2022 Tour de France Route
As mentioned, this year’s Tour de France will pass through Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and France. There are 21 stages as follows:
- 6 flat stages
- 7 hilly stages
- 6 mountain stages with 5 summit finishes
- 2 individual time trial stages
- 2 rest days
- 1 transfer day
For the first time ever, the route will pass through the following: Copenhagen, Roskilde, Nyborg, Vejle, Sonderborg, Aigle, Castelnau-Magnoac, Lacapelle-Marival, and Rocamadour. The route passes through several mountain ranges (Vosges, Alps, Massif Central, and Pyrenees), over cobble stones (during stage five), and will pass plenty of beautiful scenery.
The full stage schedule is as follows:
START AND FINISH
Copenhague > Copenhague
Roskilde > Nyborg
Vejle > Sønderborg
Dunkerque > Calais
Lille Métropole > Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut
Binche > Longwy
Tomblaine > La Super Planche Des Belles Filles
Dole > Lausanne
Aigle > Châtel Les Portes Du Soleil
Morzine Les Portes Du Soleil
Morzine Les Portes Du Soleil > Megève
Albertville > Col Du Granon Serre Chevalier
Briançon > Alpe D'huez
Le Bourg D'oisans > Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne > Mende
Rodez > Carcassonne
Carcassonne > Foix
Saint-Gaudens > Peyragudes
Lourdes > Hautacam
Castelnau-Magnoac > Cahors
Lacapelle-Marival > Rocamadour
Paris La Défense Arena > Paris Champs-Élysées
The Teams and Riders
As mentioned there are 22 teams taking part in this year’s race and each team has 8 riders. The competing teams are as follows:
- AG2R Citroen Team
- Astana Qazaqstan
- Bahrain Victorious
- EF Education-EasyPost
- Ineos Grenadiers
- Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
- Israel-Premier Tech
- Jumbo - Visma
- Lotto Soudal
- Movistar Team
- Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
- Team BikeExchange - Jayco
- Team DSM
- UAE Team Emirates
- Alpecin - Fenix
- Team Arkea - Samsic
- B&B Hotels - KRM
While some of these teams have clear links to certain countries, e.g. Bahrain Victorious, it doesn’t mean that the riders on the team all come from that country. There are a number of high-profile riders taking part and you should be sure to do your research into them before placing bets. Here is a short list of some of the names to watch and the teams that they ride for:
- Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) – UAE Team Emirates
- Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) – Team Jumbo-Visma
- Wout van Aert (Belgium) – Team Jumbo-Visma
- Matej Mohoric (Slovenia) – Team Bahrain Victorius
- Julian Alaphilippe (France) – Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl Team
- Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) – Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl Team
- Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark) – Jumbo-Visma
- Richard Carapaz (Ecaudor) – Ineos Grenadiers
- Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) – Alpecin-Fenix
When you start planning your Tour de France bets, you need to look at both the individuals and the teams. There is a huge amount of information available and the more you are able to gather, the better your chances are of placing a winning bet.
Tour de France Bets
When it comes to betting on the Tour de France, there are masses of options. You can of course bet on the overall winner as well as winners of individual stages. Here we will have a quick look at some of the most popular Tour de France bets:
Outrights (Yellow Jersey Bet)
This is a bet on which cyclist will win the entire event. This bet can both be placed before the Tour de France begins and at any point during the race while more than one winner is possible.
As the name suggests, this is simply a bet on whether a specific rider will finish in the top 3. It is possible to place this type of bet on both the entire race and an individual stage.
This is exactly the same principle as the Top 3 bet, except that it applies to the top 10 places. As it is far easier to get right, the odds will be much shorter.
King of the Mountains
A number of jerseys are awarded in the Tour de France. The polka dot jersey goes to the best climber and they are known as King of the Mountains. This is a bet on which rider will receive this jersey.
The green jersey is awarded to the cyclist with the best sprint time. This is a bet on which cyclist will receive it.
Best Young Rider
The Tour de France is an excellent opportunity to spot upcoming talent. The white jersey is awarded to the cyclist aged 25 or younger who has the best time in the general classification. This is a bet on which rider will receive it.
Best Time-Trial Finisher
This is a bet on which cyclist will have the shortest aggregate time over all of the time-trial stages.
Head to Head
Head to head betting pairs two cyclists together and requires you to pick which of them will perform better overall. It doesn’t matter how your chosen cyclist performs relative to the rest of the field, all that matters is that they outperform the cyclist that they have been paired with in the market.
This is a bet on which cyclist will win an individual stage. As mentioned, you may also be able to place bets on cyclists to finish in the top 3 or top 10 for any given stage.
Total Number of Stages Won
This is a bet on the number of stages the overall winner of the Tour de France will win. It is an interesting market as theoretically, the overall winner does not need to win a single bet.