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The 2022 Women’s Tour de France (officially known as the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift) concluded on Sunday with Annemiek van Vleuten winning the eight-stage race after a week-long “roller coaster” (recap here).

See On Her Turf’s full guide to the Women’s Tour de France 2022 below, which includes event history, details on how to watch (TV/streaming), video highlights, results , stage details, route information, and more.


Tour de France Women 2022 – Stage details and results

While the Tour de France (men) ended last Sunday in Paris, the first stage of the women’s race started at the Eiffel Tower. In total, the Tour de France Women 2022 race consisted of eight stages, covering 1,029 kilometers (639 miles).

The eight-day race program had to receive an exemption from the International Cycling Federation (UCI) because the organization’s regulations state that women’s World Tour races must last a maximum of six days with a maximum individual stage length of 160 kilometers.

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Date

Course

Distance and course type

Stage winner

Yellow Jersey (Leader of the general classification)

Green jersey (leader of the points classification)

Polka dot jersey (mountain ranking leader)

Leader of the Young Riders Ranking

Team Ranking Leader

Combativeness Award

Step 1 July 24 Paris (Eiffel Tower) to Champs-Élysées 82 km (51 mi) — Flat stage Lorena Wiebes Lorena Wiebes Lorena Wiebes Femke Markus Maike van der Duin Canyon-SRAM Gladys Verhulst
2nd step July 25 Meaux to Provins 135 km (84 mi) – Hilly stage Marianne Vos Marianne Vos Marianne Vos Maike van der Duin Maike van der Duin
Step 3 July 26 Reims to Epernay 133 km (83 mi) – Mid-mountain stage Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig Femke Gerritse Julie DeWilde Alena Amialiusik
Step 4 July 27 Troyes to Bar sur Aube 126 km (78 mi) – Mid-mountain stage Marlen Reusser Julie DeWilde SD Worx Marlen Reusser
Step 5 July 28 Bar-le-Duc in Saint-Die-des-Vosges 175 km (109 mi) – Hilly stage Lorena Wiebes Julie DeWilde Victory Berteau
Step 6 July 29 Saint-Die-des-Vosges to Rosheim 128 km (80 mi) – Flat stage Marianne Vos Julia Borgstrom Mary Le Net
Step 7 July 30 From Sélestat to Markstein 127 km (79 mi) – Mountain stage Annemiek van Vleuten Annemiek van Vleuten Demi Vollering Shirin van Anrouij Canyon-SRAM Annemiek van Vleuten
Step 8 July 31 Lure at La Planche des Belles Filles 123 km (76 mi) — Mountain stage Annemiek van Vleuten Mavi Garcia

Final winner

Annemiek van Vleuten

Marianne Vos

Demi Vollering

Shirin van Anrouij

Canyon-SRAM

Marianne Vos

Tour de France Women 2022 – Final general classification (Top 10):

Rank Athlete Crew Total Time / Delay Time
1 Annemiek van Vleuten The Movistar team 26h 55′ 44″
2 Demi Vollering SD Worx + 3′ 48″
3 Kasia Niewiadoma Canyon–SRAM + 6′ 35″
4 Juliette Labous The DSM team + 7′ 28″
5 Silvia Persico Valcar–Travel and services + 8′ 00″
6 Elisa Longo Borghini Hiking–Segafredo + 8′ 26″
seven Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig FDJ-Suez Futuroscope + 8′ 59″
8 Evita Muzic FDJ-Suez Futuroscope + 13′ 54″
9 Veronique Aiguieres EF Education–EasyPost + 15′ 05″
ten Mavi Garcia UAE Team ADQ + 15′ 15″

Women’s Tour de France 2022 – Video summaries

Stage 3 video: Uttrup Ludwig wins emotional Stage 3, Vos retains yellow jersey (recap here)

Stage 4 video: Marianne Vos retains Women’s Tour de France lead as Reusser wins stage four (recap here)

Stage 5 video: After a massive crash, Wiebes wins the second stage of the Women’s Tour de France 2022 (recap here)

Stage 6 video: Marianne Vos takes the sprint victory to take stage six

Stage 7 highlights: Annemiek van Vleuten wins yellow jersey with dominant solo drive (recap here)

Video of stage 8: Annemiek van Vleuten wins the Tour de France Women 2022, returns from illness (recap here)


History of the Women’s Tour de France

While 2022 hosted the first women’s Tour de France in a long time, it’s not the first time the race has taken place. Here is an abbreviated history of previous attempts at the Women’s Tour de France.

  • 1955: The first women’s Tour de France is organized as a single event and contested separately from the men’s event.
  • 1984: After failing to qualify for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics – the first Olympics to include women’s cycling – American Marianne Martin won the first official women’s Tour de France. It was an 18-day race that took place at the same time – and on the same courses, but shortened – as the men’s event. The event was organized by the Société du Tour de France, which later became Amaury Sport Organization (ASO).
  • 1985-1989: The women’s Tour de France continues alongside the men’s race. italy Maria Canins won in 1985 and 1986, ahead of France Jeannie Longo won three consecutive titles. After 1989, the organizers of the event decided to withdraw the women’s event from the Tour de France programme.
  • 1990-1993: Without the approval of the organizers of the Tour de France, a new women’s race is created and organized separately from the men’s event.
  • 1992-2009: French journalist Pierre Boue launched the Tour Cycliste Féminin in 1992. After ASO claimed trademark infringement in 1998, the name of the race was changed to “Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale”. This version of the race also had its fair share of challenges with funding, logistics and media coverage. The last Grande Boucle in 2009 was the shortest of all, with only four stages and 306 kilometers.
  • 2013: Emma Poole, Catherine Bertina, Marianne Vosand Chrissie Wellington filed a petition with the director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme demanding that women be allowed to race the Tour de France. “While many women’s sports face battles of inequality, road cycling remains one of the worst offenders: less racing opportunities, no television coverage, shorter distances, and therefore inequality of wages and prices,” the petition reads.
  • 2014-2021: In response to the petition, ASO creates “La Course by Le Tour de France”. Between 2014 and 2021, it ran as a one- or two-day race, but often felt more like a token gesture than a competitive event.
  • June 2021: ASO announces that the first Tour de France Women with Swift, an eight-stage race, will start in 2022.

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2022 Women’s Tour de France teams

A total of 24 teams took part in the 2022 Women’s Tour de France. This includes the 14 UCI Women’s World Teams, as well as the top three 2021 UCI Women’s Continental Teams and seven Invitational Teams.

UCI Women’s World Teams:

  • Canyon // SRAM Racing (GER)
  • EF Education – Tibco – SVB (USA)
  • FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)
  • Human-Powered Health (US)
  • Liv Racing Xstra (NED)
  • Movistar Women’s Team (ESP)
  • Team Roland Cogeas Edelweiss (SUI)
  • Team BikeExchange – Jayco (AUS)
  • DSM-Team (NED)
  • Jumbo Team – Visma (NED)
  • SD Worx Team (NED)
  • Trek – Segafredo (USA)
  • UAE Team ADQ (UAE)
  • Uno-X Professional Cycling Team (NOR)

Three best UCI women’s continental teams 2021:

  • Ceratizit – WNT Professional Cycling Team (GER)
  • Parkhotel Valkenburg (NED)
  • Valcar – Travel and Services (ITA)

Invited teams:

  • AG Insurance – NXTG Team (NED)
  • Arkéa Pro Cycling Team (FRA)
  • Cofidis Women’s Team (FRA)
  • Col Wahoo (GBR)
  • Plantur – Pura (BEL)
  • Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime (FRA)
  • St Michel – Auber 93 (FRA)

2022 Women’s Tour de France Prizes

The total prize pool is €250,000 (approximately $262,437). The winner of the general classification will receive 50,000 euros (approximately 52,487 USD).


How to watch the Women’s Tour de France 2022

NBC Sports will cover the Tour de France Women with Zwift 2022 for viewers in the United States. All eight stages will be broadcast on Peacock. Additional encore coverage will also air on CNBC. A full TV/streaming schedule can be found below.

Date

Time (ET)

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Broadcast/TV

Sun July 24 7:20 am Stage 1 (LIVE) Peacock
3 p.m. Step 1 CNBC
Monday July 25 8:15 a.m. Stage 2 (LIVE) Peacock
Tuesday July 26 8:15 a.m. Stage 3 (LIVE) Peacock
Wed 27 July 8:15 a.m. Stage 4 (LIVE) Peacock
Thursday July 28 8:15 a.m. Stage 5 (LIVE) Peacock
Fri, July 29 8:15 a.m. Stage 6 (LIVE) Peacock
Sat 30 July 9:20 a.m. Stage 7 (LIVE) Peacock
Sun. July 31 9:20 a.m. Stage 8 (LIVE) Peacock, CNBC

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