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2022 Tour de France: When does the race end, how to watch

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The final stages of the 2022 Tour de France are underway and the ongoing competition is heated.

 

In the 24 days of intense riding, cyclists are set to complete 21 stages that consist of different distances and terrain. Cyclists get three rest days throughout the prestigious event.

As the race comes to a close, here's everything you need to know about the final stages of the 2022 race and what to expect:

When does the 2022 Tour de France end?

The prestigious event ends on Sunday, July 24.

You can catch the final stages on Peacock, the NBC Sports app and USA Network.

Who is leading the 2022 Tour de France?

As of July 19, Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard is rocking the yellow jersey as the race's leader.

He is up 2:22 on second place's Tadej Pogačar of Slovenia. Pogačar is the two time defending champion.

In third place is England's Geraint Thomas (2018 Tour de France winner), with 2:43 behind first place.

Which riders have a chance of winning?

While the 2022 Tour de France is up for grabs, Vingegaard and Pogačar have pretty much locked in the first two spots of the podium.

The following riders are on the top-five leaderboard:

Overall (Yellow Jersey) 1. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN): 64:28:09 2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) : +2:22 3. Geraint Thomas (GBR): +2:43 4. Nairo Quintana (COL): +4:15 5. David Gaudu (FRA): +4:24

What can we expect in the last few stages? 

The last five days of the 2022 Tour de France will feature two mountain stages, two flat stages and one individual time trial (ITT) stage.

We can certainly expect Pogačar to go on the attack at an attempt to steal that first place spot from Vingegaard in the mountain stages.

Stages 17 and 18 will feature some of the race's hardest climbs, giving Pogačar to make up some time.

Stage 19 will highlight a hardcore sprint with a slight uphill drag to the finish line.

The stage 20 time trial will be the longest there has been at the Tour since 2014, giving riders the chance to make some big jumps on the leaderboard.

Stage 21 will be the final stretch and shortest road stage packed with celebration before the 2022 Tour de France concludes.

How much does the Tour de France winner get?

The winning rider in the 2022 Tour de France will earn $528,000.

What are the 2022 Tour de France stages?

The 21 stages of the 2022 Tour de France are as follows:

Stage Date Route Kilometers Terrain
1 July 2 Copenhagen – Copenhagen 13.2 ITT
2 July 2 Roskilde – Nyborg 202.2 Flat
3 July 3 Vejle – Sønderborg 182.0 Flat
  July 4 rest day
4 July 5 Dunkirk – Calais 171.5 Hills
5 July 6 Lille – Arenberg 157.0 Cobbles
6 July 7 Binche – Longwy 219.9 Hills
7 July 8 Tomblaine – La Planche des Belles Filles 176.3 Mountains
8 July 9 Dole – Lausanne 186.3 Hills
9 July 10 Aigle – Châtel 192.9 Mountains
  July 11 rest day
10 July 12 Morzine – Megève 148.1 Hills
11 July 13 Albertville – Col du Granon 151.7 Mountains
12 July 14 Briançon – Alpe d’Huez 165.1 Mountains
13 July 15 Bourg d’Oissans – Saint-Étienne 192.6 Flat
14 July 16 Saint-Étienne – Mende 192.5 Hills
15 July 17 Rodez – Carcassonne 202.5 Flat
  July 18 rest day
16 July 19 Carcassonne – Foix 178.5 Hills
17 July 20 Saint-Gaudens – Peyragudes 129.7 Mountains
18 July 21 Lourdes – Hautacam 143.2 Mountains
19 July 22 Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors 188.3 Flat
20 July 23 Lacapelle-Marival – Rocamadour 40.7 ITT
21 July 24 Nanterre – Paris 115.6 Flat