Tour de France 2022: Five key stages

Tour de France 2022 five key stages
Five key stages of the 2022 Tour de France: the high mountains, the cobbles, and the final time trial (Image credit: Getty Images/Composite)

The 2021 cycling season is only just drawing to a close but already thoughts are turning towards next year and towards next summer, with the 2022 Tour de France route unveiled on Thursday morning.

Kicking off with a far-flung Grand Départ in Denmark before focussing largely on the east and south of France, the race looks to have something for everyone. The 21 days of racing will include wind, cobbles, sprints, hills, five summit finishes, a touch of gravel and plenty of time trial kilometres.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix