Tour de France stage 1 preview - Copenhagen time trial to establish hierarchy

AJMAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 22: Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 4th UAE Tour 2022 - Stage 3 a 9km Individual Time Trial stage from Ajman to Ajman / ITT / #UAETour / #WorldTour / on February 22, 2022 in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The opening 13.2km time trial around the central streets of Copenhagen will kick off the 2022 Tour de France on Friday, every second won or lost highlighting the different rivalries of this year’s race and establishing the early hierarchy in the peloton.  

The time trial specialists – like Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost) and Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) – plus Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) will surely fight for the stage victory, and so the first yellow jersey of this year’s race.

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