The 2022 Tour de France is on monitor for its 109th version. It should kick off on 1 July in Copenhagen (beginning overseas for the twenty fourth time) with the ultimate stage ending on the Champs Élysées in Paris on 24 July. Riders will cowl a complete of three 328 km throughout flat, hilly and mountain phases.
Showmax Professional subscribers throughout the African continent (excluding these in South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho) will be capable of be part of the experience reside to see who will end the race within the coveted yellow jersey.
Slovenian bicycle owner Tadej Pogačar, winner of each the 2020 and 2021 editions, is the clear favorite to deliver residence his third title in a row. The 23-year-old is driving for UAE Group Emirates. His compatriot Primož Roglič of Group Jumbo Visma has three Tour de France phases to his identify and can also be among the many contenders. Others embrace Welshman Geraint Thomas, driving for Ineos Grenadiers, and final yr’s runner-up, Jonas Vingegaard.
Two South African riders, Lotto-Soudal’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux’s Louis Mentjies, might be seeking to make their nation proud within the French tour.
Different riders to maintain a watch out for embrace Kenyan-born and four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, who will wish to decide up a latest win together with his final victory coming in 2017. He might be racing for Isreal-Premier Tech.
The 109th males’s version of the Tour de France might be adopted by the primary ever version of the Tour de France Femmes, one in all ladies’s biking’s two grand excursions. This comes after years of campaigning to get an equal to the lads’s tour, with the motion getting underway from the 24 to 31 July. What many are calling a race for the historical past books will start on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and end at La Tremendous Planche des Belles-Filles. The historic race will see riders compete in eight phases and canopy 1 029km.
It has been introduced that 24 groups are set to go face to face within the eight-day race. Frenchwoman Aude Biannic is seeking to impress at her debut Tour Femmes in her residence nation with residence help. Boasting Annemiek van Vleuten on their roster, Movistar are getting down to obtain total victory on the Tour de France Femmes – a race that holds additional significance for teammate Breton Biannic, who might be difficult at residence.
Elisa Longo Borghini is contemporary off a 34-kilometre win at Paris-Roubaix and the Italian will now be 100% targeted on paddling to victory at Tour Femmes.
Showmax Professional subscribers throughout Africa excluding South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho can comply with all of the racing motion at this yr’s Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes.