Starting in Copenhagen on 1st July, the 2022 Tour de France promises to be a global spectacle in cycling. Cyclingnews will be bringing you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the year's biggest race.
The 2022 Tour de France will be broadcast around Europe and the rest of the world, with all stages aired from start to finish, and you can find out how to watch the race wherever you are with our handy guide and with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Starting in Copenhagen and covering three stages in Denmark before the transfer to Dunkerque, the best sprinters, stage racers and breakaway artists in the world will be on the starting line of the most-anticipated race of the year.
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won the last two editions of the Tour and remains the overwhelming favourite to win but he will be tested by crosswinds, cobblestones, and a massive stage to Alpe d'Huez that includes the highest climb of the 109th Tour de France, the Col du Galibier.
The race begins with a 13-kilometre time trial in Copenhagen, a test of strength and nerves as riders vie to wear the first maillot jaune of race leader. Most of the first week's stages are suited to the fast men of the peloton, although the potential for crosswinds and echelons is high. The Classics specialists will shine on stage 5 that covers 11 sectors of pavé, some of which are used in Paris-Roubaix.
Stage 6 from Binche to Longwy gives the puncheurs a shot, with a sharp climb to the finish. It will also be an opener for the first major summit finish on La Planche des Belles Filles - the same climb that won Pogacar the 2020 Tour de France when it featured in the final time trial.
From stage 7 on the course swings in the favour of the climbers and breakaway artists, with stage 12 to Alpe d'Huez and stage 18 to Hautacam the key stages for the overall contenders.
Will it be Pogačar for three in a row? Can Primož Roglič break through and beat his compatriot? Will the likes of Adam Yates, Aleksandr Vlasov, Geraint Thomas, Ben O'Connor, Jonas Vingegaard, Dani Martínez, and Romain Bardet challenge for the top spot? And who will inherit green from Mark Cavendish – Wout van Aert, Fabio Jakobsen, Jasper Philipsen, Caleb Ewan, or Peter Sagan?
All these questions and more will feature in the lead-up to the Grand Départ on Friday, July 1.
Read on for all the information on how to watch the 2022 Tour de France.
Tour de France live stream
The 2022 Tour de France will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on Eurosport channels 1 and 2 (410, 411 on Sky) as well as streaming on Discovery+ (opens in new tab), which carries Eurosport's live coverage. A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass.
The races will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, and in select other territories on GCN+ (opens in new tab), with a year’s subscription costing £39.99. In Australia, national broadcaster SBS (opens in new tab) will also carry live coverage.
The Tour de France will be available to view in the USA on Peacock Premium (opens in new tab). A seven-day free trial is available, while a subscription to Peacock Premium will set you back $4.99 (or $9.99 without ads) per month.
FloBikes (opens in new tab) will air the Tour de France in Canada. An annual subscription will set you back $12.99/month.
Around Europe, broadcasters include France TV (opens in new tab) in France, ARD (opens in new tab) in Germany, Sporza (opens in new tab) and RTBF (opens in new tab) in Belgium, Rai (opens in new tab) in Italy, and RTVE (opens in new tab) in Spain.
Be warned, though, geo-restrictions may apply if you're outside your home country or on holiday during the Tour de France.
You can get around that, however, by accessing the streams via a VPN, with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) offering the ability to simulate being back in your home country, allowing you to watch the race live on various devices – including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
Tour de France schedule
|Stage 1||Fri 07/01/2022||Copenhagen||Copenhagen||13.2 km||Individual time-trial|
|Stage 2||Sat 07/02/2022||Roskilde||Nyborg||202.5 km||Flat|
|Stage 3||Sun 07/03/2022||Vejle||Sønderborg||182 km||Flat|
|Rest Day 1||Mon 07/04/2022|
|Stage 4||Tue 07/05/2022||Dunkerque||Calais||171.5 km||Hilly|
|Stage 5||Wed 07/06/2022||Lille Métropole||Arenberg Porte du Hainaut||154 km||Hilly|
|Stage 6||Thu 07/07/2022||Binche||Longwy||220 km||Hilly|
|Stage 7||Fri 07/08/2022||Tomblaine||La Super Planche des Belles Filles||176.5 km||Mountain|
|Stage 8||Sat 07/09/2022||Dole||Lausanne||186.5 km||Hilly|
|Stage 9||Sun 07/10/2022||Aigle||Châtel Les Portes du Soleil||193 km||Mountain|
|Rest Day 2||Mon 07/11/2022||Morzine Les Portes du Soleil||Rest Day|
|Stage 10||Tue 07/12/2022||Morzine Les Portes du Soleil||Megève||148.5 km||Hilly|
|Stage 11||Wed 07/13/2022||Albertville||Col du Granon Serre Chevalier||152 km||Mountain|
|Stage 12||Thu 07/14/2022||Briançon||Alpe d'Huez||165.5 km||Mountain|
|Stage 13||Fri 07/15/2022||Le Bourg d'Oisans||Saint-Étienne||193 km||Flat|
|Stage 14||Sat 07/16/2022||Saint-Étienne||Mende||192.5 km||Hilly|
|Stage 15||Sun 07/17/2022||Rodez||Carcassonne||202.5 km||Flat|
|Rest Day 3||Mon 07/18/2022||Carcassonne||Rest Day|
|Stage 16||Tue 07/19/2022||Carcassonne||Foix||178.5 km||Hilly|
|Stage 17||Wed 07/20/2022||Saint-Gaudens||Peyragudes||130 km||Mountain|
|Stage 18||Thu 07/21/2022||Lourdes||Hautacam||143.5 km||Mountain|
|Stage 19||Fri 07/22/2022||Castelnau-Magnoac||Cahors||188.5 km||Flat|
|Stage 20||Sat 07/23/2022||Lacapelle-Marival||Rocamadour||40.7 km||Individual time-trial|
|Stage 21||Sun 07/24/2022||Paris La Défense Arena||Paris Champs-Élysées||116 km||Flat|
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.