Grenadiers

Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)
Filippo Ganna (ITA)
Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL)
Thomas Pidcock (GBR)
Luke Rowe (GBR)
Geraint Thomas (GBR)
Adam Yates (GBR)
Dylan van Baarle (NED)

Israel–Premier Tech

Simon Clarke (AUS)
Chris Froome (GBR)
Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
Omer Goldstein (ISR)
Hugo Houle (CAN)
Daryl Impey (RSA)
Krists Neilands (LVA)
Michael Woods (CAN)


Caleb Ewan (AUS)
Frederik Frison (BEL)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)
Andreas Kron (DEN)
Brent Van Moer (BEL)
Florian Vermeersch (BEL)
Tim Wellens (BEL)

EF Education–EasyPost

Alberto Bettiol (ITA)
Stefan Bissegger (SUI)
Magnus Cort (DEN)
Ruben Guerreiro (POR)
Neilson Powless (USA)
Jonas Rutsch (GER)
Rigoberto Urán (COL)

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

Kasper Asgreen (DEN)
Andrea Bagioli (ITA)
Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)
Tim Declercq (BEL)
Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DEN)
Fabio Jakobsen (NED)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Michael Mørkøv (DEN)

Team Jumbo–Visma

Tiesj Benoot (BEL)
Steven Kruijswijk (NED)
Sepp Kuss (USA)
Christophe Laporte (FRA)
Primož Roglič (SLO)
Wout van Aert (BEL)
Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)
Jonas Vingegaard (DEN)

Astana Qazaqstan Team

Samuele Battistella (ITA)
Joe Dombrowski (USA)
Fabio Felline (ITA)
Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ)
Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
Gianni Moscon (ITA)
Simone Velasco (ITA)
Andrey Zeits (KAZ)

AG2R Citroën Team

Geoffrey Bouchard (FRA)
Mikaël Cherel (FRA)
Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA)
Stan Dewulf (BEL)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
Oliver Naesen (BEL)
Ben O’Connor (AUS)
Aurélien Paret-Peintre (FRA)

Team Bahrain Victorious

Damiano Caruso (ITA)
Kamil Gradek (POL)
Jack Haig (AUS)
Matej Mohorič (SLO)
Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
Dylan Teuns (BEL)
Jan Tratnik (SLO)
Fred Wright (GBR)

UAE Team Emirates

George Bennett (NZL)
Mikkel Bjerg (DEN)
Vegard Stake Laengen (NOR)
Rafał Majka (POL)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Tadej Pogačar (SLO)
Marc Soler (ESP)
Matteo Trentin (ITA)

Team BikeExchange–Jayco

Jack Bauer (NZL)
Luke Durbridge (AUS)
Dylan Groenewegen (NED)
Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR)
Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Luka Mezgec (SLO)
Nick Schultz (AUS)

Movistar Team

Imanol Erviti (ESP)
Iván García Cortina (ESP)
Gorka Izagirre (ESP)
Matteo Jorgenson (USA)
Enric Mas (ESP)
Gregor Mühlberger (AUT)
Nelson Oliveira (POR)
Carlos Verona (ESP)


Warren Barguil (FRA)
Maxime Bouet (FRA)
Amaury Capiot (BEL)
Hugo Hofstetter (FRA)
Matis Louvel (FRA)
Łukasz Owsian (POL)
Nairo Quintana (COL)
Connor Swift (GBR)

Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux

Kobe Goossens (BEL)
Quinten Hermans (BEL)
Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
Louis Meintjes (RSA)
Andrea Pasqualon (ITA)
Adrien Petit (FRA)
Taco van der Hoorn (NED)
Georg Zimmermann (GER)


Antoine Duchesne (CAN)
David Gaudu (FRA)
Kevin Geniets (LUX)
Olivier Le Gac (FRA)
Stefan Küng (SUI)
Valentin Madouas (FRA)
Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
Michael Storer (AUS)

Team TotalEnergies

Maciej Bodnar (POL)
Mathieu Burgaudeau (FRA)
Pierre Latour (FRA)
Daniel Oss (ITA)
Cristián Rodríguez (ESP)
Peter Sagan (SVK)
Anthony Turgis (FRA)
Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA)

Team DSM

Romain Bardet (FRA)
Alberto Dainese (ITA)
John Degenkolb (GER)
Nils Eekhoff (NED)
Chris Hamilton (AUS)
Andreas Leknessund (NOR)
Martijn Tusveld (NED)
Kevin Vermaerke (USA)


Silvan Dillier (SUI)
Michael Gogl (AUT)
Alexander Krieger (GER)
Jasper Philipsen (BEL)
Edward Planckaert (BEL)
Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)
Mathieu van der Poel (NED)
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL)


Giulio Ciccone (ITA)
Tony Gallopin (FRA)
Alex Kirsch (LUX)
Bauke Mollema (NED)
Mads Pedersen (DEN)
Quinn Simmons (USA)
Toms Skujiņš (LVA)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)


Felix Großschartner (AUT)
Marco Haller (AUT)
Lennard Kämna (GER)
Patrick Konrad (AUT)
Nils Politt (GER)
Maximilian Schachmann (GER)
Danny van Poppel (NED)
Aleksandr Vlasov

B&B Hotels–KTM

Cyril Barthe (FRA)
Franck Bonnamour (FRA)
Alexis Gougeard (FRA)
Jérémy Lecroq (FRA)
Cyril Lemoine (FRA)
Luca Mozzato (ITA)
Pierre Rolland (FRA)
Sebastian Schönberger (AUT)

Tour de France odds

Tadej Pogacar is bidding to become just the ninth rider in history to secure three Tour de France crowns and is, unsurprisingly, the hot favourite in Paddy Power’s Tour Winner market. The 23-year-old also won the polka dot and white jerseys on the last two Tours.

Team Jumbo–Visma rider Jonas Vingegaard, the runner-up in last year’s Tour de France, is prominent in the Tour Winner betting although he has five minutes and 20 seconds to make up on Pogacar.

A nightmare time trial in the penultimate stage of the 2020 Tour de France cost Primoz Roglic his shot at the yellow jersey but the 32-year-old Slovenian remains one of the finest riders of his generation and has since won the Vuelta for a third time, Olympic time trial gold, Paris-Nice and the Criterium du Dauphine.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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