Tour de France 2022 – stage 1 preview, start time and predictions

The parcours of this year’s race promises to keep us on the edge of our seat. The organisers of the race have really pulled it off by starting in the city of cycling. With no further due:  Welcome to the Tour de France 2022 and welcome to  Copenhagen!

Stage 1 preview

The opening time trial is a 13.2 km effort and is as flat as it could be. Some experts have outlined the tight technical corners on the second part of the course. The biggest element however is the weather as rain is expected later in the day and this has already impacted the start list.

tour de france 2022 stage 1Favourites usually tend to go last but this time, the big guns have scheduled themselves to go earlier to avoid the late rain fall. Jeremy Lecroq will be the first rider to set out on the 13.2 km parcours and try to finish it in the fastest time possible. The main riders for the stage and the general classifications will as follow:

ORDER Time BIB RIDER TEAM
5 16:04:00 175 BAUKE MOLLEMA TREK – SEGAFREDO
8 16:07:00 144 STEFAN BISSEGGER EF EDUCATION – EASYPOST
12 16:11:00 101 MATHIEU VAN DER POEL ALPECIN – DECEUNINCK
13 16:12:00 91 DAVID GAUDU GROUPAMA – FDJ
14 16:13:00 87 JAN TRATNIK BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
15 16:14:00 77 BENJAMIN THOMAS COFIDIS
16 16:15:00 61 ENRIC MAS MOVISTAR TEAM
20 16:19:00 22 DANIEL MARTINEZ INEOS GRENADIERS
21 16:20:00 11 PRIMOŽ ROGLIČ JUMBO – VISMA
27 16:26:00 171 MADS PEDERSEN TREK – SEGAFREDO
29 16:28:00 151 NAIRO QUINTANA TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC
30 16:29:00 147 NEILSON POWLESS EF EDUCATION – EASYPOST
32 16:31:00 124 LOUIS MEINTJES INTERMARCHE – WANTY – GOBERT MATERIAUX
33 16:32:00 111 ROMAIN BARDET TEAM DSM
34 16:33:00 105 JASPER PHILIPSEN ALPECIN – DECEUNINCK
35 16:34:00 94 STEFAN KÜNG GROUPAMA – FDJ
36 16:35:00 81 JACK HAIG BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
37 16:36:00 71 GUILLAUME MARTIN COFIDIS
40 16:39:00 41 ALEKSANDR VLASOV BORA – HANSGROHE
41 16:40:00 31 BEN O’CONNOR AG2R CITROEN TEAM
42 16:41:00 21 GERAINT THOMAS INEOS GRENADIERS
43 16:42:00 18 JONAS VINGEGAARD JUMBO – VISMA
64 17:03:00 24 FILIPPO GANNA INEOS GRENADIERS
65 17:04:00 16 WOUT VAN AERT JUMBO – VISMA
66 17:05:00 1 TADEJ POGACAR UAE TEAM EMIRATES
74 17:13:00 146 MAGNUS CORT NIELSEN EF EDUCATION – EASYPOST
81 17:20:00 74 ION IZAGUIRRE COFIDIS
83 17:22:00 52 KASPER ASGREEN QUICK-STEP ALPHA VINYL TEAM
88 17:27:00 6 BRANDON MCNULTY UAE TEAM EMIRATES
96 17:35:00 141 RIGOBERTO URAN EF EDUCATION – EASYPOST
135 18:14:00 191 CHRIS FROOME ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH

 

Stage win predictions:

★★★★☆ Filippo Ganna: The world time trial champion is the big favorite on this flat segment and has made it his target to wear Le Maillot Jaune on his first participation.

★★★☆☆ Wout Van Aert: The tout- terrain superstar has closed the gap between and Ganna in terms of time-trial but it will take something special for Wout to beat the Italian.

★★☆☆☆ Mads Pedersen :  The  2019 world champion is on home ground and has worked a lot on his time-trial  to be able to dream of wearing yellow at some point in the next 3 days.

★☆☆☆☆ Kasper Asgreen , Magnus Cort Nielsen, Mathieu Van Der Poel: While the former 2 named are Danish, aim of whom  of winning the opening time trial is not unachievable , the Dutch superstar has already shown on all his time-trial in Grand Tours, that he can mean business if he wants to!

You can watch the race in full as from 15:30pm Central Europe, 09:30am U.S. Eastern on either of  our site:

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