First edition of Tour de France Femmes to mix flat, hilly and mountain stages
Oct 15 2021 05:50 am CET

First edition of Tour de France Femmes to mix flat, hilly and mountain stages
First edition of Tour de France Femmes to mix flat, hilly and mountain stages
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The first edition ever of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift has been presented at the Palais des Congres in Paris.

The director of the race, Marion Rousse was in charge of presenting the eight stages that will make up the first edition of the women's competition. The race will start on the 24th of July 2022 with an 82-kilometre flat stage that will take the pack between the Tour Eiffel and the Champs-Élysées of Paris, just before the final showdown of the men's race.

On the next day, the riders will face a 135-kilometre flat route between Meaux and Provins before the first encounter with climbs on the third day, on a course of 133 kilometres that will go between Reims and Epernay through Champagne's vineyards and that will be a day for the rouleurs.

On the fourth stage, the pack will go through another hilly route between Troyes and Bar-Sur-Aube of 126 kilometres of length that has sectors that have the potential of causing splits and important time loses. In the next two stages, the peloton will face one flat and another hilly stages, before facing the real mountains.

Selestat will be the start of the seventh stage, that will finish in Le Markstein, with a 127-kilometre course that will include the Petit Ballon -a 9.3 kilometre climb at 8.1%, before going to the Col du Platzerwasel -an ascent of 7.1 kilometres with an average gradient of 8.3% that has some sector that reach the 10.4%, and will finish with the Grand Ballon -a 13.5 kilometre-long climb at 6.7%.

The first edition of the Tour de France Femmes will finish with a 123-kilometre-long stage between Lure and La Super Planche des Belles Filles, featuring a mountain finish on the seven-kilometre long climb at 8.7% that reaches 24% in some sectors.





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