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Highlights Tour de France 2022

Every year, millions of spectators, fans, sponsors, and organizers look forward to July. After all, it was then that a significant event took place – a multi-day road cycling race. The race is considered one of the three components of the Grand Tour. It has been going on for over a century.

Historical perspective

The road cycling contest was organized at the beginning of the 20th century. Initially, the event was declared as an advertising project. It became the main competitor of the Paris-Brest-Paris contest.

The event has usually been organized since 1903 in France and neighboring countries in the first three weeks of July. In the entire history of the race, it was only during the two world wars that it was canceled.

“Big Loop” or the second name of the cycling event

Any cycling race consists of stages. The Tour has 21 stages. Stage 1 – 1 day. In order for the time and points to be recorded correctly, the athlete must complete the stage. The tour is called the “big loop”. This name has taken root because of the huge distance.

The length is from 3000 to 4000 km. There is no fixed distance because the length changes a little every year. In 1926, the distance was a record – 5745 km. The winner of the cycling race is selected based on the results of the overall standings in the stages.

The winners are ranked in the universal cycling ranking. And also at the end of the Contest, many nominations are chosen – the best sprinter, mountain sportsman, and young rider.

Tour participants in the 2022 season

In 2022, the 109th season of cycling events took place. It was very bright and gorgeous. Adrenaline is over the top because the fight was for survival. Many teams from different regions attended the championship.

Team Region
AG2R Citroën France
Astana Qazaqstan Kazakhstan
Bahrain Victorious Bahrain
Bora-Hansgrohe Germany
Cofidis France
EF Education-EasyPost USA
Groupama-FDJ France
Ineos Grenadiers Great Britain
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux Belgium
Israel-Premier Tech Israel
Lotto-Soudal Belgium
Movistar Spain
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Belgium
Bike JAYCOEDNExchange Australia
DSM Netherlands
Jumbo-Visma Netherlands
Trek-Segafredo USA
UAE Team Emirates UAE
Alpecin-Deceuninck Belgium
Arkea-Samsic France
B&B Hotels-KTM France
TotalEnergies France


The best athletes in the 2022 season

As for the results of the overall achievements, the universal ranking of the Tour was formed as follows:

Rank Sportsman Result
1 Jonas Vingegaard 79:33:20
2 Tadej Pogacar + 2:43
3 Geraint Thomas + 7:22
4 David Gudu + 13:39
5 Alexander Vlasov + 15:46


Athletes put in a lot of effort to enter the top 5 of the universal ranking in the last season of the International Contest.