Tour de France: Ladies’s eight-stage race will characteristic two mountain levels and summit end

Dutch rider Demi Vollering gained the 2021 La Course

The ladies’s Tour de France, which might be held for the primary time in 33 years in 2022, is about to characteristic eight levels via japanese France.

Beginning on the ultimate day of the lads’s Tour, the Tour de France Femmes will see rivals sort out two mountain levels – together with a summit end for the final stage.

“It is a balanced route that can go well with a number of forms of riders,” race director Marion Rousse mentioned.

The occasion takes place 24-31 July.

Riders will set off from the centre of Paris and full the route eight days later on the high of the Planche des Belles Filles.

Males’s Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme mentioned he hopes the ladies’s race may have longevity on the calendar, however making it a monetary success might show powerful.

“If it had been [sustainable], the ladies’s Tour would have been held for 40 years,” mentioned Prudhomme earlier than a presentation ceremony for the 2022 males’s and ladies’s Excursions.

“The largest problem is to broadcast the race. I believe we have executed a superb job, with the race beginning the identical day as the lads’s race ends in Paris.”

About 190 nations broadcast the lads’s race, with Prudhomme estimating 170 nations will see the beginning of the ladies’s occasion.

In distinction to the lads’s occasion, the place 300 cities apply and pay to host a stage yearly, Prudhomme needed to strategy candidates personally for the ladies’s race.

“However they’re all paying an entry payment and to present you a component of comparability, it is greater than for [the week-long men’s stage races] Paris-Good and the Criterium du Dauphine,” he added.

“The aim is to organise a race that can keep, that can nonetheless exist in 100 years, that I can watch once I’m previous and utilizing a walker.”

The unique Tour de France Feminin ran alongside the lads’s race with the identical organisers from 1984 to 1989.

After being taken over by new organisers in 1990, a renamed girls’s model of the Tour continued, however had a number of schedule modifications.

Males’s Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) began working girls’s race La Course in 2014, however it has solely been a one or two-day occasion in its eight editions to this point.

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