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Tour De France 2022 - Prerace Forecast

Tour De France 2022 - Prerace Forecast


The Tour de France is one of the most anticipated annual sporting events. This year's 109th anniversary begins in Denmark, the furthest away starting point yet, and ends in Paris. 

Since it began in 1903, the race has become one of the most esteemed competitive cycling events in the world. Every year, cyclists from all over come to compete in this gruelling event.

The tour itself is no easy feat ‚Äď it covers over 2,100 miles and passes through some of the most picturesque countryside in all of Europe. However, for many cyclists, the challenge is worth it. The Tour de France is an exciting event that is sure to get any spectator's heart racing.

 

The Route

The first week kicks off in Denmark for 3 days of racing including a 13 mile time trial. Cobblestones are seen in the northern French coast and the route takes the cyclists through Belgium then down to Switzerland with some more hilly terrain.

Week two comprises Alpine mountains, the 21 hairpins of L’Alpe d’Hue and sprinter suitable stages leading to Carcassonne. On this week, the peloton will face some of the most challenging parts of the race. The Alpine mountain stages will test their endurance, while the 21 hairpins of L’Alpe d’Hue, which haven't been included in the race for four years, will require skilled manoeuvring.

The final week sees high mountains and back to back summit finishes in¬†Peyragudes and Hautacam. The¬†40km individual time trial takes place in the Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour¬†villages. The whole competition rounds up in it's tradition around the French¬†capital and concluding along the Champs-√Člys√©es¬†

Who Will Win? 

Who will win the Tour de France this year? The past two year's winner, Tadej Pogańćar, is a 23 year old Slovenian rider for UAE Team Emirates and this year's course seems made for him. It is predicted he will win it at the canter stage. Will he be able to defend his title? Or will another rider take the victory? Last years runner up,¬†Jonas Vingegaard,¬†a Danish cyclist for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo‚ÄďVisma is also a favourite for glory! Along with his team mate Primoz Roglic.

Carlton Kirby

Our favourite commentator Carlton Kirby is back this year and we can't wait for 3 weeks of the King of Commentary! Get your Carlton Kirby fan club t-shirt and show some support for the man of renown, never wearing brown.

https://www.primaleurope.com/collections/carlton-kirby-fan-club

Fantasy Cycling League

We've teamed up with Scorito for our own Tour De France Fantasy Cycling league. Just because you're not taking part in real life, doesn't mean you need to miss out on the fun!
Join now to be in for a chance of winning a Primal prize 

 https://www.scorito.com/subleague/496781/tour-de-france-2022/primal-europe/ad320719-041f-4ecf-a97a-5ff4144f091f

Deadline to sign up is 3:00pm GMT 01/07/22. 

Enjoy the race!