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Découvrez le parcours du Tour de France 2022 !

Découvrez le parcours du Tour de France 2022 !

Christian Prudhomme a dévoilé ce matin le parcours de la 109e édition du Tour de France. Les coureurs auront un total de 3 328 kilomètres à parcourir du 1er au 24 juillet prochain.

Un Grand Départ à l’étranger, des pavés, de la montagne…

Le Tour 2022 s’élancera le 1er juillet, un vendredi et non pas un samedi ! Cela permettra de faciliter le transfert vers la France après les trois étapes du Grand Départ au Danemark.

Chose aussi rare à souligner, quatre pays figurent sur la carte du Tour : le Danemark, la Belgique, la Suisse et bien sûr la France.

Parmi les 21 étapes, nous retrouverons deux contre-la-montre individuel, cinq arrivées en altitude et 11 secteurs pavés répartis sur la 5e étape entre Lille et Arenberg. Cette journée dans le nord devrait plaire à notre Classicman, Anthony Turgis et à notre recrue star Peter Sagan.

Enfin, neuf nouveaux sites/villes-étapes feront leur entrée dans l’histoire de la Grande Boucle.

Anthony Turgis et Pierre Latour au Palais des Congrès

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— Administrateur to teamtotalenergies.com

Annemiek van Vleuten valora el recorrido del Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2022

Recuperándose de sus lesiones

La número 1 mundial en 2021 -a solo una prueba WorldTour de confirmarse dicho ránking- ofrece sus impresiones en profundidad sobre la ‘Grande Boucle’, que arrancará el próximo 24 de julio en París.

“Lo primero de todo, quiero agradecer a la organización por tomarse en serio la confección del recorrido. Transmite la sensación de que han hecho un gran esfuerzo para crear un recorrido bonito y que represente lo que es el ciclismo femenino a día de hoy. A primera vista, creo que han acertado en el sentido de haber ofrecido oportunidades a todo tipo de corredoras en esos ocho días de carrera.

Obviamente me gustan las etapas de montaña, pero hay otros aspectos que veo muy bien. Por ejemplo, el hecho de empezar en los Campos Elíseos. Es una forma bonita de conectar el Tour masculino con el femenino, comenzando donde ellos acaban. Me gusta el planteamiento porque normalmente la gente está triste el día de París porque se acaba todo; esta vez, tienes la oportunidad de seguir viendo ciclismo y vernos a nosotras. Es bonito también que las carreras tengan alguna forma de conexión sin celebrarse a la vez, sin quitarse protagonismo. El concepto me gusta.

Como decía antes, también me gusta que haya diferentes tipos de etapas. Días para las sprinters, días con repechos -una de las etapas tiene esa dura ascensión de 1 km muy cerca del final- y, en general, todos los ingredientes que debería presentar un Tour de Francia, simplemente en una versión más comprimida.

Vale, es cierto que no hay contrarreloj, pero tampoco estoy triste por ello porque los dos finales de montaña me vienen personalmente muy bien. También me hace ilusión ver que han hecho el esfuerzo de meternos en subidas conocidas, puertos que la gente puede identificar fácilmente. Si ves el Petit Ballon, el Grand Ballon, La Planche des Belles Filles… es un Tour de Francia, se identifica fácilmente, y creo que es una gran decisión. En particular La Planche es una subida que tengo ganas de afrontar. No la conozco y seguro que será uno de los sitios que vayamos a reconocer de antemano.

Van Vleuten, durante la temporada 2021 recién concluida para ella. (c) Photo Gomez Sport

En general, lo único que no me gusta demasiado, y no lo hace en ninguna vuelta por etapas, es la etapa con los tramos de tierra. No siento que sea algo necesario en un recorrido de Tour de Francia. Aumentas la importancia del ‘factor suerte’, del ‘factor buena suerte’ en concreto, porque la carrera se te puede ir por un pinchazo. En vueltas por etapas, no me gusta tanto. Es un poco una lotería, para una carrera como esta lo veo demasiado arriesgado. Esperemos que todo el mundo ‘sobreviva’ y nadie sufra esa mala suerte.

Por resumir: muy contenta en global, feliz de que tengamos esta oportunidad, y una motivación extra para mi rehabilitación. Seguro que va a ser uno de los mayores objetivos de la próxima temporada para mí. Habrá que ver si podemos afrontar Giro Donne y Tour de Francia en una misma temporada, todavía lo tengo que valorar con el equipo y mi entrenador, ver si es realista, si es posible, y también conocer el recorrido del Giro. Pero como digo, el Tour va a ser uno de los grandes objetivos de mi 2022”.

— Daniel Sánchez to movistarteam.com

Tour de France 2022 (July 1-24)

Vincent Lavenu : « A Tour which suits the qualities of the team »

« Learning what the route of the Tour de France is always a rather unique moment. The first part promises to be tricky starting in Denmark with the wind, the flatness and then moving onto the cobblestones. We will have to be attentive and use the whole team to support our leaders. The Tour will then be very demanding with a lot of mountains. It suits the qualities of the team. One of the highlights of these three weeks will be the Col du Granon. I have fond memories of the Tour passing on this one, I was on the side of the road with my children. It’s a very difficult climb. »Vincent

Aurélien Paret-Peintre : « More mountainous than last year »

« It’s a bit more mountainous than last year. We will have a good start in a flat and windy country, then the Alps will quickly come, where there will be very difficult stages that we know well. These are legendary places and it promises to be superb. Crossing France will also be more complicated than usual with a passage through the Massif Central and then we will have beautiful climbs in the Pyrenees.
The second rest day will take place close to home, in Morzine, then we will cross the entire Haute-Savoie department via a very beautiful route, especially on the shores of Lake Geneva. It’s going to be a lot of fun for me »Aurélien

Benoît Cosnefroy : « A route that inspires me »

« It’s a Tour de France that inspires me and it’s always a special emotion to discover the course. As always, we find stages where there will be opportunities to find success. The start looks very stressful with the wind and then the cobbles. There will be a lot of uncertainty for each of the stages. »Benoît

The number

20

Since its first participation in 1993, the AG2R CITROËN TEAM has won 20 stages of the Tour de France. It has also climbed on the podium of the final general classification on 3 occasions (Jean-Christophe Péraud 2nd in 2014 and Romain Bardet 2nd in 2016 and 3rd 2017).

The news

Presentation of the academy

The training program for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM has existed for 20 years. The AG2R CITROËN U19 and AG2R CITROËN U23 teams give young people aged 17 to 22 the chance to learn about cycling at a high level while continuing their school career. Watch a video presentation about the programs HERE

— Kevin Bottin to www.ag2rcitroenteam.com

Tour de Vendée (October 9)

Lilian Calmejane : « Ready to get back to racing »

« The rain made the two races (La Route Adélie de Vitré and the Classic Loire-Atlantique) last weekend difficult. I had to take a little time to recover but I’m ready to get back to racing again. Since the Vuelta a Espana, I have returned to my best level. Having had those injuries at the start of the year means that I still have some freshness at the end of the season. I was missing a bit of kick to go for the victory at the Classic Loire-Atlantique (5th) but I’m not far from it. There are three more opportunities to raise my arms and I’m motivated to make the most of them. At this time of year, the difference is more between motivated guys and tired guys. This makes the races more aggressive and conducive to attacks. That’s what I love to do, so I will be among the active ones as soon as the opportunity arises. »Lilian

The number

1

Ahead of the last three rounds, Dorian Godon leads the general classification of the Coupe de France with 165 points. He is also the leader of the best young rider classification. The AG2R CITROËN TEAM leads the team classification.

The news

Benoît Cosnefroy 4th in Italy, Stan Dewulf 5th in Belgium

Benoît Cosnefroy and Aurélien Paret-Peintre finished 4th and 10th respectively in the 100th edition of Tre Valli Varesine.
“Physically, I had a great day despite the bad weather. The whole team did an amazing job getting me to the front for the finish. Aurélien was in front too, and it could have ended even better. In the sprint, I “got stuck” on the 13-tooth cog. I had the podium in my legs. That’s my only regret of the day,” Benoît Cosnefroy said.
Stan Dewulf finished 5th in Binche – Chimay – Binche.
“I didn’t have very good legs at the start of the race. Paris-Roubaix has left its mark. But after a while, my legs loosened up, and I was able to race. I’m happy with this 5th place,” Stan Dewulf explained.

— Kevin Bottin to www.ag2rcitroenteam.com

Women’s Tour continues without Korevaar and Jackson – Liv Racing

Liv Racing will start Tuesday’s second stage (Walsall – Walsall, 102.2 kilometres) of the Women’s Tour with three riders left. Jeanne Korevaar and Alison Jackson crashed in the final three kilometres of the first stage on Monday.

Shortly after the last five riders, including Soraya Paladin, were caught, there was a crash in the peloton one and a half kilometres from the finish. Jeanne Korevaar suffered a broken collarbone. Alison Jackson suffered injuries that seriously disrupted her sleep. Both are now focusing on full recovery.

Photo credits: Cor Vos

— rik to livracing.com

Roy sprints to 11th on an aggressive stage one of the Women’s Tour – Team BikeExchange

Australian champion Sarah Roy sprinted to 11th place on an aggressive opening stage of the Women’s Tour in Banbury.

The two-time stage winner was in the mix in both the intermediate sprints on the 147.7km stage, taking second and third respectively as Team BikeExchange looked to go on the front foot on day one.

With a number of attacks coming and going in the opening half of the stage, Janneke Ensing tried her luck as she jumped clear ahead of the Iron Down Hill QOM. The Dutch rider opened up an advantage of more than 30 seconds, but the peloton soon shut the move down as the race reached the finishing circuit.

A flurry of attacks were then launched over the course of the last lap, with a dangerous group of five edging away inside the final 10km. However, it was all back together again in time for the sprint finale as Marta Bastianelli took the win, with Roy battling to 11th place after getting caught behind a late crash.

Sarah Roy:
“The legs are feeling great after Roubaix surprisingly. My blistered up hands on the other hand are quite sore, but I know I’m not the only one.

It’s a real shame there is no live coverage of this race. It’s always so dynamic and interesting. Today in the last 15km we had a small group away and a fast chase from behind with a very reduced bunch after a quick QOM.

The break had about 15 seconds and all of my teammates had already used all their biccies helping me earlier in the race, so I was following wheels alone but feeling very good. The group was caught with 2-3km to go. Our first objective for the finish was to be top-10 into the roundabout 1.3km from the line, and I was thereabouts when the peloton split into two lines going around it and as they merged there was a big crash in front of me. Thankfully I made it through, but unfortunately was off the back of the sprint and didn’t get to contest for it.

Today was a fantastic team ride, and I really enjoyed it with this crew. Janneke, Ane and Teniel were really strong out there covering important moves and looking after me. I’m looking forward to the next stages. I hope all those who came down are okay.”

2021 Women’s Tour Stage 1 – Results:
1. Marta Bastianelli 3:44:41
2. Chloe Hosking ST
3. Clara Copponi ST
11. Sarah Roy (Team BikeExchange) ST

Photo Courtesy of Getty Sport.

— Team BikeExchange to www.greenedgecycling.com

Final WorldTour stage race of the season beckons for Team BikeExchange at the Women’s Tour – Team BikeExchange

Team BikeExchange return to Britain for the final WorldTour stage race of the season as they tackle the six-day Women’s Tour.

Two-time stage winner Sarah Roy will be keen to add further success on British soil, while Spaniard Ane Santesteban looks to build on her strong third place overall at the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche two weeks ago.

Janneke Ensing lines-up for the final stage race of her career with l’Ardèche stage winner Teniel Campbell back in action alongside Jess Allen, all fresh from the inaugural edition of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

Despite announcing her retirement at last month, Lucy Kennedy wanted one more taste of racing and has been called up for the Women’s Tour, rounding out the six-rider squad and replacing Georgia Williams who crashed in Paris-Roubaix and will rest as a precaution.

Team BikeExchange at the Women’s Tour:
Jess Allen (AUS)
Teniel Campbell (TTO)
Janneke Ensing (NED)
Lucy Kennedy (AUS)
Sarah Roy (AUS)
Ane Santesteban (ESP)

Sarah Roy:
“Veloviewer has been great to see what the courses will be like this year. The stages look like it will be really fun and interesting racing across the whole week and the terrain really suits our team.

I like that there’s a ‘short’ time trial this year as well. It’ll really sort out the GC which can open the racing up a bit differently for non time trial riders.

It’s been a really long season, especially for the Australians, having started racing back in January. It’s also been a special year with the Olympics and the first time we’ve had a really popular, strong stage race after the world championships, which I think means we might see a number of riders absent from the tour or slightly fatigued given the demanding season. I expect to see some great racing though, our peloton is relentless.”

Martin Vestby (Head Sport Director):
“There is going to be quite a lot of stages that are exposed to wind and at this time of year there could be a bit of everything. It is a great race and it is one of the bigger tours this year, so we are motivated.

I think with the course this year and the form Roy is in, if she can recover from Roubaix with the form she has, I think we have a strong card with her, but I think we should play with all the opportunities that we have.”

2021 Women’s Tour – Stage Details:
Monday, 4th October: Stage 1, Bicester-Banbury, 147.7km
Tuesday, 5th October: Stage 2, Walsall-Walsall, 102km
Wednesday, 6th October: Stage 3, Atherstone-Atherstone, 16.6km (TT)
Thursday, 7th October: Stage 4, Shoeburyness-Southend-on-Sea, 117.8    
Friday, 8th October: Stage 5, Colchester-Clacton, 95.4km
Saturday, 9th October: Stage 6, Haverhill-Felixstone, 155.3km

Photo Courtesy of Getty Sport.

— Team BikeExchange to www.greenedgecycling.com

The Women’s Tour, última vuelta por etapas de 2021 para Movistar Team (4-9 octubre)

The Women’s Tour, última vuelta por etapas de 2021 para Movistar Team (4-9 octubre) — Daniel Sánchez to movistarteam.com

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC: DAL TOUR DE BRETAGNE CON UNA VITTORIA

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ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC: FROM THE TOUR DE BRETAGNE WITH A VICTORY

Bad luck has once again taken place, but the last trip of the season to France at the Tour de Bretagne for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec will remain to be remembered anyway and above all for a victory, good placings and yet another proof of character of the team. Success brought Leonardo Marchiori with a good sprint in the fifth stage of the transalpine race which started last Monday and ended yesterday after seven fractions. Before, it was Marchiori himself who finished twice in the top-10 with a seventh and an eighth place. In sixth place, however, Nicola Venchiarutti had finished in the third stage, then forced, due to a crash, to retire. Same fate befell Mattia Viel. Finally, yesterday in an insidious stage Filippo Tagliani was good, just out of the top-10 (11°). The intern Rocchetta also starred in the French week, good at getting into some attacking action. On the French race (Uci 2.2), where Gian Paolo Cheula was leading the team, here is the comment of the team manager Gianni Savio: «Another success has arrived in France, after those in the summer of Santiago Umba and Jefferson Cepeda in the Tour d’Alsace and the Tour de Savoie. As in the case of Umba, another new professional, Leonardo Marchiori, who once again proves the validity of our youth project, established himself».

— Team Androni Sidermec to teamandronisidermec.com

Groves & Yates headline Team BikeExchange at the Tour of Croatia hunting late season wins – Team BikeExchange

Team BikeExchange are in Croatia ready for the six-day CRO race starting on Tuesday, 28th September with Giro d’Italia podium finisher Simon Yates back in action and looking for a high overall showing in the last phase of the 2021 season.

The mixed seven-rider team includes recent Tour of Slovakia prologue winner Kaden Groves, who will give the squad a strong option for the flatter, fast stages and will be supported by Ethiopian rider Tsgabu Grmay, Australian powerhouses Callum Scotson and Michael Hepburn, plus Kazakh climber Andrey Zeits.

Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist, Australian rider Kelland O’Brien, will join Team BikeExchange at the CRO race as as stagiaire rider for the remainder of the 2021 season.

With a varied parcours, the team head into the six-day race with a two-pronged approach, as Yates leads the team’s overall classification ambitions, while fast finisher Groves looks to throw his arms in the air in some of the potential sprint finishes.

Team BikeExchange at the Tour of Croatia:
Kaden Groves (AUS)
Michael Hepburn (AUS)
Kelland O’Brien (AUS) Stagiaire*
Callum Scotson
Grmay Tsgabu (ETH)
Simon Yates (GBR)
Andrey Zeits (KAZ)

Kaden Groves

“I am really looking forward to the Tour of Croatia, we have a good team which can target both of our goals, the overall and stage wins. My condition is really good and I’m expecting it to be even better now having some race exposure after a long time off racing due to injury. 

Having Kell O’Brian with us in the team is also a big plus, he brings a lot of horsepower and it’ll be a good experience for him to ride with us in this final part of the season as a stagiaire.

It will be my first time racing in Croatia but having looked at the stages I am confident in our team and I am keen to get on the start line.”

Matt White – Head Sport Director
“We are all excited about heading back to CRO Tour. Our last trip resulted in a win for former rider Adam Yates, back in 2019 and this year we head back with similar ambitions.

We have a well-rounded team with Kaden Groves as our fast man and Simon Yates for the tougher, hillier stages. The tour has a bit for everyone, and we are looking to finish off the 2021 season strong.”

2021 Tour of Croatia Race Details:
Tuesday, 28th September: Stage 1, Osijek to Varazdin, 237km
Wednesday, 29th September: Stage 2, Slujn to Otocac, 187km
Thursday, 30th September: Stage 3, Rimosten to Makarska, 167km
Friday, 1st October: Stage 4, Zadar to Crikvenica, 197km
Saturday, 2nd October: Stage 5, Rabac/Labin to Opatija, 137.5km
Sunday, 3rd October: Stage 6, Samobor to Zagreb, 156.5km 

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

— Team BikeExchange to www.greenedgecycling.com